Amanda Melvin, B.A. '17
Human Services Administration
January 30, 2019
Life after graduation can seem daunting, but at UB, we equip students with the knowledge and fortitude they need to navigate the demands of the modern workforce.
"UB gave me the solid foundation to be able to serve my new community and go after what I desire in life," says Amanda Melvin, B.A. '17, who graduated with a degree in human services administration.
Three months after earning her degree, Melvin relocated to Atlanta, GA, where she enrolled in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program at Fort Valley State University. Through the program, she serves as a senior program associate at Georgia Regional Hospital Atlanta.
"As a senior program associate, I assist the treatment team with many administrative tasks relating to an individual's admit, treatment, and release," says Melvin. "UB knowledge does work! I am using all the tools I acquired at UB and applying them in my personal, educational, and professional life."
As a student, Melvin served as the marketing coordinator for the Human Services Administration club, where she developed strong relationships with her professors and helped raise awareness about social issues in the community.
"The UB education is different because the professors are skilled, top-rated professionals that bring firsthand experience into the classroom. They have turned the classroom into part lecture and part practice, making it easier for students to transition from student to professional after graduation."
As an alumna, Melvin continues to stay engaged because of the excellent support system UB has provided her.
"UB is where I discovered my dreams and there are many great services for alumni after graduation such as career services, library database access, and professional workshops."
Learn more about staying engaged with UB.