Meet College of Education's newest Academic Advisor
Megan Svir joins the team!
The College of Education office of Advising is excited to welcome Megan Svir as an academic advisor. Megan has a wealth of experience in supporting individuals in setting, meeting, and achieving goals which will translate to an enjoyable and informative advising experience for our students.
A native of Mankato, Megan completed one year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before coming to Minnesota State University, Mankato to complete her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and in Psychology. Megan then went on to complete her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Minnesota State University.
When asked what drew her to the advising position, Megan admits her path through school was not straight and narrow. There were bumps in the road and she questioned what her purpose was, resulting in her changing course a few times. Along the way, Megan had advisors helping her navigate these big-life decisions and who gave her hope to follow her passion. “I wanted to give this feeling back to other students as they find what is the right fit for them as they pursue their dreams. I love working with people and feel my ultimate passion is helping develop others so they can succeed!”
Outside out work, Megan stays busy. Megan coaches both volleyball and softball at local high schools and clubs. In addition, she mentors and consults athletes on their mental skills and mental game so they can achieve optimal performance and enjoyment in their sport. Beyond coaching, Megan says, “I also love spending time with my family and my two dogs Emmy Lou and Cooper James. Being active, going on podcast walks, reading, and just enjoying a good movie night are some of my favorite things to do when I have some spare time.”
When asked if she had a favorite quote, Megan stated “I like the quote ‘comparison is the thief of all joy.’ I have learned that being unapologetically your true self will help you shine. As human beings, we try to put ourselves in these boxes, and we act in ways to satisfy others. It comes down to judging yourself less, being yourself, and acting with authenticity because that is where true growth happens.”