International Admissions Counselor — East Tennessee State University
Explain your career path
Personal Trainer (2011-2012) Residential Counselor (2012-2013) Missionary/Coach/Teacher (2013-2014) Physical Trainer (2015-2016) Admissions Counselor (2016-Present)
What was your major at Southeast and how would you characterize the quality of that program to prospective students?
Exercise Science. I knew I wanted to help people and the healthcare field seemed like a wonderful way to do that.
Why did you choose to attend Southeast?
Initially I was drawn to Southeast because of the distance from home (2 hours). Once I visited Southeast however, I fell in love with the campus and felt like I would fit in well. During my tour, I also met with a faculty member who made me feel like so much more than "just a number." The trip to campus really sealed the deal for me.
What is the most important thing you learned while you were at Southeast?
I learned that the world was a lot bigger than my rural hometown in Illinois. While at Southeast I met people from not only around the country, but from around the world. This prepared me to move to a larger city after graduation, then to another country within a few years. The experiences I had and the lessons I learned while at Southeast played a major role in these moves.
Describe Southeast in three words.
Engaging Evolving Exciting