Profiles of Employees at Marquette

Katie Simet:
Academic Advisor/Learning Specialist in Athletics
Undergraduate degree(s):  BA Psychology and Elementary Education
Undergraduate Involvement: Resident Assistant, Admissions Tour Guide, Hunger Clean Up, IMAP (International Marquette Action Program)
What you enjoy about the field? “I love that every day I work closely with students and get to help them tackle their challenges or simply be a voice to offer support.”

Adrienne Ridgeway:
Assistant Athletic Director Academic Services/Life Skills Coordinator in Athletics
Undergraduate degree(s):  Communication Science and Disorders
Undergraduate Involvement: Student Athlete and Greek Life
What you enjoy about the field? “I enjoy seeing the personal development of college students from their freshmen year to the time that they graduate….the evolution of their views, experiences and personal goals are astonishing.”

Chris Daood:
Assistant Director, Counseling Center
Undergraduate degree(s):  Psychology
Undergraduate Involvement: RA, Intramurals, Academic Research Projects, Sexual Violence Prevention Efforts
What do you enjoy about the field? “My experiences in Student Affairs provided me a breadth of leadership experience that helped develop many transferrable skills, which prepared me for additional career endeavors.  From my perspective, Student Affairs professionals tend to be individuals who work hard to support healthy student development and challenge each other and students to make the most of their experiences.”

Julie Murphy:
Coordinator for New Student Programs, Office of Student Development
Undergraduate degree(s): Psychology
Undergraduate Involvement: Orientation Staff, Psychology Research Lab, Tour Guide
Advice for undergraduates? “Talk to a lot of people who are currently working in the field, or who have worked in the field in the past.  Don’t be afraid to send an email or call someone who you don’t know, but who has a job title that sounds interesting to you.  Introduce yourself, and let them know that you are interested in their job, and ask for 30 minutes of their time to find out more about what they do.  Bring with you questions for them, and be prepared to tell them a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in Student Affairs.  Ask them at the end of your meeting for a few other names of people in Student Affairs that they would suggest you talk to for a different perspective.”   

Kristin Adler:
Employer Relations Manager, Career Services Center
Undergraduate degree(s): Advertising
Undergraduate Involvement: Pi Beta Phi (Social sorority), Panhellenic, Tutored grade school children.
What do you enjoy about the field? “I love working with students and helping them succeed.  Being able to educate a student about their resources and services available to them and watching them pursue their dream career is very rewarding!

Scott Anderegg:
Assistant Director of Recreational Sports
Undergraduate degree(s): Sports Administration
Undergraduate Involvement: Student Athlete
What do you enjoy about the field? “I get to work with some of the best and brightest (both students and administrators) on campus and they really teach me more than I teach them. No two days are ever the same.”

Emily Schumacher-Novak:
Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
Undergraduate degree(s): Journalism and Theology
Undergraduate Involvement: RA and Involved in Campus Ministry
Why this field? “I got into this field because I believe challenging students to see the bigger picture and to think broadly and deeply about who they are and their gifts and talents is one of the most important ways in which we can address issues of justice in our world. Inviting students to act with integrity and excellence in whatever their chosen field may be is exciting, creative, difficult, and entirely worthwhile.”

Jen Klump:
Residence Hall Director
Undergraduate degree(s): Psychology and German
Undergraduate Involvement: Dance Marathon, Worked in the Office of International Programs, Involved in the Residence Hall
Advice for undergraduates? “Talk to former mentors, supervisors, and advisors on campus and ask them about their journeys. There's a lot to be learned from the various paths people take - you'll find that there's no "right" way to get into the field!”

Carla Cadet:
Assistant Dean for Intercultural Engagement
Undergraduate degree(s): Communication and Media
Undergraduate Involvement: Black Student Union, Caribbean Club, Student television station, Resident Assistant, Peer Mentor in the Minority Recruitment Program, Orientation Assistant, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Advice for undergraduates? "Something I almost always share with new professionals is have your heart in this field. I believe being a professional in the field of Student Affairs is a unique and rewarding experience with many responsibilities and challenges. Everyday presents new opportunities, and at times new obstacles.  But if at the end of the day, you remain committed to working with students and/or any aspect of their academic and personal success, you will most likely have the motivation to fulfill responsibilities with care and integrity.”

Kelsey Stockton:
Residence Hall Director
Undergraduate degree(s): English Literature/Classical Languages; minor in Theology
Undergraduate Involvement: Resident Assistant, NRHH, Student Organizations
What do you enjoy about the field? "Each day brings something different.  I get to exercise lots of different skills and interests through a variety of supervising and advising on individual and group levels.  At the heart of it, I thrive on relationships with people – student affairs is a very people-focused field."






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