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Emily Harmon

Emily Harmon

Old Dominion University TRiO Student Support Services

Norfolk, VA USA

"Recognize your weaknesses and then advocate for strength."

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Emily's work combines: Education, Non-Profit Organizations, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Academic Coordinator

I provide academic, career, financial, & graduate support for those who are low-income, first-gen, or have a disability

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Jefferson Forest High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

    Old Dominion University

  • Graduate Degree

    Mental Health Counseling/Counselor

    Old Dominion University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Academic Coordinator:

Bachelor's Degree: Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Graduate Degree: Mental Health Counseling/Counselor

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Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Why do you need to get a second degree? You'll already have one. Sounds like a waste of time and money.

  • How I responded:

    I knew what goals I had set for myself and I focused on the support of others to remain focused on graduating with my master's degree.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I have always struggled with learning and understanding math independently due to hearing loss (math is often taught with back to student). I sought out tutoring with TRiO SSS and passed math! Recognize your weaknesses and then advocate for strength.