Meet the Mayborn School of Journalism Career Coaches

The Career Coaches in the Mayborn School of Journalism is here to assist you with navigating your career journey. They look forward to connecting with you and helping you achieve your career goals because Career Readiness is Life Readiness.

Emily Harris

Career Coach- Career Readiness & High School Career Connect

Hello! My name is Emily Harris, and I oversee the High School Career Connect Peer Mentor Program and Career Readiness Peer Mentor Programs within the Career Center. In addition to these areas, I also serve as a Career Coach generalist with a focus on supporting the needs of Journalism students and faculty. I am a first-generation college graduate with a B.S. in Psychology from Tarleton State University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of North Texas (Go Mean Green!). My background in higher education includes experiences in Orientation, New Student Programming, Career Coaching and Leadership Development. As a Career Coach, I get so much fulfillment out of supporting students through the many challenges associated with getting career ready and enjoy helping them recognize their value and develop confidence in their skills and experiences through individualized, one on one coaching. Student development is my passion and I absolutely LOVE this work! Outside of UNT, I serve as a Co-Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute where I get to travel and facilitate leadership curriculum to high school and college students across the nation. When I am not Coaching, I am mom to two little ones, several houseplants and an Aussie named Houston. I enjoy being outdoors and love camping, hiking, and traveling to National Parks with my family any chance I get, as well as exploring my creative side through art, graphic design, and interior design. 


Want to learn more about how Emily can help you get career ready? Current students and recent graduates (graduated one year ago or more recently) can schedule an appointment through Navigate. Experienced Alumni (graduated more than one year ago) can check out the options available for career advisement on the Alumni page.


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