Alumni Update: Michael Poljak


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Michael J. Poljak: Bethel Park, PA

Dr. Bruce Waller has received more good news about one of our graduates.

Michael Poljak graduated with a degree in philosophy and a minor in psychology in 2013. He was also a YSU hockey player, and national rookie of the year. He would eventually hold the poistion of head coach for 2 years.

Michael recently completed a Masters of Science in Education, Counseling/Student Affairs and Leadership. While pursuing his masters’s degree he worked for 3 years in the Center for Student Progress as a Graduate Assistant Intern and Peer Mentor.

Michael informed us that he has recently been hired as the Academic Counseling Coordinator in the Office of Academic Development at Carnegie Mellon University. He will be responsible for supervising, guiding, training, managing, and hiring 15 to 20 Academic Counselors. These counselors will meet one on one and occasionally in small groups with CMU students in order to support their academic, social, and emotional needs. He will also be responsible for assisting student led tutoring and supplemental instruction sessions along with creating educational workshops.

The department wishes Michael the best of luck in his new position.

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