September 1, 2010

Profile: Laura Myers

Laura Myers is Chair of the Building Community & Education Subcommittee.

LAURA MYERS is an Assistant Director in the Office of Career Services. The Office of Career Services provides personalized services that assist UIC students with career planning, among many other things.

HAVING WORKED at the office for nearly three years, Myers said, “I love working directly with students, whether it is during one-on-one career counseling appointments or through presentations and workshops.”

MYERS OFFICIALLY became a member of APAC in April 2010 after attending a few meetings. Like other Academic Professionals, she was looking for a way to become involved on campus. Furthermore, Myers wanted to “have a voice, not just for myself, but for my fellow Academic Professionals.” She currently serves as the Chair of the Building Community & Education Subcommittee.

WHILE NEW to APAC, she is proud to be a part of a committee with such “hard working and dedicated individuals,” she said. Myers noted that APAC has transformed in recent years, and added that it “is amazing that such a small group of people can accomplish such great things.”

THE BUILDING Community & Education Subcommittee has many exciting events planned, including educational events and professional development opportunities for APs. Myers indicated that she would like to see more APs become involved in APAC, whether by attending meetings or becoming involved in the subcommittees.

MYERS ENJOYS spending time with her 14-month-old son, Leo. In her free time, she loves catching a movie at a local theatre and going out to eat, which she said “I never take for granted any more now that I'm a mom.”

--Ivone De Jesus        

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