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Tony Och

Academic Advisor

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Music minor, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2011

Master of Arts in Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas, 2013

Life before CBS…
Before transitioning to CBS, I spend 5 ½ years at St. Catherine University. First as an upper-class residence hall director, and then transitioning to academic advising. I primarily worked with first years, pre-nursing students, and taught a first-year core seminar course. 

Adjusting to college life…
When I started college, I was extremely fortunate to move in a week early to start marching band camp. There I was able to get involved with my mellophone section and be involved from the get go! As college went on, I started to get involved with residence and became a R.A. I also had the privilege of co-coordinating our Civil Rights Pilgrimage and an active participant of V-Day- the Global Fight to end Violence against Women. Find something you are passionate about or interested in and connect on campus, which is the fastest way to acclimate to your campus community.

Favorite part of the job?
My favorite part of this job is connecting with students and learning their story as they navigate through their educational pursuits. I love the fact I am able to accompany students with their questions or concerns and finding out what is the best path moving forward. 

Current passions, hobbies, things that give you joy?
Playing piano. Going to Target. Drinking coffee. Caribou. TV Shows: The Office, Parks & Rec, Schitt’s Creek, Broad City, Survivor, and Game of Thrones. Going to the Minnesota Orchestra or seeing a musical at the Orpheum, Ordway, or Guthrie. Sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer, & Golf.

Be on the lookout for…
I love collecting Starby’s ‘You are Here’ coffee mugs and also talking about the latest episodes of my go-to shows.

P:
612-626-8344
E:

aoch@umn.edu