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Amber Brown

“I am a Career Counselor in the Career Development Center.  I help students discover their career paths, learn more about themselves, and get them ready for life after college.  I am dedicated to student success and look forward to helping all students succeed.”

Educational Background

Amber attended Western Carolina University and received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and completed her undergraduate degree at University of Missouri-Columbia (GO TIGERS!!!) majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences.

Favorite part of her job:  “My favorite part of my job is interacting with students and being the one safe person they can confide in.”

What do you like to do outside of the office?  “I like to spend my time with my family and watching Netflix and Hulu.”

Hobbies: “I love to sing and dance.”

Favorite Food: “I consider myself a foodie, but I love sushi!”

Interesting Fact about Amber is: She enjoys Japanese anime! Amber also likes to play video/computer games (i.e., World of Warcraft).

Why did you choose your career path in career services?  

I chose career services because I would not be where I am today without a career counselor. I have changed career paths twice due to decreased interest and the changing U.S. economy. It was not until I took the MBTI the second time that I had an "ah-ha" moment of what I wanted to do with my life. That "ah-ha" moment lead me to counseling but more specifically, career counseling. I want to be able to assist others with learning more about themselves to reach their "ah-ha" moment in order to succeed in life. I am always here to listen and explore the options available.”

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