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Advisor Advice: Akyanna Smith

Akyanna Smith, Student Programs Coordinator
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

Which program board(s) do you oversee and what is an example of their events?
I oversee the Harborside Activities Board and we put on events such as casino nights, Screen on the Greens, Name That Song Game Show, Homecoming Week, Campus MovieFest, concerts, and comedians!

What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is working with students who challenge me to think differently and encourage me to be my authentic self.

How do you keep all of your event details organized during Spring?
I have a huge calendar in my office which has all the events listed for the month, I have events listed in my planner and online on my google calendar, and I have a notebook where I keep together all notes about events coming up. Google Drive also keeps me and my team organized with notes from various meetings. I also have a huge white board in my office where I keep my to do list and it keeps me accountable because everyone can see what I need to get done and how long it takes me to do it.

Fun Fact:  What is your favorite destination to visit?
My favorite destination to visit is Puerto Rico! I have family there and even though I haven’t been in a while, I love going and eating all the yummy food and relaxing on the beach.

Maggie GardnerAdvisor Advice: Akyanna Smith