Julia Orlidge-Diehl

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Julia Orlidge-Diehl

Major: Psychology

Minor: Women’s Studies

Graduation Month and Year: May 2013

Current Job: Assistant Director of Admissions, Duke University in Durham, NC

What enrichment activities did you participate in as a student?

I served as a TA for a Women's Studies course, worked in Dr. Vescio's research lab, and was the president of Penn State's Psi Chi Chapter.

What was your first job after graduating from Penn State?

I worked as an Admissions Counselor for Penn State in State College!

Who was your favorite faculty member?

Dr. Terri Vescio! I just absolutely love her. She was an incredible mentor.

How did your liberal arts education and skills prepare you for life after graduation?

Working in higher education requires great people skills and understanding. I definitely acquired these skills during my undergraduate education, and I'm very thankful for that!

In what ways has networking influenced your career?

Networking is everything! I feel like "It's all about who you know" is very true! Connect with as many people as you can!

What role have mentors played in your career progression?

General advice about things such as how long one should stay in a role; how to advance; how to be a great supervisor/mentor to others.

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