Get to Know Your Advisor

5 Questions with School of Business Advisors

Feel free to harass them about their first concert the next time you see them. Loverboy is still cool, right?

 

Laura TullLaura Tull
Marketing & Economics Advisor 
Attended UAB and Walden University
Earned bachelor’s degree in psychology; master’s degree in higher education administration

 

What’s your favorite movie(s)?
The Vow, Restrepo, A Time To Kill

What was the first concert you ever attended?  
NSync

What was the last concert you went to? 
Colbie Caillat

What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
Sanibel Island

What’s your favorite lunch spot? 
The taco truck outside the Alys Stephens Center

What do you wish your advisor had told you when you were in college? 
There’s not a specific thing I wish they’d told me, but I do wish my college advisor had taken enough time to get to know me on a personal level.

 


Melody LakeMelody Lake
Undeclared and Business Minor Advisor
Attended the University of Montevallo and UAB
Earned bachelor’s degree in home economics; master’s degree in counseling

 

What’s your favorite movie(s)?  
Napoleon Dynamite, Grand Canyon, Elizabethtown

What was the first concert you ever attended?  
The Osmond Brothers (with my parents)

What was the last concert you went to? 
Wisdom Teeth at Secret Stages

What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
So far, Aix-en-Provence

What’s your favorite lunch spot? 
The Garage Café

What do you wish your advisor had told you when you were in college? 
College is where you continue to grow. Try new things, step out of your comfort zone and don’t be so hard on yourself. It’ll all come together. And get some rest.

 


Pound AndreaAndrea Pound
Management & Information Systems Advisor
Attended Mississippi State University

Earned bachelor’s degree in educational psychology; master’s degree in counseling

 

What’s your favorite movie(s)?  
Shag and The Big Chill

What was the first concert you ever attended?  
Driving & Crying

What was the last concert you went to? 
Iron & Wine

What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
The beach

What’s your favorite lunch spot? 
The BEC

What do you wish your advisor has told you when you were in college? 
Study more than you think you should.

 


Kristen CraigKristen Craig
Industrial Distribution Advisor
Attended Clemson University

Earned bachelor’s degree in psychology; master’s degree in counseling

 

What’s your favorite movie(s)?  
Philadelphia, Immortal Beloved, It’s Complicated, The Pursuit of Happyness

What was the first concert you ever attended?  
Sting

What was the last concert you went to? 
U2

What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
Charleston, SC and Washington DC

What’s your favorite lunch spot? 
La Paz and Dream Cakes

What do you wish your advisor had told you when you were in college?
At Clemson, we had faculty advisors, who really helped us focus on our disciplines and make career plans.  I don’t think there is anything that I wish they had told me (because they guided me a lot!), but I definitely wish I had listened more and understood the value of their advice!

 


Smith JessicaJessica Smith
Accounting & Finance Advisor
Attended Emory University and the University of Alabama

Earned bachelor’s degree in psychology; master’s degree in social work

 

What’s your favorite movie(s)?  
The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride

What was the first concert you ever attended?  
James Taylor

What was the last concert you went to? 
Kings of Leon

What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
Cape San Blas, Florida

What’s your favorite lunch spot? 
Newk’s

What do you wish your advisor had told you when you were in college?
How my degree would link to potential careers and graduate programs. Even majors that seem cut and dried (like accounting) have so many potential careers within them, and knowing all that you can do with a particular degree is very helpful in thinking about your plans for after college.

 


Amber Anderson 2014Amber Anderson
Accounting & Finance Advisor
Attended Miles College and Alabama State University

Earned bachelor’s degree in biology; master’s degree in counseling

 

What’s your favorite movie(s)?  
Freedom Writers, Remember the Titans, and National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

What was the first concert you ever attended?  
Alicia Keys and John Legend

What was the last concert you went to? 
Mary J Blige and Anthony Hamilton

What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
England, UK and Washington DC

What’s your favorite lunch spot? 
DoDiYos and Chick-fil-A

What do you wish your advisor had told you when you were in college?
To explore academic initiatives and programs, evaluate the market of job opportunities, and interview professionals that share the same interest as you. The curriculum that you are taught in the classroom will need to be applied through internships, volunteer services and and/or employment that's related to your specific major and concentration. Education and hands-on-training will give you endless opportunities in choosing a career.

 


WendyWendy England
Online Accounting Advisor
Attended the University of Alabama & UAB

Earned bachelor’s degree in psychology; master’s degree in counseling

 

What’s your favorite movie(s)?  
50 First Dates

What was the first concert you ever attended?  
Maybe Stryper or Petra or Hank Williams Jr.

What was the last concert you went to? 
Aerosmith

What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
The mountains, the lake, or the beach

What’s your favorite lunch spot?  
The taco truck outside the Alys Stephens Center!

What do you wish your advisor had told you when you were in college? 
I never met with my advisor. I wish I had. I think I took way too many classes.