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DuJuan E. Smith
Works at University of Illinois at Chicago
Lives in Chicago, Illinois
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I DU This!!!
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I am a vehement individual committed to fulfilling my purpose by creating times and spaces for change & transformation to happen for others. I specialize in the duality of inspiring & being inspired. My unique focus on individualization allows me to work with people where they are and to help them set realistic goals to get them where they want to be. I love collaboration, networking, and diversity. I believe together we contribute our unique perspectives which create movements and changes through tangible action.

I am passionate about working within Higher Education. I serve as an advocate for students and I work with them in situations where they have made mistakes & are looking for guidance and redemption. I am committed to using my natural oratorical abilities to educate my peers and students through various presentations and lectures. I have developed presentations on social networking for students, faculty, and student affairs practitioners entitled "The New Resume - Your Digital Identity." The study of digital identity and social media is one of my primary research areas. I believe in educating others on the short and long term impact of social networking while developing strategies to maximize their online presence.

I specialize in student development through student conduct. My unique approach to student conduct is rooted in my training in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I believe in a person-centered approach to working with students. I view the conduct process as an opportunity to set goals, create action plans, and get students connected to resources. The conduct process transforms lives and empowers others to serve as advocates for those around them.
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Worked as an Usher in the Summer 2001 for Cirque Du Soleil's Dralion show.
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Chicago, Illinois
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Houston, Texas - DeKalb, Illinois - College Station, Texas - Nashville, Tennessee
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Student Affairs Practitioner, Student Conduct Professional, Digital Identity Developer
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Strategic Planning, Individual Development, Mentoring, Public Speaking, Social Media Junkie
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  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Assistant Dean of Students, present
    I manage academic and non-academic related conduct matters for the institution while advising the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) and promoting all of the exciting resources the Office of the Dean of Students Office has to offer.
  • Semester at Sea
    Assistant Dean of Students, 2014 - 2014
    Traveled to 12 countries in 4 months with students, faculty, and staff from around the world on the greatest living learning community in the world. I managed all of the student conduct on the ship, the MV Explorer.
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I came to San Diego for the ASU GSV Summit expecting to have a dynamic time at the conference. What I was not expecting was to stumble upon one of the most incredible dinner experiences I've ever had. If you are a kindred seafood lover, this Mexican infused restaurant, Rockin' Baja Lobster Coastal Cantina, is for you! My server, CJ,immediately made us feel welcomed and helped us navigate their menu. When he returned to take our order, I explained my desire to have a seafood burrito, which was not on the menu. He told me that he might be able to help me out. He disappeared into the kitchen and returned with a solution. And that's when it happened... I had the Burrito Del Mar, which for some reason was no longer on the menu. This burrito was heaven on earth. It came packed with lobster, crawfish, and shrimp with this delightful poblano sauce that was everything! I cannot imagine my life without that burrito and you shouldn't have to either. PLEASE PUT THIS DIVINE BURRITO BACK ON THE MENU. I have a few more days before the end of the conference and I already know I will be returning one more time before I say goodbye to San Diego. Thanks CJ for the awesome recommendation.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Cyclone Anaya's is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Houston. This particular location is always busy on the weekends so plan ahead. The chips & salsa are a good start, but adding queso dip makes it a better start. I typically get a Jumbo frozen margarita whenever I am here. It tastes really good and is strong. The stuffed green pepper and the steak quesadillas are excellent selections. The steak quesadillas have a unique cheese blend that sets it apart from others you may have had from other places. Cyclone Anaya's is great for happy hour or special occasions.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pluckers Wing Bar is a great addition to the Houston community! Good luck finding a seat on game days. It is packed. The establishment offers free valet for customers so you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot in the neighborhood. The food is amazing! They have a variety of wing sauce selections. The strawberry lemonade is delicious and comes with unlimited refills. Save room for dessert because the fried Oreos and ice cream are the real reason I come here!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is my new favorite upscale Mexican restaurant! The ambiance is incredible with the dim lights and wooden decor. They make the guacamole right in front of you. The chips and salsa kept me wanting more. The highlight of the night came when my entree arrived. I ordered the Fajita Tres and it was amazing! The bacon wrapped shrimp were delicious. I didn't save room for dessert but I was very pleased with my overall experience.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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De Cero has strong margaritas and great tacos! The sautéed salmon and catfish tacos are delicious. My favorite tacos are the skirted steak with cheese! This taco is flavorful, but you will definitely need a few to fill up. This is a great happy hour spot for meeting up with friends and celebrating the end of another work week. If you are sitting near the bar, you will get to observe beautiful photos from Mexico. I really like the Passion Fruit margarita, but I am in love with the Kiwi margarita (Photo featured). You won't be disappointed by De Cero!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is one of the better Harold's locations in Chicago. It is always packed with people and there is a wait time for the food; however, it is well worth the wait. They are never shy with the mild sauce. All of the food is made fresh to order. The pizza puffs with the signature mild sauce is one of the best kept secrets. For the fried foods, you can have them add lemon pepper, salt, pepper, and/or mild sauce to enhance your eating experience.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is the only Dock's location in Chicago. I absolutely love the fishwich from here; however, the experience in getting it is a bit aggressive. This is a small restaurant so there is not room to stand in line to place an order and watch inside for the food. The service is extremely slow and it is always hot in there! Dock's does fried seafood so well that you quickly forget about the experience you had in the store. The food is seasoned to perfection and always worth the wait. If only there was a way to eliminate the inside the restaurant process.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago