Please tell us about yourself and your background: My first job out of college was working with a local student loan servicer, and it’s where I figured out that I had a passion for higher education and working with students. About two years later, I got my first job with Webster on the Admissions Processing Team. I processed applications, transcripts, record changes, etc.
What do you do in your free time? I love to cook in my free time. I’m not a very artistically inclined person. So, that’s my creative outlet. I also love going to local sporting events, all kinds.
How long have you been with Webster? I’ve been with Webster for almost three years now. One in Processing, and almost two as an Admissions Counselor.
How do you help prospective Webster University Online students? I talk to prospective students about the goals, both career and educational, to see what program might fit them the best. I also go through different options within a particular program just to give them ideas about how to maximize their education here and make it the most applicable to what they want to do when they’ve graduated.
You answer many questions from prospective students, what are some of our students’ frequently asked questions? Some of the most frequently asked questions I get from students are:
- “Does Webster require the GRE or GMAT?”- We do not currently require either for admission.
- “How long does it take to complete a program?”- Well, that really depends on how soon you want to finish, how much time do you have to set aside on a weekly basis to be academically successful, and your acceptance which is based on your undergraduate academic record.
What part of your job is the most satisfying? I just generally love talking to people and getting to know their stories about why they’re taking this next step in their education. More than that though, I love getting to be a part of that story. I love knowing that someone, somewhere has had their life changed for the better because of the education they’ve received here.
Do you have any advice for students? My advice to students is own your education. Be as proactive as you can, take pride in the work you do, and I guarantee you’ll feel way more than just relief when you graduate. Yes, it’s okay to be relieved when you take that last class but you will be positively beaming if you know you pushed yourself to be your best when you get there.
What’s your favorite part of Webster University. My favorite part about Webster is the sense of community. From top to bottom, there is a genuine sense of empathy and caring about the students that I haven’t experienced anywhere else in higher education. We are community that supports each other and recognizes that we are stronger together, as a University.