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University of Saint Thomas - School of Business
Skills: Project Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control, Closure and Finalization.
Jan 1995Dec 1997

Master of Science

A CACREP-Accredited Program, focused on Student Personnel and University-Level Instruction.  During program, awarded the Mildred Nelson Scholarship and completed 2000 hrs of supervised counseling work. 

Special Accomplishments: - Graduate Program Presenter for State SDCPA Conference- National Graduate Paper Presenter - NASPA-ACPA National Conference- Showcase Program Presenter - ACPA

- Founded Service-Learning Program during internship at South Dakota State University- Built and taught online Career Course in 1997 - first online course of its kind, international student base

Sep 1991Dec 1994

Bachelor of Science

Provided assistant coaching and judging services for debate tournaments most weekends during school year.  Full teacher licensure in English, Debate, Speech and Drama. 

Work experience

Adams at Work Consulting Projects

On-Call HR Workshop Presenter, ComPsych, Chicago, IL 12/2005 – Present

  • Provide workshop presentations as needed for Twin Cities corporations as a part of their EAP benefits offering
  • Clients include:Target, Ameriprise Financial, the IRS, ATK, Beckman-Coulter and many others

 Training Consultant, Security Awareness, Inc., Tampa, FL 05/2004 – 05/2008

  • Built training action plan based on the needs/culture/budget of the group
  • Primarily assisted in e-learning tutorial implementations
  • Virtual position to plan information security training for employees
  • Consult on compliance needs (SOX, GLBA, HIPAA)
  • Coordinate the implementation of e-learning tutorials
  • Review course content and test online course functionality

Instructional Designer, Best Buy Corporation, Richfield, MN                  07/2007 – 04/2008

  • Designed warehouse management system training, the largest project undertaken by Best Buy to date  
  • Designed step-by-step trainer’s guide supplement as well as detailed speaker notes to assist trainers
  • Received very positive design feedback from SMEs, Project Managers and Supervisors
  • Reviewed hundreds of pages of technical documentation, translating it into materials appropriate for warehouse personnel
  • Designed all activities for two-week training experience
  • Led train-the-trainer sessions to assist in familiarizing individuals with the written training and how to execute it

Higher Education Work History

Adjunct Instructor Experiences - All experiences are original course design

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN 6/2009 – PresentCreated and facilitate a full day workshop for people in Career Transition incorporating online resumes, social media, networking and free resources available to those looking for work in the Twin Cities
  • The Minnesota School of Business/Globe College, Plymouth, MN 1/2004 – 5/2005Careers, Business Writing and Senior Seminar
  • Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, MN Fall Quarter, 2000Career Exploration – Freshman Level Course
  • Dakota State University, Madison, SD 1997 - 2000Online Course Developer and Teacher, Listserv Monitor, Career Development and Business Communications. One course for first-year students and one for graduating seniors. 
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 1995 – 1997Freshman Orientation Semester Course

Assistant Director, Admissions KRS Computer & Business School, Bloomington, MN  May 1998 to March 2000

  • Counseled prospects through all aspects of Admissions: Program selection, tour, testing, financial aid, registration and orientation.
  • Student population included high school graduates, mid-career professionals, Somali refugees and other non-native speakers. 
  • Promoted to Assistant Director for outstanding performance 

Student Services Advisor, Dakota State University, Madison, SD May 1997 - May 1998

  • Founded Service-Learning organization promoting University and community connections
  • Organized and hosted multi-state conference for Service-Learning
  • Advised academic probation students

Career Center/Academic Advisor, South Dakota State University, Madison, SD May 1995 - May 1997

  • Advised 25 undecided major students per team and held a career counseling cohort for these students each week
  • Reviewed transcripts and helped register transfer students
  • Gave resume, cover letter and job interviewing workshops
  • Assisted students to find work after graduation by holding one-on-one consultations