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Brandon McCartney

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Brandon McCartney

Academic Adviser

4th Floor Kern Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 867-3298

Office Hours:

  • NOTE: Liberal Arts Academic Advisers will not be holding in-person scheduled or drop in appointments during Penn State's remote learning period. Please utilize Starfish to set up a phone or zoom appointment, or email your adviser with specific questions.
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  • Economics Advising
  • Drop-in/quick question advising:
  • Mondays 1:30-3:00
  • Tuesdays 10:30-11:45
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:45
  • Thursdays 1:30-3:00
  • Fridays 10:30-11:45
  • Summer hours by appointment only.
  • Appointments: All academic planning and change of major processing should be done during appointment advising.  To schedule an appointment, please visit the website listed below.

Education:

  1. B.A. Spanish, Valparaiso University
  2. M.A. College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University

Biography:

As an undergraduate student, I was undecided about my major during my first year. I eventually chose to major in Spanish and studied abroad in Zaragoza, Spain for a semester. I also served as a Resident Assistant for two and a half years. Both of these experiences were instrumental in my decision to pursue a career in higher education.

In graduate school, I helped plan educational trips and advised students in the Honors College at Bowling Green State University. During this time, I also had an opportunity to complete a summer internship at Keele University in England. After graduate school, I worked as a residence hall director at Hood College for two years.

As an academic adviser, I enjoy having meaningful conversations with students about their major and career interests. I enjoy working in the liberal arts, because there are so many opportunities for students to learn a wide range of skills across different disciplines.

In my free time, I play guitar, read history books, and serve at my church. I also have a small dog named Chewie and am an avid Chicago Cubs fan!

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