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Renee Smith

Career Advisor, M.S.Ed.
1194K Nancy Nicholas Hall 1300 Linden Drive

This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.

Believe it or not, I didn’t always know I wanted to be a Career Advisor. A bit ironic for someone who now helps individuals figure out their own career paths, right? Thankfully, after having amazing experiences and developing trusting relationships with my undergraduate career and academic advisors, it didn’t take long for me to realize that this was the type of position I could see myself in and enjoy.

I have been involved in career and academic advising for a number of years, and in the School of Human Ecology, I wear many hats as it relates to helping students. I provide career advising for all SoHE students, and I serve as the Internship Coordinator for several of our majors. I also meet with a variety of prospective students to help them understand what life could be like as a student in SoHE. Beyond advising, I co-teach the Career and Leadership Orientation course, manage our online career database called BuckyNet, and play a key role in coordinating the entire scholarship process for SoHE students.

My favorite part of the job is witnessing students experience their ‘aha’ moments as it relates to their personal and professional goals. College is such a wonderful place for students to learn, explore, and grow, and I love being a part of that process!


SoHE Career & Leadership Orientation (CS/DS/IS/HDFS 501)

Design Studies Internship (DS 601)

Consumer Science Internship (CS 601)

Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers (WI-ACE)

National Association of Academic Advising (NACADA)

SoHE Awards Committee

BuckyNet Core Group

BuckyNet Advisory Board

Employer Relations Committee

Internship Working Group

Recruitment & Retention Task Force