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Lyndsey Smith

Major & Career Exploration Coach


Department: Center for Major & Career Exploration

Email: lyndsey.smith@ou.edu

Phone: (405) 325 - 3521

Office location: Lissa and Cy Wagner Hall, Suite 203

Education: BA, Human Relations - University of Oklahoma

M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education - University of Oklahoma

Courses taught: UCOL 2002, Strategies for Success (Fall and Spring),

UCOL 1002, Gateway to College Learning (Fall)

About Lyndsey Smith:

Lyndsey Smith is a first-generation OU alum and is proud to call Norman her hometown. She worked for the University of Oklahoma in 2013 as a student employee in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and in 2014 as a Graduate Resident Director in Housing and Residence Life. She joined UC as an Academic Advisor in 2016, and transitioned into a new role as a Major and Career Exploration Coach in 2019.

As a higher education professional, Lyndsey's passion areas include student advocacy, development, and support. Her research interests include training and development, equitable access in higher education, and academic recovery/retention strategies. She is a current member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Outside of work, Lyndsey enjoys painting, traveling, and photography.

What do you like most about working with new students?

What I enjoy most about working with new students is helping them explore all of their options! College is a time where you can grow into the person that you've always wanted to be, so it's exciting to have numerous opportunities at your fingertips. I really love helping new students discover those opportunities and seeing them work towards their goals.

What advice would you give to OU first year students?

A piece of advice that I would give to first-year students at OU is to get involved in clubs and organizations. Studies have shown that when a student is involved on campus, the more likely they are to persist towards graduation!

What is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place on campus is the Conoco Phillips Leadership Wing in the student union. When I was an officer in the student service organization Alpha Phi Omega (APO), I used to spend countless hours here hanging out with other APO members or working on projects for the organization. I had so many formative moments here -- it truly holds a special place in my heart. Plus it's a really great study spot!