I chose to become an admissions recruiter at Edinboro because I enjoyed my time as an undergraduate student so much that I wanted to encourage prospective students to enroll as well. My goal is to become an athletic director at the collegiate level, and I believe my current position at Edinboro will prepare me to adequately reach that goal.
My time at Edinboro began in 2013, after I graduated from Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio. I was recruited by Coach Wayne Bradford to continue my football career playing for Edinboro. My experiences while playing Division II football helped mold me into the professional I am today. I learned many valuable leadership skills and gained an excellent work ethic that transferred to every other area of my life as a result of working with the fantastic athletic staff at Edinboro.
While obtaining both degrees, I developed many important skills such as public speaking and collaborating with others on group projects. Most of my classes included group work opportunities as a considerable portion of the final grade. I believe those experiences helped me tremendously in the position I hold today.
After researching programs that fit my specific goal in mind, I came across a graduate program at Edinboro that fit the goal entirely. I completed my undergraduate degree requirements in the summer of 2017 and enrolled in Edinboro’s Educational Leadership Program (M.Ed.) in the fall of 2017. So far, the program has further enhanced my leadership skills and introduced me to a boundless amount of current professionals in my field.
I earnestly believe in the benefits of higher education, particularly at Edinboro University. This is proven through my desire to stay at the Edinboro for more than five years. My experiences as an undergraduate student, student-athlete, graduate student, and now a full-time employee have prepared me to relate and attract a vast number of prospective students for Edinboro.