Jansia Hoo

Jansia Hoo
Front Desk Lead Support
What is your approach to advising?
I think for me it's all about the little wins first, that lead to the big win of the degree. Some students start out not knowing how to use our registration system or finding out where their major is and at first it's a lot of guiding them through processes before they can get to where they need to go. Overall, my goal is to have them feel like someone is in their corner. Helping them reach academic and life goals and teaching them new things along the way.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise and Movement Sciences, Minor in Counseling, San Francisco State University
How did you get here?
I initially started at the Undergraduate Advising Center as a student assistant back in September of 2015. I was working towards my B.S. in Kinesiology and worked here while I was attending school. My job as a student assistant and all of my counselor/advisor colleagues inspired me to pursue a Minor in Counseling and become a peer advisor. Once I graduated I decided to take on a full time position because of my love for advising/counseling. 
What's your favorite part of your job?
I love interacting with students on a daily basis and seeing them succeed. I enjoy being able to help them on their journey. I feel extra connected with them since I was once in their shoes and it feels good to be able to give back. 
About me (likes & hobbies)
Currently my favorite hobby is going to craft breweries, doing the tours there and trying all the delicious craft beers. In addition, I enjoy going to the beach, exercising, eating good food, and spending time with family and friends.
What advice do you have for SF State Gators?
The best advice I could give to an SF State Gator, would be to make a meaningful connection with someone here at SFSU. I came here as a transfer student and the transition was difficult, new environment, new requirements, and new people. I found it easier to get used to SFSU when I found this job, new friends, and new activities that made me want to continue attending. Seek out help, not everything can be done on your own and having someone guide you through the process makes everything a lot easier. I found finding a mentor or several mentors really made my experience here a great one.