Katie graduated from Uconn in 2017 with a double major in Psychological Sciences and Communications.
What are you doing now? Why did you choose to go into this field?
I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education, specializing in Student Development in Higher Education. I am also working at Eastern Connecticut State University in the Office of Student Activities where I assist in supervising the Campus Activity Board and oversee commuter programming and initiatives. I chose the field of higher education because I loved being involved at UConn as a peer mentor and student leader. My mentors encouraged me to continue to develop my passion for student development by pursuing a professional career in higher education.
What do you hope to be doing 5 years from now?
I would love to work in a university career center! My goal is to help students develop personally and professionally through goal setting, skill development, and career exploration.
What was one of your favorite things about UConn?
I loved being involved with the First Year Programs office as a peer mentor.
What was your favorite psych course you took?
Drugs and Behavior with Professor Salamone!
What’s a piece of advice you would give to current students in our program?
Step outside of your comfort zone! My mentor gave me this same advice my sophomore year and it shaped the rest of my UConn experience. The best experiences and opportunities I had at UConn were a result of stepping outside of my comfort zone and challenging myself to try new things.