Friday, March 25, 2016

2016 Women Trailblazer Recipient

Congratulations, to our fellow UMSL Ambassador Eric’el Johnson. If you did not already know, Eric’el was recently honored as a 2016 University of Missouri– St. Louis Trailblazer!

Eric’el was honored alongside: Brendolyn Bailey-Burch, Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris, Stella Markou, and Aladeen Stoll.

Eric’el is a part of the University of Missouri– St. Louis Washington University Joint Engineering program, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Along with being a lead UMSL Ambassador, Eric’el is involved in the Golden Key International Honor Society, Pierre Laclede Honors College Student Association, Engineering Student Advisory Board, and the Society of Future Engineers.

The Trailblazer ceremony was held Wednesday, March 23, 2016. This year’s theme was “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.”

Once again, congratulations to Eric’el and the other women of UMSL honored in this amazing event.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Monthly Meetings

One benefit from being an ambassador at the University of Missouri- Saint Louis is that the program will allow you to develop your communication, leadership, and professional skills. As part of your promise to the organization, you are required to attend monthly meetings. The meetings are usually one you would run to, instead of away from. Of course, we are kept up to speed with all the things that are going on within the organization, but we are also learning things that can be kept with us long after we retire the red vest. Our meetings usually teaches us how to properly tailor our resume, send emails, have a professional online presence, and so much more. The relationships that are made during our meetings, with the other ambassadors and the university, are one that would have you singing that you are a university ambassador and you are proud!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Health, Wellness & Counseling Services

The benefits of being an UMSL student are numerous, some benefits include those from Health, Wellness & Counseling Services (located in 131 MSC.) Many of their services are included in student tuition! The foundation of their services is geared toward holistic health, rather than strictly the physical health students. Health services administer blood pressure tests, flu shots, general testing and screening, women-specific exams and much more. Wellness resource services are primarily for educating students on variety of health related topics. Counseling services provide a confidential and comfortable environment for therapy. This department is there to help each student and their wellbeing. There is nothing too small or too big they are willing to help students get through. If you have a concern or simply want to have a checkup, Health, Wellness & Counseling Services is the place to go.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Office of Multicultural Student Services

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (located in 107 Lucas Hall) is an awesome resource to ensure student success. Services offered here include: tutoring, mentoring, developing time management skills, tips on interviewing successfully and much more. Tutoring is available to students at no cost and they will form study groups if desired. For those interested, all you need to do is submit a tutor request form at the office and a tutor will contact you to make meeting arrangements. Time management skills are a necessity for college students, and the mentors at the office can work with you to create an effective schedule to help organize your tasks, both personal and academic. Last but not least, the office provide students with interview tips. Since many UMSL students plan on applying for a job or to graduate school it is a great idea to stop by the office and practice interviewing. Along with the mentors helpful tips, when you have a real interview you will be confident in your own abilities. Next time you need assistance with tutoring, mentoring or even interviewing, the Office of Multicultural Student Services is there to help you succeed!