Renée Schafer Horton

About Renée Schafer Horton

Renée Schafer Horton is the coordinator for internships and career development at the School of Journalism. Schafer Horton spent two decades in journalism as an education reporter, a parenting/lifestyle columnist and a religion reporter. She won state and national awards for her reporting and commentary before joining the School as the academic adviser from 2011 to 2014.

In 2012, she received the Emerging Professional Advisor Award from the UA and was named Best Professional Advisor at the university in 2013. She also won national recognition for academic advising during that time and gave presentations on advising as teaching at national conferences. After a short posting at Pima Community College working in the training of academic advisors, Schafer Horton returned to the School in the summer of 2015 as coordinator for internships and career development and is regularly sought out for input on the connections between academic advising and career development.
Schafer Horton earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Oregon State University with a minor in forestry. She also completed a post-baccalaureate secondary education teacher certification program and taught high school ESL and English literature for a short time. When she’s not trying to get students to make good choices for their futures, she blogs at ReneeWroteThis. You can read more about her at her blog or here.
Go here for more information about internships and read more about Schafer Horton's background here.
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Contact Information

Renée Schafer Horton
Coordinator, Internship and Career Development
Telephone: 520-626-9219
Fax: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall 323A
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.