Rachel Carr, Senior Academic Advisor in the Lubar School of Business, was recognized with the 2020 Advising Excellence Award from the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association at its annual conference in September.
Carr says that her advising philosophy has always been quite simple: to make sure students feel better about themselves and their academic goals when they leave her office than when they arrived.
These days her office is virtual, but the conversations are still personal and meaningful.
“Support is what defines my work each day,” she says. “Support can mean something different to each student so I enjoy working one on one with them to find their strengths, work through challenges, and achieve their goals.”
“Every day is different and rewarding because Lubar attracts students from all walks of life,” she adds. “Finding ways to support the creative entrepreneur, the analytical finance whiz, and the forward-thinking IT developer all in one day certainly keeps me busy and engaged.”
Carr has been an advisor with the Lubar School for four years, with prior experience in academic and financial aid advising at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.