Meet Your Advisor: Shantae Coleman

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.

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Everything you need to know about Shantae (sort of)

Undergraduate Major: Psychology

I became an advisor because:

I really valued the support and relationship with my undergraduate advisor.  I love working with student in all stages of their college career.  Advising allows me to make connections with students and provide the support they need to be successful.


My soapbox: Use a planner, either physical or electronic.  They are definitely key to staying organized.

My favorite KU memory is … I’m still making memories as I haven’t been at KU for very long.  I’ll definitely remember my first day on campus. It immediately felt like home.

My best advice for college students:

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Try something new. New experiences can lead to a new passion, academic or career interest, or even a hobby.

What did you want to be when you were going up? I wanted to be a carpenter/handywoman. I even had my own toy tool set and went around “fixing” things.

My favorite place on campus is…  I’m still exploring but right now I love sitting on the Baumgartner Terrace outside of Hawks Nest at the Kansas Union.

My superpower would be: Time Control!

Get in touch with Shantae if you’re interested in studying History or English:

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