Madison Edwards-Bednar

Associate director, early student engagement
Office Phone
36 University Place, Suite 200 (Above the U-Store)

Madison provides one-on-one advising across a broad range of interests, covering topics including:

  • Exploring career options
  • Choosing concentrations
  • Internship and job search planning
  • Graduate school planning and applications

She develops programming for and advises students interested in all career fields, and in particular enjoys speaking with students about:

  • Career development for first and second year students
  • How students can start to explore their career interests

I enjoy... Watching and discussing any and all sports.  

My first job after graduation: Paralegal at a law firm in Charleston, SC.

An internship/experiential opportunity that helped shape my career path: I spent a summer in The Gambia doing research as an undergraduate. This experience set me on a path for a career in higher education and sparked my love for travel. 

The best way to start my day: In my living room with a cup of coffee alongside my partner and cat, taking in the sunrise and listening to records. 

One skill I would like to master: Playing the guitar! I started playing during the pandemic and really enjoy the challenge. Someday I hope to be comfortable enough to play in front of people.