Meet Your Advisor: Amy Schmidt

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.

Two icebreakers when you meet Amy: 

Picture of Amy's four month old, light-brown dachshund puppy with the caption Ask to see more photos of Amy's puppy, Tilley. And a picture of Amy and her brother. The caption reads "Did you know that Amy has a twin brother?"

Everything you need to know about Amy (sort of)

Undergraduate Major: Journalism with an Ethical Leadership minor from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.

I became an advisor because… I love watching/helping students find passions they didn’t even know they had!

My best advice for college students: Always take at least one class each year that you don’t know anything about.

What did you want to be when you were growing up? I wanted to be a vet when I was younger, a physical therapist when I started college, a journalist/news producer after my undergrad and an academic advisor after my Master’s program (no lie!)

My favorite KU memory is… Getting the call that I was hired for this position!

My super power would be: Teleportation, no questions.

My favorite place on campus is … I’m pretty partial to Wescoe Beach

A picture of Wescoe beach. In the foreground is the metallic Jayhawk statue outside of Strong Hall, with yellow and red tulips at its base. There is a student sitting on a bench, and another student with blue boots walking from right to left.

Get in touch with Amy if you’re interested in African & African American Studies, American Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish & Portuguese and / or Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

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