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Lindsay W. Guenther, M.Ed.

Educational Background

Lindsay Guenther grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area and attended the University of North Texas (UNT). During that time, she worked in the Department of Housing as a resident assistant and peer advisor.

In 2006, she received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with concentrations in communications, counseling, and psychology. She also studied abroad in Spain and earned a minor in Spanish.

In 2012, Lindsay did an internship with the UNT Career Center assisting students with résumé and cover letter building.

In 2012, Lindsay earned a Master’s in Education in Counseling with a focus in college and university students. She also earned the National Certified Counselor credential.

In 2015, Lindsay became a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)®.

In 2016, Lindsay became a certified practitioner of the Strong Interest Inventory®.

Academic and Career Advising

From 2003-2006, Lindsay lived on campus at UNT and worked as a resident assistant and peer advisor. Over that time, she built relationships with hundreds of students and listened to their academic and personal needs, planned events for them, and connected them with campus resources.

After graduating with her bachelor’s degree, Lindsay was hired in the UNT College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) as an academic advisor in fall 2006. During that time, she helped hundreds of students from nearly every CAS major to choose the right courses, improve their GPAs, utilize campus resources, and graduate.

After earning her master’s degree in counseling, Lindsay became an academic counselor in CAS and was able to help students explore more personal factors outside of the classroom that affected their success in school. So many students found that having space to talk through those issues helped them to move forward academically.

In 2014, Lindsay took a job as an Advisor/Counselor at Volunteer State Community College just northeast of Nashville. She helps students of all different ages and backgrounds to clarify their academic and career goals and to find the degree or certificate pathways that will lead them to their destinations.

Job Search Skills Training

While working at the University of North Texas, Lindsay attended multiple training seminars at the UNT Career Center that covered résumé and cover letter building, job search strategies, networking, and interviewing skills.

In the fall of 2012, Lindsay interned several hours per week at the Career Center helping students with their résumés and cover letters. She loved showing students how all of their past experiences in jobs, leadership, organizations, classes, etc. were valuable and could help them market themselves to future employers.

In the summer of 2012 and spring of 2013, Lindsay also taught a 1-credit hour career development course. In this class, students learned about:

  • transferable skills
  • elevator pitches
  • résumé writing
  • cover letter writing
  • online career exploration

Lindsay edited résumés and cover letters for each student in the class.

Lindsay also administered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Strong Interest Inventory® to the students and reviewed their results with them. Students saw how their unique interests and personalities made sense in the world of work. They also gained a valuable tool for doing their own career exploration.

Lindsay has also edited résumés and cover letters for a multitude of friends and family members over the years.

At Vol State, Lindsay provides career counseling, administers the MBTI and Strong, and edits resumes and cover letters for students.

College Admissions

In 2013, Lindsay and her husband Jonathan moved to Nashville and she took a job at Belmont University as a transfer admissions counselor. Having never attended a private school herself, and having never worked in admissions before, it was a very new experience for her. She learned a lot about how students can best represent themselves when applying to a university. There are a lot of similarities between applying to a college and applying to a job. Lindsay continued to edit résumés and cover letters on the side as well.