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Kelsey Yadon

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Kelsey Yadon

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

How did you gain experience when you were a student?

When I was a student, I had several jobs on and off-campus, which helped me explore my career interests. Off-campus, I worked as a tutor and teacher’s assistant for middle schoolers. On-campus, I worked as an administrative assistant, a resident assistant, and as a peer career guide.

How did you become a career development professional?

As an undergraduate, I started as an “open option” student, switched to Secondary Education, and switched a final time to Communication Studies. I loved working with other college students as a resident assistant and peer career guide, so I decided to work towards a graduate degree in higher education. My favorite experiences in graduate school were my internships in academic advising and career advising, and I’ve been working in those areas ever since I graduated.

Who is someone who impacted your career development?

I was fortunate to have many people support me in my career development on campus! During my freshman year, I had a really wonderful academic advisor who helped me explore areas of interest as an undecided student and encouraged me to try many different areas. When I became an RA, my supervisor at the time was the first person who helped me consider careers outside of those I knew about, including higher education. Finally, my supervisor for the peer career guide position I had my senior year helped me to grow in important skill sets – asking questions and listening well, leading work projects, and many more skills that I still use to this day.

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