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Melanie Scheitler: A Journey from UM-Flint to Student Enrollment Supervisor: December aMazeing Alumni

Melanie Scheitler, a 2008 graduate of UM-Flint with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, is currently the Supervisor of Student Enrollment at Rochester Community Schools. Her diverse role involves assisting families with school enrollment, collaborating with school principals, aiding exchange students, managing her team, and handling daily tasks. Melanie’s UM-Flint education equipped her with the skills to excel in this dynamic position, where she seamlessly transitions between customer service, spreadsheets, and management. Her advice to students and recent graduates considering a similar career is to find personal fulfillment in contributing to the success of students in K-12 education. Despite starting her role during a global shutdown, Melanie’s adaptability and commitment have been among her proudest accomplishments. An interesting tidbit about Melanie is that she went skydiving with her grandmother to celebrate her grandmother’s 70th birthday, showcasing her adventurous spirit.

Q: Where are you currently working and your title? How long have you been in this position or at this organization? 
A: Melanie is the Supervisor of Student Enrollment at Rochester Community Schools. She started in 2020.

Q: What is your job like day to day?
A: There’s something different everyday. Tasks and focus transition throughout the year. At any given time, Melanie could be helping a family to enroll in the school, discussing a sensitive with a building principal, assisting exchange students with their entry in to the country, guiding her team, or completing her daily tasks.

Q: Why did you choose to attend UM-Flint for your degree(s)?
A: Melanie chose UM-Flint because it was a local university that provided a wonderful opportunity to receive an excellent education from a highly ranked university.

Q: How did your education at UM-Flint prepare you for what you are doing today?
A: My education gave me the tools that I needed to succeed. I’m able to transition easily between customer service, spreadsheets, and management.

Q: What is one of your favorite events you attended or classroom experiences at UM-Flint? Why?
A: Melanie enjoyed Dan Lake’s marketing class and the variety of real life scenarios that the class delved into.

Q: Why did you choose to go into the career path you are currently in?
A: Melanie was looking for a new opportunity to diversify her experience while utilizing the skills she obtained in her career path.

Q: What advice would you give current students or recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in your professional field?
A: Melanie believes that working in a K-12 education setting provides a deeper sense of personal fulfillment. She indirectly contributes to the success of roughly 15,000 students.

Q: What is a long-term career or professional goal you have for yourself?
A: Her advice is that no matter the career field or job that you choose, you should your personal best and strive towards continued improvement.

Q: What is one of your proudest accomplishments so far?
A: Melanie started in a new field at the same time that the world was shutting down. She had to learn the job in a remote fashion that didn’t allow for a close connection to her new colleagues.

Q: What is something people may not know about you?
A: Melanie went skydiving with her grandmother to celebrate her grandmother’s 70th birthday!