Getting to know you!
Name: Taylor Mitchell
Hometown: Columbus, GA
Degree (s): B.B.A in Marketing- University of West Georgia; M. Ed. In College Student Affairs Administration – University of Georgia
Why did you choose those degrees? My ultimate career goal has always been event planning. I would love to own my own business one day which inspired the marketing degree. During my undergraduate career, I was introduced to student affairs as a supplemental instruction leader. Student affairs has offered me the best of both worlds by combining my two passions: event planning and working with others, particularly college students.
What brought you to the Honors College? Being a Georgia girl, I wanted to stay in the South for the warm weather and to be close to family. I also knew I wanted to continue gaining experience in event planning and coordinating, so when this opportunity arose, I jumped at it!
Fun fact, Auburn was my first choice for college after graduating high school, so now working here has been a full circle moment for me. The Honors College allows me to work with some amazing and hard-working students and help create an engaging environment where students can learn and grow from one another.
Do you have any hobbies? When I’m not working, I’m spending time with family and friends, finding new series to binge watch, and looking for new places to explore!
What are small things that make your day better? Drinking coffee from a non-traveling mug, taking cute boomerangs of campus, and lighting a new candle
Movies, TV, or Books – or all three? Movies and TV. However, I’m working on becoming a more avid reader!
You’d be surprise to know that I … am somewhat of a thrill seeker. I’ve even been ziplining across the Chattahoochee River!
What do you hope to accomplish here at the Honors College? I hope to help create a welcoming, inclusive, and tight-knit community for the Honors College students. I want students to feel like there is always something to do, to make a new friend, and to learn something new. Through my role, I hope to contribute to students’ overall sense of belonging and college experience by providing fun and innovating opportunities and events.
What are you most excited about working at the Honors College? I’m so excited to bring some new events to the Honors College! I’m ready to learn about what students are interested in seeing and doing and working to provide those experiences to them.
What advice would you give to an Honors College student? Take advantage of all the opportunities presented to you by the Honors College, your school or department, and the university as a whole. There are so many wonderful (and often times, free!) resources such as tutoring, writing labs, etc. available that students don’t take advantage of enough. Have fun, work hard, don’t be scared to try new things or meet new people, and help others where you can!
Do you have a favorite Auburn memory / or Auburn area memory? I’m still new to the Auburn area, but I’m excited for the memories to come!
Best way to contact? Email me your event ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nice to meet you Taylor and welcome to the Honors College!