November 02, 2022
Madison Brown joins the University Career Services (UCS) department as the new program coordinator 2. She will serve as the main point of contact for University of Houston (UH) faculty and staff seeking to hire students for on-campus programs and events, including College Work Study (CWS) and Non-College Work Study (NCWS) roles. Having been a student employee herself, Madison has gained valuable experience and a unique perspective which helps her in her work with students at UH. Madison’s supports faculty and staff but also developed excellent programming and resources for students to help them understand the employment process and become successful once hired. In addition to developing essential processes, Madison also supports the Employer Relations Department team with event logistics and manages the details related to career fairs, special events, and employer meet and greets.
Prior to joining University Career Services, Madison earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a secondary license from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in 2022. During her undergraduate study, she worked on campus as an academic ambassador for the university’s Center for Student Success and as a resident assistant for Housing and Residence life where she created a safe and supportive living environment for students. Madison’s passion for working with students led her to enroll in the Teacher Education program at USM in 2020 with aspirations of building a solid foundation both academically and in the field of education. Dr. Monica Thompson, Interim Associate Vice President, Student Affairs stated, “I am excited to have Madison join the UCS team. Her college work-study experience as a student employee at USM will benefit students looking for campus jobs to gain work skills and faculty and staff promoting campus opportunities. Madison is organized and has great project management skills which are two important assets essential to the Program Coordinator 2 role”.
Through her teaching candidacy, work experience, and education, Madison developed a deeper understanding of academic procedures, policies, and personal development of students in higher education. Madison is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in English and strives to apply her knowledge in her current role as program coordinator 2 at UCS as she moves forward helping students succeed in reaching their goals. Madison said “Never let the fear of failure stop you from reaching your goals. Every mistake is an opportunity for you to learn and grow.”