Megan Christensen

Assistant Director of Academic Success and Advising
Business Advising and Student Engagement
HLH 125 M
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
(402) 472-2310
mfriesen5@unl.edu
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Education
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Vocational Business Education
Supplemental Endorsement: Cooperative Education/Diversified Occupations
University of Nebraska at Kearney
May 2007

Master of Science in Education
Counseling and School Psychology with an emphasis in Student Affairs
University of Nebraska at Kearney
May 2010 
Areas of Expertise
  • Academic Advising
  • First-Year Experience
  • Academic Success and Transition
Appointments
  • Academic Counselor, 2007
  • Academic Advisor, 2011
  • Assistant Director, 2015
CliftonStrengths ®
  • Discipline
  • Harmony
  • Maximizer
  • Achiever
  • Learner

Megan Christensen is an Assistant Director for the College of Business Advising and Student Engagement team. She works with undergraduate business students as an academic advisor, leads first-year experience as well as academic success and transition initiatives, and serves as the coordinator for the two Business Learning Communities. More specifically, Megan coordinates New Student Enrollment (NSE) efforts for the College of Business, leads the organization, development and delivery of the CoB online orientation program - BSAD 191: Start Smart, and assumes leadership of the Business Learning Communities and Freshmen Advising Sessions. Megan also serves the UNL advising community through active participation and leadership roles in the UNL Academic Advising Association (AAA).

Megan’s first role at Nebraska Business was as an Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Business Study Abroad and International Programs. She coordinated recruitment, promotion, selection, and orientation of five study abroad programs, as well as planned, organized, and implemented orientation workshop and resources for international students.

Before coming to Nebraska Business in 2011, Megan worked as an Academic Counselor for Student Support Services (TRiO) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). In this role, she taught two freshmen seminar courses, developed curriculum, assignments, and activities for first-year students, coordinated a mentoring program with 150+ students, served as an academic advisor to 100+ students, and developed and implemented educational and transitional events, presentations and programming related to academic, career, personal, financial, and professional development topics to under-represented students.

Megan earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling and School Psychology with an emphasis in Student Affairs from UNK in 2010, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Business Education 7-12, with a supplemental endorsement in Cooperative Education and Diversified Occupations from UNK in 2007.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys traveling, attending Husker sporting events & UNL/Lincoln activities, and spending time with her husband, Dain, and family and friends.

Conference Presentations

  • NACADA Region 6 Conference, Presenter, Omaha, NE, 2016
    • Meeting Student Needs: Using Technology to "Start Smart", 2016
  • AAA Annual Conference, Presenter, Lincoln, NE, 2016 & 2017
    • Meeting Student Needs: Using Technology to "Start Smart", 2016
    • Overcoming Obstacles through Parallel Planning, 2017
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Program Committees

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), Member, 2011-present

Academic Advising Association (AAA), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Member, 2012-present

  • Communications Coordinator, 2019-2020
  • Co-Chair, Best Practices & Professional Development Committee, 2017-2018
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, 2015-2016
  • Co-Chair, Networking Program & Networking Committee, 2014-2015

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), Member, 2010-2011, 2013-2014

 

Institutional Service

Member, BASE Director Search Committee, 2020
Business Career Center Career Champions Program, 2019
Member, MBA Advisor and Business Career Center Assistant Director Search Committees, 2019
Chair, Business Academic Advisor Search Committees, 2018, 2016
Member, Internal Operations Task Force, UNL College of Business Strategic Planning Committee, 2018
Member, UNL College of Business Dean Search Committee, 2017

Awards
  • Dr. Charles Riedesel Outstanding Academic Advising Award, 2017
  • NACADA Region 6 Advisor Primary Role Certificate of Merit, 2016
  • UNL Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students, Parents Association, 2016, 2019
  • Dean’s Coin Recipient, College of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Employee Achievement Award, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2010
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