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Yvette Walker

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Yvette Walker
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
OU Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Yvette's Coaching Mindset: "I believe that coaching is critical to helping someone make strong, attainable goals and getting results through small action steps. I take your success seriously. The sign on my door reads: "Dean Walker -- she's nice, but she means business."

Higher Education Background:

  • Bachelor's- Journalism, Northwestern University.
  • Master's- Journalism, The University of Missouri.

Interests and Hobbies:

  • Scrapbooking.
  • Journaling.
  • Songwriting  

Top Life Defining Moments in Higher Education:

  • Getting a D my freshman year ... and overcoming it.
  • Learning the best study system for ME.
  • Taking an internship away from home at a newspaper in Michigan and later, New York.
  • Leveraging my work-study and networking with top hiring managers.

While in college, I experienced:

  • Balancing work and school.
  • Difficulty building and managing successful study systems.
  • Not having a sense of belonging.
  • Financial stress.
  • Being a first-generation college student.
  • Being a part of a Greek organization.
  • Academic motivation challenges.
  • Overcoming daily challenges through resiliency.
  • Other- Resolving roommate issues.