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Amy Yarlett '01

Academic Advising, Widener University
“From Day One I knew that I made the right choice by attending York College and it forever shaped me into who I am today. I am grateful for all of my experiences and affordable education at York College.”

From the moment Amy stepped on campus, she knew York College was where she wanted to earn her degree in Business Administration. She felt that it was the perfect distance from home and had credible academics and small class sizes that would facilitate her learning. Amy exceled during her time at York, as well as post-graduation, when she obtained a master’s degree in Counseling for College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University. Since earning her degree, she has been working in Higher Education for 13 years, specifically in Advising and Academic Support. In 2007, she was promoted to Director of Exploratory Studies at Widener University.

On a day-to-day basis, Amy oversees academic advising of students who are undecided in their major and provides academic support to students through academic coaching and referrals. In addition, she teaches a freshman seminar course to assist students in their transition to college. Despite Amy’s degree from York being in a field that differs from her current position, she believes many of the skills she has today are from her York College foundation, such as communication, public speaking, marketing, leadership, and Microsoft Suite skills.

Amy has truly succeeded since her time at York. In the future, she hopes to continue her work with college students and assist them in reaching their academic goals to give them a great college experience, just as she had.

Enjoyed most during her time at YCP: The close-knit environment where she made lifelong friendships. The small campus gave her many opportunities academically, professionally, and personally.

Involvements at YCP: Human Resource Management Club, Rotaract, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

Advice to Current Students: “I encourage all students to get involved on campus, participate in internships, network with your professors, utilize Career Services, and don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone to try something new.”

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