What Does It Take to Be a UW HELP Adviser?

Occasionally, counselors ask us what it takes to get a job like ours. Frankly, we don’t have a lot of turnover in our small office. And as far as we know, a System-wide advising office like ours does not exist anywhere else in the country. Let me paint a picture of what our staff looks like.

Each UW HELP adviser has between 10 and 22 years of higher education work experience (our average is 19). We have master’s degrees in College Student Personnel, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and Public Administration. We have worked on two-year and four-year campuses, both public and private. Before landing in UW HELP, we accumulated a wealth of professional experience in other higher education offices:

  • Financial Aid
  • Admissions
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Activities
  • Residence Life
  • Registration and Records
  • Student Services
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Academic Advising
  • College of Education Dean’s Office
  • Career Services

Know that our advisers are truly committed to helping your students prepare for college.

Entering the Blogosphere

UW HELP is entering the blog world! Our blog is intended for high school counselors and other educators, and we plan to bring you newsy items from the UW System and beyond. But first, for those who may be unfamiliar with our office, here’s a quick description of what we do.

UW HELP stands for University of Wisconsin Higher Education Location Program. (See why we call ourselves simply UW HELP?!) Our office’s purpose is to build access to the UW System. We do this in a variety of ways: Continue Reading