Jimmy H

Academic Area:
Higher Education and Student Affairs, School of Education

Hometown:
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Undergraduate Institution:
The University of Iowa

What degree are you working toward?
MsEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs.

Why did you choose graduate school at IU Bloomington?
The professional staff and opportunities available in student affairs, especially so within housing and Residential Programs and Services here on the Bloomington campus.

What’s been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
Helping to host the interview process for this years incoming cohort of students! Additionally, I would say being able to co-facilitate a course my second semester of school was my favorite accomplishment. Being able to work with students in the classroom was a refreshing experience, and helped me further my passion for college student learning.

What do you enjoy most about life in Bloomington?
The number of events that involve the community. Specifically, I am a huge fan of the farmers market here in town, and the local performers and farmers that you can meet there!

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Reaffirming Experiences

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There are days where a graduate program will seem long. With papers to write, articles to read, and the ever looming thesis or job search ahead, it can often feel like your world is a long series of checklists and “ok what’s next.” But, there will also be things that happen throughout your time in the program that will be completely unexpected, wonderful, and remind you of why you’re there.

One such moment happened to me this last week. As a part of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program, masters students are required to have a position on campus working in student affairs to connect and practice those responsible skills learned in class in a professional setting. I have the opportunity to work as a Graduate Supervisor for Residential Programs and Services (RPS). Within this position, I get to work with 20 incredible undergraduate student leaders who serve as Resident Assistants (RAs) within the Residence Hall. One particular RA and I had the opportunity to discuss how they worked with their floor during a difficult situation.

Throughout this last week, many members of the floor community had reported to the RA that they had been woken up at all hours of the morning by their neighbors or other members of the floor being loud. With this happening, it has been difficult for anyone to get a full nights sleep, which has been impacting their ability to attend class, study, and be successful overall in their college experience. In an attempt to discuss this issue with the floor, the RA scheduled a floor meeting early in the morning Continue reading

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