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Jennifer Nelson

Coordinator, Career Counseling

jlnelson@semo.edu
573-651-2583
Office: AC 069

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in English, Southeast Missouri State University
Master of Arts in Community Counseling, Southeast Missouri State University
Specialist in Counseling Education, Southeast Missouri State University

Hometown:
Jackson, Missouri

First thing I remember wanting to be “when I grow up” as a kid:
I wanted to be a veterinarian because I grew up with horses, dogs, and cats and thought it would be awesome to play with animals all day.  I eventually figured out that’s not all a veterinarian does!

First “grown up” job:
Before helping students navigate their career journeys as a career counselor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and now at Southeast, I worked as a licensed professional mental health counselor in agencies around Southeast Missouri.

Fun Fact:
I have a three-foot tall stuffed toy llama named Lenny.  He is affectionately known as the “No Drama Llama” because one look at him and your drama seems to disappear.  I’ve also been to 27(ish) National Parks.  These facts are in no way related.  J

Advice to Students:
Listen to the world around you, stay open to experiences, and learn to bend with the winds of change….because change will happen.  And guess what…you will be just fine!

Contact

573.651.2583
careerservices@semo.edu
Academic Hall 057
Office Hours:
Regular: 8am - 5pm (Mon - Fri)
*Spring Break/Summer Hours: 8am - 4pm
Office of Career Services
One University Plaza, MS 3333
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701