Senior Academic Program Manager and Academic Advisor, Social and Decision Sciences
Office Location: Porter Hall 208A
To schedule a meeting: https://go.oncehub.com/ConnieAngermeier
Connie advises primary majors in Policy & Management and students pursuing an additional major or minor in Decision Science. She also advises the Sociology minor. Students who are interested in applying to SDS as a first-year student or as an internal/external transfer are welcome to talk with Connie.
How long have you been at CMU and how did you get here?
I've been at CMU (and in SDS) since August 2001. Prior to coming to CMU, I was the director of internships for the Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
What is something you love about your job and/or what is one of your favorite memories of being an advisor?
I love helping students through their undergraduate journey and seeing their growth and development as they discover their academic and professional passions. Watching students receive their diplomas each year - and meeting their families! - are some of my favorite memories as an advisor.
What is something you love about Dietrich College and/or your department?
One of my favorite things about my department is that there's no "one" type of SDS student (or their career path). Students come to our department with many different interests and our majors are able to help them reach their goals.
What activities/hobbies do you like to do outside of work and/or what do you like to do to de-stress or unwind after a busy day?
I love spending time outside with my family and our awesome labradoodle, Mac. We're a big sports family (both playing and watching), and I travel quite a bit for my boys' sports.
I probably have too many hobbies: kayaking, fishing, knitting/crocheting, cooking, scrapbooking, quilting, and listening to audiobooks. I'm usually combining at least two of my hobbies!
What is a recommendation for a fun thing you like doing in Pittsburgh?
One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh is Phipps Conservatory - and it is right next to campus! It's worth going back regularly - the seasonal displays are incredible. My favorite room is a tossup - either the Victoria Room or the Stove Room. Let's talk about what room you like best!