Corinn Wilson is currently a participant in the 2019 Japan Teach Abroad program hosted by the Phoenix Sister Cities, a non-profit affiliate of Sister Cities International. She serves as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) of English for two Junior High Schools and four Elementary schools located in the Himeji City metropolitan area. The experience of growing up in a military family shaped her love of travel and learning more about different cultures. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Communications and a minor in Business (’07), Corinn moved to Japan to teach English for a private English Conversation School in Okayama city. Even though she was only in Japan for one year, the experience resonated with her greatly. It was during this time that she discovered her love of helping students pursue their educational goals. For the past 10 years she has been working with both domestic and international students, helping them achieve their goal of pursuing a post secondary degree in the U.S.
Her previous experience includes serving as the Academic Success Coordinator for the office of Global Outreach & Extended Education at Arizona State University, the Program Director for Sponsored Student Programs at the University of Arizona, and as an Academic Advisor for Saudi Arabian scholarship students studying abroad in the U.S. In addition to helping students, she has worked alongside foreign officials, sponsors, and governmental agencies, helping them develop policies and programs that best support their students while studying abroad in the U.S. She is excited to help students explore their passions and interests as well as develop their personal and professional skills as a mentor in the Wildcat Mentor Society. Industries of Expertise: Higher Education, International Education, International Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Affairs, Study Abroad, Communications and Branding (Global), Student Recruitment and Retention.
Top Goals for Mentoring:
- Help mentees learn and grow from their peers through group discussions.
- Help mentees develop professional and life skills.
- Help mentees gain career skills for their industry of interest.