College students get lots of cliché advice, such as “go to class,” “take advantage of office hours” and “meet with your advisor.” These sentiments are shared so often because they work. Meeting your advisor can be especially helpful for choosing a major or minor, finding internship or job opportunities, and overall making the most of your time in college. Advisors are there to provide professional, unbiased advice and help students be successful, plus they’re pretty cool people.
Not sure who your advisor is? Find your academic advisor by logging in through your myKU portal.
An icebreaker when you meet Cindy:
Everything you need to know about Cindy (sort of)
Undergraduate Major: Communication Studies
I became an advisor because… I did not have the best experience with advisors during my time in college and wanted to change that for other students; plus I’m just a helper by nature.
My best advice for college students:
My soapbox: Choose for you, not for a parent, grandparent, sibling. Be true to yourself and trust your instincts.
My favorite KU memory is … The couple of times I was a “guest” coach for the football team, it was great being on the sidelines pre-game.
What did you want to be when you were growing up? An elementary ed. teacher, but then I started in this area and knew it wasn’t for me, so I changed my major and then I changed it again J
My favorite place on campus is … My office, seriously, it’s where I do what I love, guiding students through this maze of higher education.
My super power would be: Flight, I’m a bit of a nervous flyer (I don’t let it stop me though), but I would love to just soar on my own.
Cindy’s people and furry friends: