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Lindsey Baker

SSC: What is your major?

Lindsey: Sociology

SSC: When will/did you graduate?

Lindsey: Summer 2013

SSC: What career aspirations do you have?

Lindsey: I would like to work in research or possibly teach at a university.

SSC: What other plans do you have after graduating from EIU?

Lindsey: I am attending graduate school at Northern Arizona University for Applied Sociology.

SSC: How did you become introduced to the Student Success Center?

Lindsey: I was required to see a counselor and take a special class as stated in the terms of my re-admission to the university.

SSC: How long did you/have you been visiting someone in the SSC? Who did you visit? How often?

Lindsey: My visits were during the Fall 2010 semester and I met with Taisha Mikell

SSC: What were some academic problems you were facing prior to visiting the SSC?

Lindsey: I was dismissed from the university after the Fall 2006 semester.  My GPA was below a 2.0.  I rarely attended class or completely work in time.

SSC: How did the SSC help you overcome your academic struggles?

Lindsey: It helped me re-learn how to be a student and it helped to have someone to talk to.

SSC: Have your academic habits continued to improve since you began visiting the SSC?

Lindsey: They improved since I was re-admitted to the university.  I never miss class and I go above and beyond when it comes to my assignments.

SSC: Has your GPA improved? How much?

Lindsey: Yes, when I returned to the university my gpa was a 1.92 and I graduated with a 3.08 gpa.

SSC: Would you recommend the SSC to other students? What would you say?

Lindsey: I think the SSC can be very beneficial to students, especially if they are returning to school after a break.

This interview was completed via email on June 24, 2013.

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