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Peer Coaches

Catlyn Christie

Addie Nelson

 

Major

Human Resources and Public & Nonprofit Management

Fun Facts

I like to knit but don't really know how to follow patterns, so I have many, many scarves…

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

Be intentional about discovering your core values, and start to consider how you might want these to show up in your future. Truly understanding your values is a vital step toward finding a major that will complement and satisfy you.


Laura Schreiber

Laura Schreiber

 

Major

Urban Studies BA, Leadership Minor

Fun Facts

I am a total book nerd! I even have the Barnes and Noble app on my phone. One of my favorite things on to do while in the cities is to find neighborhood restaurants like Blue Door Pub, Colossal Cafe and of course visit Al's diner!

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

When you are exploring majors think about the type of person you wish you could be right now: what your career would look like, the values that you would uphold, and what you are passionate about. Then when you have an idea of who you want to be, don't be afraid to throw out previous plans that you had for yourself. Being okay with changing your mind while in college (and in life) can be one of the most important things you do! Most importantly remember that your major does not define what you do, but provides a skillset for your future, not a definition.


Office Assistants

Max Jacobson

Max Jacobson

 

Major

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Fun Facts

I can play banjo, ukulele, and double bass.

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

Keep your mind open to exploring new things!


Polly Lehman

Polly Lehman

 

Major

Bachelor of Individualized Studies in Psychology, Leadership, and Communication Studies

Fun Facts

I can quote every episode of Friends, I prefer nectarines over peaches, my favorite word is "wonderful," and I love high fives.

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

Be proactive! The University of Minnesota has countless opportunities for every student to explore new interests and passions. Take a leap and try something new, you never know what your newest passion might be!


Dana Osaben

Noelle Knutson

 

Major

Business and Marketing Education

Fun Facts

I love sports! I enjoy playing soccer and watching basketball. I've seen almost every sports documentary on Netflix!

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

Have fun with it! Take advantage of the many resources the U offers. Don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone and ask questions!


Communications Interns

Alyssa Lotspaih

Alyssa Lotspaih

 

Major

Majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Mass Communications

Fun Facts

I love music! I couldn't lug a piano all the way from Wisconsin to my new home, so I am currently trying to teach myself how to play the guitar.

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

Don't be afraid to pursue your passions. If you can make a lot of money doing that, GREAT. If you can't, still give it a whirl. Doing work that makes you happy is incredibly important. You only get one life; why not do what you love!


Meagan Wells

Meagan Wells

 

Major

Journalism - Strategic Communication, Spanish & Management Minors

Fun Facts

I'm a bit obsessed with organization, so I put everything I do in my Google calendar. I even schedule things like phone calls with my mom!

Best piece of advice for students exploring majors

If you're unhappy with your current major, change it! Don't let the pressures or expectations of others keep you from pursuing the things that you actually enjoy. Come to CAPE with an open mind and you'll be amazed at the options you'll find!

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Center for Academic Planning and Exploration
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222 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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