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Meet Emma Britton, Career & Employer Relations Specialist
Meet Emma Britton, Career & Employer Relations Specialist


What brought you to PSU and how long have you been advising?

I grew up in Salem, Oregon and have lived in the Pacific Northwest for a majority of my life. Portland has always been a magical city to me. As a kid I dreamed of living and working in the vibrant, bustling city. Although I have worked in higher education for a number of years, this is the first opportunity I’ve had to be a part of a campus community embedded in a larger urban community. I began working in the SB at PSU in November 2016.

Where did you attend college and what did you study?

I attended the University of Puget Sound as an undergraduate and graduate student. I studied sociology and anthropology as an undergraduate, and then completed a Masters of Arts in Teaching.

What’s your favorite thing about PSU’s School of Business?

The people: faculty, staff and students!

What’s your best advice for students to make the most of their SB student experience?

Take advantage of opportunities to connect with faculty, staff and fellow students. Specifically, I recommend getting involved in one of the many mentor programs the School of Business offers. These programs are a fabulous way to gain career clarity, meet other professionals in your field of interest, and participate in professional organizations.

My best general advice for undergraduate SB students is to ask for help when you need it, find something fun to get involved with at PSU outside of the classroom, and embrace your successes, challenges, and inevitable plot twists.

What do you like to do when you're not working at PSU?

I like spending time with my family and friends, hiking the Portland area, reading, thrift shopping, and travel.

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