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Simon Greenwold '93

Major: Russian
Company: Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern
Title: Associate Dean for Administration, Finance, and Planning
Field of Work: Higher Education

What do you do?

I oversee all resources for College—finances, staffing, information technology, marketing and communication.

How did you become interested in your field?

When I worked during the summer as a PhD student running an on-campus high school program, I became interested in administrative work.

What, if any, additional education (degree, discipline, institution) have you earned?

PhD in Slavic languages and literature from Northwestern University.

What skills are vital for success in your field?

Adaptability. Ability to multi-task. Persuasiveness. Ability to learn diverse amount of thing quickly and then make decisions.

What experiences, internships, study, or previous jobs helped you get to your current position?

Job noted above, but most of my advancement has been the result of on the job training.

What advice do you have for current students interested in your field?

Study what you love because that depth of interest and inquiry, and the learning of argument structure and critical thinking translates.