Emily Harmon

Emily Harmon

Academic Coordinator


Old Dominion University TRiO Student Support Services

Norfolk, VA USA


Recognize your weaknesses and then advocate for strength.

Career

Academic Coordinator

I provide academic, career, financial, & graduate support for those who are low-income, first-gen, or have a disability

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I may have anywhere from 5 to 16 meetings with students in a day. Meetings are catered to the needs and situations of the students. Together, students and I may review their financial aid award package to ensure everything they are eligible for has been awarded, review degree plans, create semester goals, calculate GPA, explore majors/minors, review resumes and cover letters, and so much more. We host workshops, tour graduate schools, and celebrate students when it's time to graduate!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

1) Start researching the industry and company. Make a list of facts. 2) Visit that "front door" with a resume and cover letter in hand. 3) Introduce yourself, what you hope to accomplish, and ask who the best person is to support your goals. 5) Share how you heard about the company, what you can offer the company, & ask questions related to steps you need to take to submit an application and/or get an interview offer. 6) When you get an offer for a professional job, always negotiate your pay.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"Why do you need to get a second degree? You'll already have one. Sounds like a waste of time and money."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues