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Carolyn Ballard

College: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Years as an academic advisor:
Why did you choose to be an academic advisor?
College students have done what they needed to do to get here. I want to help them get to where they want to be.
What do you wish students knew about academic advisors?
We are a great resources and we want to help them, but they have to reach out to us to help.
What is one of your favorite parts of your role as an advisor?
Seeing my student succeed.
What is one piece of advice you would offer to a brand new advisor? As one of my professors in graduate school Dr. Forrest said to us, "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink....but, you sure can make them thirsty."