One of the biggest benefits of being in the Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP is that you have access to individualized advising services. Julia Chinnock, the BDP advisor for Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits, specializes in:
- helping you find courses from different disciplines that match your interests;
- helping you integrate your BDP work with your degree plan; and
- helping you find unique research and internship opportunities connected to your interests and career goals.
Students in the Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits BDP should plan to come in for coursework advising with Julia Chinnock once each long semester during registration.
Connecting Experience Advising
Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits students must complete at least two Connecting Experiences as part of the BDP. Julia can help you through the entire process, from brainstorming research and internship possibilities to helping you get course credit for the experience. Remember that it can take time to find the right Connecting Experiences for you, so contact Julia the semester before you want to be in a Connecting Experience.
Joanna Tryon, M.Ed.
Associate Academic Advisor
Joanna Tryon serves as the advisor for the Children & Society; Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship; and Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits Bridging Disciplines Programs. Before joining the BDPs in November 2016, Joanna worked as a mental health counselor and housing advocate at SafePlace in Austin, TX. She has also completed a fellowship with Polaris in Washington, D.C., where she provided counseling and case management services to survivors of human trafficking. Joanna received her B.S. in applied learning and development: youth and community studies from The University of Texas at Austin, and her M.Ed. in counseling and development from George Mason University.