Lexi Gorshe Uses Networking Skills to Land Her Admissions Job

Posted by on March 16, 2012

Lexi Gorshe and Gretchen Seifert, adult admissions team at MSB-Shakopee

Lexi Gorshe, Shakopee resident, St. Cloud State and Prior Lake High School graduate,  wants you to know that she cares. She comes to the admissions table with a service based mindset. She loves to help adults navigate their career choices.

Lexi admits that a winding path brought her to her career today.  She earned her first Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. Prior to that, she earned her cosmetology license at the Aveda Institute, a company known for environmentally friendly cosmetics.

Travel factors heavily in to her life experiences. She marched as a flutist with her high school marching band at the Millenial Day Parade in London. She worked on environmental conservation with International Student Volunteers in Australia and Fiji. She spent one week on “adventure” travel on the eastern Australia coast where she sky dived, scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef, surfed, rock climbed and sea kayaked. She lived in off campus student housing in a suburb of Port Elizabeth. She attended the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and interned at the Student Counseling, Career and Development Center. She also helped plan an annual student Wellness Week celebration that focused on different aspects of student wellness.

“College was just a profound experience for me,” Lexi says. “I loved being involved in Greek Life (she was a Delta Zeta),  where I served as philanthropy chair, new member educator and president.”

It was here that the power of networking kicked in. She met Lesley Farnham, Delta Zeta collegiate chapter director, who happens to work as Career Services Director at the MSB-Richfield on-line division. Lesley Farnham knew Lexi was interested in the student services field and told her about admissions opportunities at the Globe Education Network. The “We Care” philosophy at Globe also aligns with Delta Zeta’s service based and philanthropic values. Lexi applied and the rest is history.

Lexi comes to the admissions role with a Masters in College Counseling and Student Development under her belt. She has worked in traditional and non-traditional  student housing, and as an advisor for the nursing department at St. Cloud State.

Lexi shares some bits of advice for college students. First, get a good planner to help with organization. “You cannot keep everything in your head, ” says Lexi. Secondly, push yourself to find ways to be involved in your field or personal interest. Continue to grow.

Through her grandmother, who faced health challenges, Lexi also believes students should maximize all of the opportunities you are given in life. Maximize the opportunity to go to school and continue your education.

If you would like more information on the admissions process, contact Lexi at lgorshe@msbcollege.edu or call 952-516-7011. She would be happy to help you manuever your own winding path.

About Lexi Gorshe: Lexi earned her cosmetology license at Aveda Institute, Minneapolis, MN. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Masters of Science in College Counseling and Student Development at St Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. She also moonlights as a wait staff trainer at Applebee’s, Shakopee, MN. Lexi enjoys spending time outdoors (especially near the water) and catching up with family and friends in her free time.



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