Academic Advisement Center
524 West 59th Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
M/TH 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
T/W 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM*
F 9 AM - 1:00 PM
*Late night hours are only offered during Fall & Spring Semester
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Walk-In Hours are only offered during the Fall & Spring Semester
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My name is Hugo. I joined the AAC January 2011. Prior to moving to New York City, I earned my first bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Extremadura, Spain in 1998. After several years of working for the Social Services of my City Hall’s town, Badajoz, in 2003, I was awarded with an International Fellowship Exchange Program (ILEX) to work in a social services agency in the United States. After this incredible experience, I decided to come back to school and this is how, in 2006, I became part of the City University of New York, earning my second bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hunter College.
Prior to coming to John Jay, I was a peer advisor in the Academic Advisement Office at Hostos Community College. Within eight months of being hired, I earned a promotion to Senior Intake Associate and then became Coordinator of a performance based scholarship program called ScholarBound. Currently, I am earning a Master’s degree in Social Work at Lehman College which has led me to an internship with John Jay College’s SEEK program.
I strongly believe that the importance of Academic Advisement goes beyond educational needs. This is why, in addition to my social work background, my passion for serving social needs allows me to think very creatively about what to do to make sure that students not only fulfill their academic requirements but also find practical solutions to other barriers that they may encounter during their college experience.
I am particularly happy to be part of a team totally devoted to the students.