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Donna Wang Su

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Office of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

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For me, Northwestern is a special place, and the community is constantly thriving. Each school and department is so busy! There is constant activity regardless of the season, whether it’s summer sessions, conferences, the Cherub programs or inviting speakers and hosting executive educational workshops to be on campus.”

After more than a decade at Northwestern, Donna Wang Su knows what sets Northwestern apart as an employer: its benefits. None have shaped Su's professional life more than the tuition discount, which Su used to complete multiple certificates and a master's degree. “Within my first year, I earned a Business Administration Leadership certificate from Northwestern, which further lead to me completing my Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration, certificates in Higher Education and Policy, Diversity Equity and Inclusion” says Su. 

She has applied this training to her current role as Associate Director for Graduate Admissions & Financial Aid at Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Su is involved with the recruitment/scholarships with prospective graduate students, financial aid and wellness with current students, while also doubling as project manager for several ongoing and new initiatives with a CRM implementation. Between the classroom training and her experience in finances, she has developed various programs around financial wellness. From developing "Money $harp" workshop series for Bienen School of Music graduate, Su taught as an adjunct lecturer ENTREP 395: Startup Finance for the Gig Economy in Spring 2020. She continues financial workshops for both prospective and current students at Medill School.

Su has presented on behalf of Northwestern University at conferences including CanvasCon, NU TeachX, Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Centers, and NAGAP (Association for Graduate Enrollment Management). Her collaboration has reached across campus as she has been involved in various organizations and committees ranging from Listening to Black Students: Academic Advisors to ANUW (Assoc of NU Women) mentoring programming committee to ASAG (APIDA Staff Affinity Group)to currently Co-Chair of AHEAD ( ).

In these various roles, she enjoys being able to connect people to opportunities to network and collaborate. In addition to tuition benefits, Su and her family enjoy Northwestern benefits within the community, such as taking advantage of the theatre performances at School of Comm, concerts at Bienen, lessons at the Music Academy stargazing at Dearborn Observatory, or cheering on the Wildcat student-athletes (proud season ticket holders of NU women's basketball team).


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