Emma

 

Career Advisor & Liaison to College of Arts & Letters
Year Started at JMU: 2021
gibbonek@jmu.edu
Contact Info
Pronouns:
She/Her/Hers

I help students navigate making their dreams a reality. I encourage and empower my students to find paths as unique as they are to get to where they way to be and write their story.

My Career Journey

I went to the University of Central Missouri for undergrad, where I got a BS in Psychology with a minor in Geography and had the opportunity to be super involved on campus. I worked in the Career Center for 3 years (the best 3 years ever), I was in a sorority, Sigma Kappa, and an honor fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, where I got to connect with some of the most amazing individuals. By diving into my experiences there I found student affairs and discovered that I really enjoyed and wanted to continue to work with college students.

In pursuit of my little dream I was able to find a Master's Program at Texas A&M University where I just received my Master of Science in Educational Administration, focused on Student Affairs and Administration in Higher Education. While there I was Graduate Hall Director for 2 years, where I got to met and work with some really spectacular students. I wrote the Strategic Plan for the Veterans Resource and Support Center there to cover the next 5 years of growth and development. Connecting with and serving our Veteran population was a gift and one of my most memorable experiences to this day. I left Texas in May after graduation and fell in love with JMU's Career Center where I have the pleasure of coming everyday now!

More About Me

3 words that describe me:

  • Adventurous
  • Loyal
  • Sincere
Some fun facts about me:
  • I've been to 38 states and I'm trying to get to all 48 contiguous states before I'm 30!
  • I love to cross stitch and knit!
  • I really enjoy hammocking and being outside.
  • I have a small obsession with Chacos and will only be caught wearing them outside of work.

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