Andrew Crain is a part-time doctoral student in the Institute of Higher Education and a staff member in the UGA Career Center serving science and pre-health majors. Prior to joining IHE, Andrew has provided career advisement and programming to students in Terry College of Business, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Franklin College of Arts & Sciences. His work included support roles for both graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Georgia, and he is passionate about using LinkedIn and other technological mediums to help students connect with their dream jobs. Andrew emphasizes an Appreciative Advising approach to career counseling that focuses on the client’s strengths rather than their shortcomings.
Andrew has a history of involvement with the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) as well as the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE). For GACE, Andrew served as co-chair for the 2014 Annual Conference and president in 2014-15, and was awarded the title of “GACE Rising Star” in 2014. Most recently, he worked on a research grant project for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) studying the impact of unpaid internship participation on student career outcomes.
Andrew’s broader higher education interests include a focus on organizational behavior and institutional responses to crisis situations, which may range from social movements like Black Lives Matter to rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. He also maintains a focus on assessment and institutional research with an emphasis on student career outcomes. Andrew has a master’s degree in Student Affairs and undergraduate degrees in history and anthropology from Missouri State University.