MSP is pleased to welcome Carrie Hauser, our new Coordinator of Admissions & Student Engagement.
Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background:
I started my career in Higher Education at Eastern Michigan University getting my Bachelors in Children’s Literature and Theater. I directly moved to Indiana State University to gain my Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education. While I was there, I was working in Residential Life for the university. I then took a two year hiatus where I decided to move to China and teach English. When I moved back to the United States I moved to Columbus, OH where I started working for Capital University in Residential Life. I spent four years there and completed an MBA through the school. Working in Residential Life allows you to do a little bit of everything and I was very thankful for that experience.
What attracted you to working at MSP?
As I was searching for a new position in Student Affairs, I was very interested in broadening my scope into a different department than Res Life. I oversaw and developed a lot of programming initiatives in my previous role so the student engagement piece of MSP’s job description first drew me in. I was excited about the prospect of filling both of the roles of student engagement and admissions. When I came for my interview I saw that the staff at MSP is very tight knit and truly supports one another. I also really enjoyed the idea of working at a small institution where you can truly be a part of students’ lives.
Describe your role at MSP:
I oversee student engagement and the front lines of the admissions process at MSP. This means that I develop programming and growth opportunities for our current students while relating the experience of MSP to future students.
What has been your favorite part of the job so far?
It’s hard to choose just one. I have really enjoyed becoming part of the team here and getting to know everyone. I also was worried I would lose a lot of the student connections I had at my previous job, but I was excited to find that I still get to interact closely with our student body.
What is one thing that people might be surprised to know about you?
On the side, I am the Financial Officer for a non-profit in Pontiac, MI. Also, I just have Antarctica left and then I’ll have been to all seven continents.