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Student employees in Wellness Resource Center are here to help

Support for students, especially during trying times, is what makes the Wellness Resource Center an important part of the MU experience.

Coleen Smith attends the front desk in the Wellness Resource Center

Coleen Smith attends the front desk in the Wellness Resource Center.

Nov. 9, 2020

Going to college during a pandemic can be stressful, but the student employees in the MU Wellness Resource Center (WRC) are here to help.

“I love helping others,” said sophomore Coleen Smith, who works at the front desk, answering calls from students about the programs the WRC provides.

Smith wants to become an occupational therapist. “I saw this job as a great steppingstone into the health care field and as a way I can make a positive impact on my peers by helping with general wellness.”

At the Wellness Resource Center, students have access to free workshops for everything from managing anxiety to learning to sleep well. Most of the services are offered through Zoom or some other virtual communication.

Support for students, especially during trying times, is what makes the Wellness Resource Center an important part of the MU experience. Student ambassadors effectively communicate and empathize with every student they encounter.

“Your college years are some of the most stressful years you will encounter in life,” said Taylor Cox, a student employee. “Although they might be the most fun, many students fall victim to the stress, anxiety and other mental and emotional complications that results from attending college. The Wellness Resource Center is a great resource for MU students to go to and know that their health comes first.”

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