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Meet Eunice Makinde
Meet Eunice Makinde

When Eunice Makinde started college, she didn’t imagine she’d be there for nearly a decade! After earning her master’s degree, she came to work at Portland State University as a Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist in SB, which matches her passion for helping students.

How long have you been a Diversity Recruitment and Retention Specialist?

As of today, WELP...4 days! My role is actually a mixture of advising but since I am a Diversity and Retention Specialist my main focus is working closely with our SB students from diverse or marginalized backgrounds.

Where did you attend college and what did you study?

I attended Concordia University for both my undergraduate and graduate school years. Crazy for me to think I got there when I turned 18 and stayed for almost a decade.

What's your favorite thing about PSU's School of Business?

I love how much the advisers and administrators I work with are all genuinely happy and nice people: people who genuinely care about the success of each and every one of their students. Apart from that, I love the positive reputation SB has around campus. Before I even arrived on campus, I had several people tell me that SB was the place to be and work. I think it's important to have some level of pride in regards to where one works and I think the SB has that. It also helps that the students we get to interact and work with on a daily basis are passionate and nice.

What’s your best advice for students to make the most of their SB student experience?

Never be afraid to ask your advisers or professors for help no matter how big or small. Whether you're having financial woes or wanting career help the SB has a tremendous amount of resources to meet your needs. Also, if you have an ideas or a thought, share it. There are a lot of opportunities available to you, take advantage of them. The SB is highly respected by many businesses and their employers. In my short time here I feel confident enough to say that if you stay connected by simply meeting with advisers, the diversity retention specialists, being part of the mentoring programs, and most importantly the career development events, you will graduate from PSU as a hot commodity in the job market. Lastly, you the student are an integral part of this University and your voice is an enrichment to any environment you step into. Walk boldly and with your head held high. We are here to support you no matter what!

What should students expect in an appointment and how should they prepare?

Expect to be blown away by how friendly and accommodating everyone is. WE LOVE OUR STUDENTS! You got a problem, we will do our best to help you solve them!

What do you like to do when you’re not advising students?

I like to write, sing, dance, watch documentaries, laugh a lot or be around enjoying life in community with the amazing and loving people I have in my life.


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