Jocelyn Wimberly is the Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives in the Center for Career Exploration and Success at Miami University. In 2020, she earned her M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami. As part of her current role, she mentors students through Career and Equity Drop-in Advising appointments. Learn more about her career path below.
How did you reach your current position?
While completing my master’s degree at Miami, I worked as a graduate assistant in the Center for Career Exploration and Success. During this time, I gained practical experience, mentorship, and knowledge that led me to my current role. Though I left higher education for about three years to work at Amazon and the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, all of my previous roles are connected to the one I currently have. I accepted this position in January 2023, and I’m so grateful to be able to give back to the community that gave me so many opportunities.
How did Miami University set you up for success in your career?
Miami equipped me for my career by allowing me to take advantage of countless opportunities. I also was able to form long-lasting relationships with staff, faculty, and employers. I’m excited to showcase these opportunities—and more!—to students who are overlooked or unaware of these possibilities in my current role.
What is your best piece of career advice for current college students?
It’s never about how you start. It’s about how you finish. Open yourself up to the possibility of being greater than you ever imagined.
Representing a full selection of master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs spanning various disciplines, the Graduate School at Miami University serves as a platform for discovery, creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Miami is committed to providing graduate students with professional development support that will help launch their career. Be advised that divisions set their own application deadlines.
Do you want to learn even more about attending graduate or professional school? The Graduate School at Miami University is hosting a Graduate School Resource Fair on Tuesday, April 4 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Center. The Mini Graduate School Fair will feature a selection of its master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. Sample breakout workshops include “What is Graduate School: Is it for me?,” “How to Pay for Graduate School,” and “Graduate Student Panel: What I wish I knew.” Registration is strongly encouraged.