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CEAS Advising Center

Jennifer Martin

Academic Advising Professional

Office: Engineering Building, Room 2085
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4996
Email: jmartin@uwyo.edu

 

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Originally from Wisconsin, Jennifer Martin moved to Laramie in 2002. She has worked for the University of Wyoming since moving here and loves all that the university offers to students and to the state. While working full time, she completed a bachelor’s degree in communications in May 2011 and a master of arts in educational administration in May 2016. Through her work and school experiences, she discovered a love for academic advising and has taken every opportunity to expand and improve her advising skills. If you have any questions regarding degree programs, class schedules, registration, petitions, advising, or any other academic related inquiries, please don’t hesitate to set up a time to meet with her to further discuss your questions.

 


 

Philosophy


I am someone who is deeply connected to the people with whom I interact and I have been told by several people that it is what makes me a great advisor. I empathize with students because I spent 13 years as a part-time student while working full time, so I can understand their fears, victories, and when they need a little bit of encouragement. I feel as if I am able to really connect with students on a personal level because I truly enjoy hearing about their lives, what they learn in school, what they are frustrated with, and just their general experiences in their own personal development. I think that this helps me be a friend, a mentor, and a guide, and that is exactly what I aspire to be as an advisor.

I feel that my career as an advisor has me helping people and I love that about my job. I love seeing the growth in students as they learn new things, as they mature in their thought processes, and as they figure out this thing we call life. It is an empowering thing to see students grow throughout the stages of their academic career and I like thinking of myself as an anchor for them. Many things might be happening and changing, but I hope my advisees always see me as a stable force in the midst of chaos and that they always feel like they can come to me for advice, for direction, for comforting, or to celebrate their successes.

Chapter six from the “Academic Advising Approaches” (Drake, Jordan, Miller, 2013) covers the Appreciative Advising theory and part of that chapter says, “academic advisors are challenged to do more than just offer good advice about courses. To offer great advising support, they need to take the initiative in “engaging students in reflective conversation about educational goals,” addressing “the nature of higher education, academic decisions, and the significance of those decisions,” and “encouraging student change toward greater levels of self-awareness and responsibility”,” (Bloom, Hutson, He, p. 83). I love everything about that statement and it is exactly what I aspire to be as an academic advisor. I want to embrace the student’s entire learning experience, making it more than just picking out classes and setting up a schedule. As they develop in life and as business professionals, I want to help them “achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials,” (Bloom, Hutson, He, p. 83). I am glad for the strong foundation of understanding that I have developed through my academic and work experiences and how those experiences have helped me develop my personal advising philosophy. I look forward to continuing to build on this throughout my career.

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1000 E. University Ave

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4253

Email: enginfo@uwyo.edu

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