Employee Graduate Spotlight

Tips from a Titan Employee Graduate


Jennifer Wheeler Grad Pic


Jennifer Wheeler

Disability Management Specialist, Student Affairs


Master of Arts in Education, Counseling, San Diego State University


Jennifer is a first-generation graduate and has served the University as a CSUF employee for five years.



What tips do you have for Titan students pursuing their degree?

Take care of yourself. I know everyone says it, but it's true. The degree is important but so are you and your mental and physical health. And honestly, sleep, exercise, and nutritious food may prepare you for that exam better than the all-nighter study session you had planned.


What tips do you have for Titan employees considering going back to school?

The sacrifices that you will have to make in the short term in order to return to school will be worth it in the long run.


What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome while pursuing your degree?

Working at university already, it was challenging to be on the other side of the equation as a student again. But as a result, I can now understand and relate to the students I work with each day in an even more meaningful way.


What are you most proud of during your most recent school year?     

I am most proud of my co-hort for challenging the racially insensitive patterns we observed in our M.A. program and working with administration to evoke change.