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GA Spotlight - Katelynn Johnson

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Katelynn Johnson is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Education degree in Communication Disorders. Katelynn is from Middlesboro, KY. She also attended EKU for her undergraduate career and received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication disorders. Katelynn is a Graduate Assistant in the College of Education. She sat down with us and answered a few questions about her EKU story and her role as a GA.

Why did you choose EKU?

I love the atmosphere of EKU. It is also really close to home which is an added bonus. I knew I wanted to pursue a Master’s degree in communication disorders and the program here is outstanding. That was what made the decision for me.

What are some of your duties as a GA and what have you learned through this position?

Some of the duties as a GA in the College of Education are entering and editing data into excel for program accreditation. I have learned how to utilize excel and it’s capabilities for various tasks which I will be able to take with me into my future career path.

Why do you enjoy working for your department specifically?

I enjoy working in the College of Education because they know what they want and how they want to achieve it. My GA responsibilities are very straightforward which I appreciate. As a full-time student and GA, I like to have clear expectations and I feel that this department does just that. I also love the faculty that I work with every day. They have been friendly, helpful, and welcoming to me as their GA.

Any other comments, tips, or advice for individuals starting graduate school here at EKU?

Admission to graduate school can be tough, especially the entrance exam requirements. My advice is to not give up. Just because you do not pass the first time around does not mean you should stop trying. Trust me, it will be worth it in the long run to take the exam multiple times.

Published on September 26, 2019