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Sara Georgeson

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Student services adviser

360 Educational Sciences Building
For appointments, call 612-625-3339 or schedule online.
Direct: 612-626-6932
sarag@umn.edu

Advises for undergraduate programs in:

About me

I have been working in student services at the University of Minnesota for over 15 years and am fortunate to be part of the CEHD advising team. I enjoy every opportunity to get to know my advisees and strive to make connections between student interests, goals, and experiences outside the classroom. As an adviser, my goal is to encourage and support students to use their strengths and self-knowledge to address challenges and reach their full potential.

My educational background includes a B.A in Anthropology and French and M.A. in Educational Psychology (Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology) from the University of Minnesota. I studied abroad in France and Senegal and encourage all students to seek experiential learning opportunities (in the US or abroad) to enhance their education.

In my free time I enjoy seeing new places, learning new things and spending time with friends and family including my three young children.

We are committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our communities. If there is information you feel would be helpful for us to know, including disability or other accommodation needs, I invite you to share it with me directly or let the front desk know when you schedule an appointment.

Drop-in advising

Mondays, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Tuesdays, 11-12:00 p.m.

Note: At times during the semester these hours do fluctuate. It is always best to call ahead to ensure the drop-in hours are still available.

Drop-in hours will be different for every adviser.

Drop-in advising is usually limited to a 10 to 15 minute session. Students needing more time should schedule a 30 minute appointment by calling Student Services at 612-625-3339.

Example of issues for drop-in advising

  • Review of classes and class schedule
  • APAS review and updates
  • Petition discussions
  • Signatures for academic forms
  • Short Q&A
  • General discussion
  • Non-academic topics (such as time management, connecting on campus, etc.)

Professional development

Select highlights and interests

Awards

  • University of Minnesota John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, 2016

Equity and diversity related development:

  • University of Minnesota Equity and Diversity Certificate
  • Confronting Racism: YWCA Racial Justice Workshop
  • Dismantling Racism and White Privilege in Student Affairs: From Recruitment to Graduation

Strengths and Appreciative Advising related development:

  • Weaving Strengths and Appreciative Advising: Reflections on a CEHD Professional Development Workshop
  • Using Appreciative Advising to Guide Tough Conversations with High Achieving Students