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Jade Sinnott has something in common with the students she serves in the office of graduate studies: she is also an S&T graduate student.
Jade holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Drury University and is working toward her MBA at Missouri S&T.
As a graduate student specialist, Jade provides non-academic advising to approximately 800 students pursuing graduate degrees and certificates.
“My favorite part is helping students and seeing them accomplish a goal they’ve set,” Jade says.
Graduate students and certificate students are assigned to graduate studies specialists alphabetically by last name – Jade advises students with last names starting with letters B-L. She helps the students make sure they meet the university’s requirements and deadlines throughout their program, including format checking of theses. She meets with students by appointment or during the office’s open advising hours of 2-4 p.m. every day.
Jade joined S&T in 2015 as an office support assistant in the university’s testing center. She moved to the graduate studies department one year later.
When not at work, Jade keeps busy with her daughter, Braelyn, age 2½.
“That takes up 95 percent of my free time,” she says. “She always keeps me on my toes.”
Jade also enjoys graphic design and making posters and invitations. Jade and a coworker, Jackie Sansone, created the winning design for the 2019 Celebration of Nation T-shirts. This year’s multicultural event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, in downtown Rolla. You’ll start seeing the shirts as the date nears.
Favorite food: Iced coffee
Most proud of: Pursuing her MBA
Family: Daughter, Braelyn, age 2½
People are surprised to learn: Jade is a big 80s rock music fan. She has seen in concert hair bands Journey, Cheap Trick and Def Leppard (twice).
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