Meet Kayla Miller
CURRENT POSITION: Program Coordinator Senior: University of Louisville College of Business, MBA & Graduate Programs. Kayla is also working toward a master's degree in higher education administration (concentration in teaching and learning) from UofL.
RESPONSIBILITIES: I counsel prospective students concerning admission to the graduate business programs and certificates. I also assist in managing graduate business school applications, including applicant outreach, counseling, and enrollment goals. What I enjoy most about my current role is being the starting point for a student's journey to pursuing a graduate business degree. I am with them from the beginning to help them make a life-changing decision. I am also with them as they finish this degree. I get to see their journey come full circle and watch as they grow and add tools to their tool belt to enhance both their professional and personal life. It is extremely rewarding to not only observe but to also know I played a small role in their journey.
WHY I JOINED: I became a part of the UofL Young and Emerging Professionals Employee Resource Group for two reasons: I am a big proponent of professional development and strive everyday to be better than I was the day before—both in my personal and professional life. Being involved in a group that wants to help you be your best professional self is something I want to be a part of. The second reason I joined this group is for the community and support. It is important for me to not only be a part of a community and receive support for myself but to also give support to others and help them be their best at the university. In doing so, you get to be a part of enhancing university culture and making the university campus an even better place to be.
BEST CAREER ADVICE: The best career advice I have ever received is to put yourself out there and meet new people—even when it is uncomfortable. When doing so, make sure they have your best interests at heart. Surround yourself with individuals who want to see you reach your full potential—both professionally and personally. Do the same for them and others you surround yourself with. You will be surprised by how much a person, as well as a community, can grow when surrounded by the proper support.