Hi, I'm Laura
To tell you a little about myself, I attended Northeastern University where I majored in Communication Studies. Aspiring to work in Television Production, I gained invaluable experience through positions at ABC, CNN, and NBC. While I loved many aspects of my work, I was inspired to transition to the education field after witnessing the difficulties that first generation students faced in graduating from college. My own college journey was heavily impacted by the mentors and helpers who encouraged my persistence every step of the way. Recognizing this contrast in student experiences, I now aspire to assist students on their college journeys while discovering and understanding the many invisible pitfalls that exist on a college campus, whether those obstacles be financial, social, or academic.
Making a career transition after graduating college was a difficult and scary decision, and the process to make that a reality took dedication. By utilizing my LinkedIn and in-person networks, I successfully made the transition and started a new position as a College Advising Corps Adviser at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate. I advised students on the intricate process of scholarships and financial aid and have successfully assisted 206 seniors in earning almost $4 million in private scholarships. Through this experience, I found fulfillment that never existed at my previous positions, which inspired me to apply to graduate school.
I am currently pursuing a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration at the University of Georgia and now serve as the Graduate Assistant for Alumni Career Services. Here, I utilize my skills in advising, transitioning careers, utilizing networks, and applying to graduate school to assist recent graduates and young professional alumni with their career development needs.
**The views and opinions expressed on my website and LinkedIn posts are my own and do not represent the views, positions, or opinions of the University of Georgia.