Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Member Spotlight: Evelyn Meisell

Hometown:   Odessa Texas, home of Permian Football!  GO MOJO!
College(s) Attended:   University of Texas at Austin
Degree(s) earned:  BBA – Marketing, BS – Kinesiology (Sport Management), M.Ed. – Higher Education Administration
Title:  Assistant Academic  Advisor- McCombs School of Business
What was your favorite childhood toy?  Bear and Dolly – I was a very literal child.
What is your current position at UT? Assistant Academic Advisor in the McCombs School of Business and FIG Facilitator of 2 amazing FIGs!
Have you had any jobs prior to your current job at UT?  If so, what were they? Freshman Admissions Counselor – UT Austin (2 years), Graduate Assistant of the McCombs Leadership Program, Graduate Mentor for the Texas Football Department, along with various internships across the Forty Acres J 8)      What is the most challenging aspect of your current job?  Talking about 4-year graduation rates – as I was one of those super seniors ;)
Why/How did you decide to work in an institution of higher education?  My wonderful academic advisors (Richard Hogeda and Steve Alvarez) encouraged me to pursue this fabulous career during my 5-year undergraduate experience.  Great advice!
What are your hobbies?  Traveling as much as possible, crafting, celebrating Austrian/German holidays, baking

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