Finn heads to Hamline

Masha Finn will be leaving CFANS. She has accepted a position as a Career Counselor in Hamline University's Career Development Center. Her last day will be Thursday, September 14.

Masha recently completed her masters in educational psychology at the University of Minnesota focusing on career counseling in higher education. In her new role at Hamline, she will provide one-to-one career counseling and instruction to students and alumni on issues related to career and vocational planning, co-teach a career-planning course, and lead workshops and presentations across the university on topics relate to career development.

Masha has had a tremendously positive impact on volunteers, students, and programs during her more than five years in alumni relations. Although she worked with many programs and activities (Homecoming, Classes Without Quizzes, Borealis Night of Excellence, etc.) the CFANS Mentor Program was transformed by her leadership. She collaborated with alumni and student volunteers to enhance the mentor program to be one of the premier (and award winning) programs at UMN and among our land-grant counterparts. The program has grown to nearly 200 matched pairs and is available to both undergrad and grad students. In the most recent evaluations 95 percent of students responding said working with their mentor was a meaningful experience and 97 percent of students said they would mentor after they graduate.

We will miss her thoughtful and collaborative approach, can-do attitude, and cheerful spirit.

Please stop by Coffey Hall 120 at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, for an opportunity to wish Masha well in the next chapter of her career or share a farewell greeting here.