Heather Cooper

Heather Cooper

Southeast Indiana Outreach Coordinator


Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Education

High School
Madison Consolidated High School
Bachelor
BS
Indiana University-Southeast
Graduate
MEd
Indiana Wesleyan University

Career

Southeast Indiana Outreach Coordinator

Educate, train, and facilitate Southeast Indiana on state implemented post secondary monies.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Government
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

There is no typical day in my position. The diversity is what I love about it! I might be in a junior high helping students enroll in 21st Century Scholars, in a high school assisting with SSP completion, or speaking to college freshman about how to keep their aid.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Organization(!!), timeliness, good communication skills/being a people person, comfortable in diverse situations, the ability to navigate maps, roads, and/or other driving obstacles, good grammar, being able to compose a professional email, and being able to handle people being upset without losing your cool

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
BS
graduate
Graduate
MEd

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"That I was spending too much money when I could easily find a job that would pay what a teacher makes without an education. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student