Meet Chelsea Cole
The Engelhardt Hall Director
Graduate degree: M.A. in Higher Education with a focus in College Student Development from the University of Denver
Why did you become a hall director?:
I became a hall director because I thought it would be fun . . . and it is! In college I thought I wanted to be a high school history teacher. While I still love history, I realized that I had no desire to teach in a classroom. Lucky for me I was an RA when I had that epiphany. My RHD was incredibly supportive and encouraged me to become a hall director myself. So much happens in the residence halls and I want to be a part of that. I love the halls and all the energy that the students bring to a building.
Why did you choose UNH?
I chose UNH because it felt right to me. I am one of those people that trusts my gut instinct. After visiting the campus, I knew it was where I was supposed to be. It didn't matter that it was all the way across the country from where I was living at the time. It’s hard to explain but the people, the area, the campus and the students gave off a vibe that said UNH is a great place and you need to be a part of that.
Advice for students...
Think of something that you love and do it. Find a friend or a club or whatever and get involved. Whether it’s an academic subject, sport or hobby, just go for it. It doesn’t matter if you like history or hiking or reading or knitting or yoga, just find your passion. When you take the time to do something that you take pleasure in you’ll find that you will be a much happier person. That being said, don’t be afraid to try new things. College is a time to figure out who you are. If you try new things then you have a better understand of what you like and what you don’t like. In knowing these things, you’ll know yourself better.
If you have any questions about living in Engelhardt Hall, please contact Chelsea at 603-862-1157 or firstname.lastname@example.org