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Humans of USU: Adviser says happiness is a decision

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Published: Monday, February 17, 2014

Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014 21:02

Humans of USU: Meg Radunich

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Meg Radunich works as an academic adviser at USU.


The Utah Statesman interviewed USU employee Meg Radunich, 28, from California.

 

Utah Statesman: What do you do?

Meg Radunich: I’m an academic adviser in university advising, so it’s all the undeclared students.

 

US: That must be a fun job.

MR: It is, actually. I love it. I want to do this forever.

 

US: How long have you been an advisor?

MR: Just since August.

 

US: Do you have any interesting work stories?

MR: I’ve had to tell some people that their GPAs aren’t high enough to get into programs, so they bring their parents in or their family members to, I don’t know, yell at me or something. No, your GPA is just not high enough. But mostly, just really good experiences. I think Utah State has a really nice culture of students.

 

US: Did you always want to be an academic adviser when you grew up?

MR: No … I didn’t really think about it. I was kind of a late bloomer, so I didn’t know what I wanted to do for a long time. I majored in history and didn’t know what I was going to do with it, and then I just went to grad school and did counseling. I thought I wanted to be a mental health counselor, but then I ended up falling in love with the student affairs higher administration aspect of it, and I got a job here.

 

US: Where did you go to school for your undergrad?
MR: I went to BYU in Provo.

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