Ms. Crystal Bannon

Senior Career Acad Advisor 1

Crystal is dedicated to providing a personalized comprehensive advising experience for students exploring careers and majors. Having worked at Youngstown State University for a decade, Crystal brings an expert level of advising knowledge in multiple areas. Crystal enjoys working with students exploring majors, helping at risk students succeed, long term academic planning, assisting with cover letter and resume design, mock interviewing, and classroom presentations. Crystal works to help ensure the success of first and second year students and undecided majors in achieving their career goals. She also works with the career needs of students and alumni from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the Beeghly College of Education (BCOE). Crystal is a certified Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Practitioner (2017).

She holds a Master of Arts degree in College Student Personnel (2006) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Emerging Technology from Slippery Rock University (2004). Areas of research include gender based communication in online and traditional classroom environments, public speaking, and career development. Crystal has taught as a limited service faculty member for ten years in the Department of Communications, specializing in Public Speaking. Prior to coming to Youngstown State University in January 2008, Crystal worked at Kent State University - Ashtabula Campus in Academic Advising and Career Development. Crystal enjoys spending time with her family, baking and working out.

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