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Lysette Huerta

Title:Counselor- Transfer Admission
Office:Warde Academic Center
Phone:773-298-3060
Email:lhuerta@sxu.edu
Department: Admission

Biography

What is your favorite thing about working at SXU?

My favorite thing about working at SXU is knowing that I am helping students during such an important chapter in their life. 

What makes SXU special?

Something that makes SXU special is our strong first-generation student population, about two-thirds to be exact. Being a first-generation student was something I always took a lot of pride in and I'm very happy that I get to assist other first-generation college students. 

What is some advice you would give students about transitioning from high school to college?

Some advice I would give is don't be afraid to ask questions. Some students are nervous to ask questions in high school, but asking questions is very important in college. Whether it be class-related or about admissions and financial aid, don't be afraid to ask questions! Professors and staff members are here to help.

What is something you have learned since starting to work at Saint Xavier University?

Since starting work at Saint Xavier University, I learned that it is the oldest Catholic University in Chicago. I didn't know this fun fact before working here and I found it to be pretty interesting!

Can you give us some examples of common mistakes students make on applications and how they can avoid that mistake?

A common mistake I see students make is submitting personal statements that are too short. If you are asked to submit a personal statement, or even if it is suggested, it should be about 1-2 pages long. We want to learn more about who you are when we review applications and a paragraph doesn't give us enough information. Take your time when submitting your application and always proofread it once or twice before hitting submit.


Education

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising

DePaul University