Experience

Below, I have grouped my professional, graduate, and paraprofessional experience from my resume into the various functional areas of higher education in which I have worked so far.

Admissions

 International Admissions Intern, Office of International Affairs, Kent State University                    January-May 2010

  • Evaluated academic records and credentials from China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other countries.
  • Created an automated GPA calculator and grade conversion spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.
  • Authored primers on South and East Asian educational systems for the departmental international credentials manual.

Admission Counselor/International Specialist, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois - July 2007-July 2009

  • Recruited prospective freshman, transfer, and adult undergraduate students at fairs and visit events.
  • Evaluated applications and made recommendations on admission to the university.
  • Provided personalized service to a caseload of approximately 1100 domestic and 50 international applicants each year.
  • Communicated with applicants via phone, electronic mail, post, and in person.
  • Advised international students with visa questions and assisted their completion of government forms.
  • Planned and implemented orientation sessions for international students’ matriculation and completion of study.
  • Served as a Designated School Official on the SEVIS system and fulfilled international student reporting requirements.
  • Recruited, selected, trained, managed, and recognized a staff of forty volunteer student ambassadors.
  • Served with faculty and administration on university committees, including the Preferred Lender Selection Committee.
Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling Member, 2007-2009; Member of Mentorship Committee, 2008-2009
Visit Day Ambassador
, Office of Admissions, North Central College - September 2006-June 2007

Alumni Relations

 Graduate Intern, Alumni Relations & University Activities, University of Mount Union - January 2011-Present

  • Assist in the implementation of spring events such as the Schooler Lecture, M Club fundraisers, and Commencement.
  • Update alumni employment changes beyond the first job through social media and email into the Raiser’s Edge database.
Member, North Central College Class of 2007 Senior Gift Committee

Career Development

Intern, Student Affairs, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria - in May-July 2011

Graduate Assistant, Career Development, University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio - August 2009-Present

  • Consult with students regarding major selection, job search strategies, interview preparation, and graduate school search.
  • Administer vocational interest instruments, including the Self-Directed Search, TypeFocus, and the College Major Scorecard.
  • Present information on résumés, interviews, and career topics in residence halls, classrooms, and as stand-alone programs.
  • Planned and presented “Diversity for a Lifetime” workshop series, focused on promoting sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Review student and alumni résumés and guide their revision and improvement, both in person and via correspondence.
  • Screen and approve student and alumni résumé and profile uploads to Mount Union’s job site, powered by College Central.
  • Promote job opportunities to Mount Union students and alumni through social media, including LinkedIn.
  • Collect data on recent alumni employment via email, phone, and social media, and analyze employment statistics.
  • Served as teaching assistant for career planning courses in economics, accounting, and business administration.

International Affairs

Intern, Student Affairs, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria - in May-July 2011

 International Admissions Intern, Office of International Affairs, Kent State University                    January-May 2010

  • Evaluated academic records and credentials from China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other countries.
  • Created an automated GPA calculator and grade conversion spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.
  • Authored primers on South and East Asian educational systems for the departmental international credentials manual.

Admission Counselor/International Specialist, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois - July 2007-July 2009

  • Evaluated international applications and made recommendations on admission to the university.
  • Provided personalized service to a caseload of approximately 1100 domestic and 50 international applicants each year.
  • Communicated with international applicants via phone, electronic mail, post, and in person.
  • Advised international students with visa questions and assisted their completion of government forms.
  • Planned and implemented orientation sessions for international students’ matriculation and completion of study.
  • Served as a Designated School Official on the SEVIS system and fulfilled international student reporting requirements.
Member of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, 2007-2009

Orientation

 Graduate Supervisor, Destination Kent State Advising & Registration, Kent State University - February-July 2010

  • Administered summer orientation and registration programming for over 3,000 new first-year students.
  • Presented informational sessions regarding college transition, commuter student services, and preparing for the fall.
  • Trained, supervised, recognized, and built a team from a staff of eleven student orientation guides.
  • Provided excellent service for an average of 150 new students and their families each session for 25 sessions.
Student Director of Orientation, North Central College - Fall 2005-Fall 2006
Orientation Leader
, North Central College - Summers, 2004 & 2005

Residence Life

Intern, Student Affairs, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria - in May-July 2011

Resident Director, Office of Residence Life, University of Mount Union - August 2009-Present
  • Coordinate day-to-day operation of two single-gender, mixed-year residence halls housing 184 students.
  • Supervise a staff of nine student paraprofessionals, including an Assistant Resident Director.
  • Adjudicate student discipline hearings and impose appropriate sanctions as a student conduct officer.
  • Manage crises, serve as an emergency responder, and participate in an on-call duty rotation.
  • Mediate conflict, counsel students in need of assistance, and refer when appropriate.

Resident Assistant, North Central College - Fall 2005-Spring 2007
Associate Director of Information-Technology
, Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls, 2006-2007
Illinois Residence Hall Association Four-Year Service Pin Recipient, 2007
Contributor, Alcohol & Substance Abuse Task Force, National Association of College and University Residence Halls, 2007
Administrative Vice-President
, North Central College Residence Hall Association, 2005-2006
Inducted into Carleen Verstraete Chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary, 2005

Summer Camps & Conferences

Camp Counselor, High School Musical Theatre Camp, North Central College - Summers, 2004 & 2007
Summer Camp Assistant, North Central College - June 2005-August 2005
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