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Anna Mraz

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Student services adviser

360 Education Sciences Building
For appointments, call 612-625-3339 or schedule online.
Direct: 612-625-9591
annam@umn.edu

About me

Hello Students!

My name is Anna Mraz and I am an undergraduate adviser in the College of Education and Human Development.  I advise for undergraduates in the School of Kinesiology majors as well as the business and marketing education and human resource development majors, and I also advise undecided students.  I grew up in Minneapolis and I have over 10 years of experience in student services including work as an academic adviser, career counselor, admissions coordinator and instructor.  In addition to advising, I also teach a career planning course through the College of Biological Sciences at the U of MN.

My own educational background includes an undergraduate degree in History and French from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a M.A. degree in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota.  I am fortunate to have studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France for a year as an undergraduate and I have a special interest in promoting international educational experiences with my advisees.

I am thankful every day to have the job that I have.  I work with students where they are, and I strive to connect with them so that we may work together towards their goals.  I find tremendous joy and satisfaction in working with students throughout their college career as I get to help students find their passions, develop their strengths and discover their place in the world.  I feel so fortunate to work at the University of Minnesota!

Outside of my work as an academic adviser, I am mom to two young, energetic and delightful boys.  You will often find me taking advantage of any opportunity to bask in the sun -  on a sunny patio, poolside or on the beach, at a park or in my yard!  I also love running, spending time with my wonderful friends, and finding new ways to enjoy Minneapolis.

I look forward to working with you!

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

Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-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.)