Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Assistant Director of Career Development

Auburn University
  • Oversee career counseling staff including scheduling, evaluations, and project assignments
  • Coordinate 75-160 presentations per semester, create new materials, and delegate to presenters
  • Assess current programs and processes to create more efficient means of delivering services
  • Organize and implement professional development programs for staff and students
  • Counsel students and alumni to discover career goals, job search techniques, and develop plans for success while maintaining FERPA and confidentiality of all clients
  • Coach students on creation of professional documents including résumés, cover letters, and personal statements while showing how to conduct job or graduate school search
  • Teach university courses on career/major topics both in a classroom and online
  • Serve on search committees to evaluate applications/résumés, interview, and give hiring recommendations to offices on campus
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012

Career Resources Specialist

Missouri State University

Counseling/Career Coaching

  • Counseled students and alumni to discover career goals, job search techniques, and develop plans for success while maintaining FERPA and confidentiality of all clients
  • Chaired career counseling committee, scheduled regular meetings/professional development, and maintained career assessments for six professional staff and one graduate assistant
  • Interpreted Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI, SDS, Skill Scan, Multiple Intelligences, Focus II, and variety of values assessments for individual students, classes, and groups 
  • Supervised counseling graduate assistant and intern including hiring, training, and evaluation
  • Coached students on creation of professional documents including résumés, cover letters, and personal statements while showing how to conduct job or graduate school search
  • Conducted mock interviews with students and administer constructive criticism to build confidence

Teaching/Presentations

  • Teach three different two credit hour courses utilizing Blackboard and Banner systems: career decision making, job search/career life planning, and orientation to university
  • Initiated workshop series for international students in collaboration by International Services
  • Design and deliver presentations and workshops over career topics to classes and groups on campus and in community using PowerPoint, Keynote, and Prezi

Marketing/Publications

  • Collaborated with team to develop and promote events and programs to benefit students
  • Developed and revise handouts on career topics including résumé writing, informational interviewing, networking, and graduate school preparation using Word, Publisher, and Photoshop
  • Created all content for new section of website tailored to international students
  • Maintained blog, Facebook page, and LinkedIn to integrate social media into marketing strategy

University Outreach/Involvement

  • Coordinated College of Business Administration and College of Education faculty and staff to determine how Career Center can be utilized in classroom
  • Served on advisory board for Parkview High School's A+ program, co-advise Golden Key International Honour Society chapter, and supervise CBASE and Praxis exams
Aug 2008 - Sep 2008

Counselor- Academic

Johnson County Community College
  • Worked with students to determine academic/career goals and aid in the class selection process
  • Reviewed transcripts and developed program plans
  • Counseled students concerned with academic issues, stress reduction, time management, and study skills
  • Reviewed academic probation and suspension appeals and evaluated student's plans to raise GPA
  • Utilized Banner system to access student information, update hold statuses, and perform course overrides
Mar 2008 - Jul 2008

Counselor-Career Services

Johnson County Community College
  • Interpreted results of the Strong Interest Inventory and Myers- Brings Type Indicator for students and counseled them to use the information in major/career selection process
  • Assisted students on creating resumes and cover letters
  • Contributed to weekly Career Counselor and Career Services meetings
  • Conducted individual and group mock interviews and administered feedback
  • Evaluated career center materials and developed new resources as needed
  • Prepared and participated in presentations and workshops on a variety of career related topics including resume writing, career decision making, and the services offered by Career Services
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Practicum Counselor- Student Health Services

Washington University in St. Louis
  • Provided counseling services to students individually and in group settings
  • Conducted intake interviews including taking and extensive history of each client, recording presenting concerns, and assessing suicidal thoughts/ideation
  • Maintained records and planned future sessions for clients using the Point and Click Program
  • Developed case conceptualizations and implemented treatment plans
  • Contributed to outreach programs on campus and represented the counseling staff at University functions
  • Participated in staff meetings, case conferences, and staff development
  • Attended weekly training seminars and workshops
Jan 2006 - May 2006

Practicum Counselor

University of Missouri- St. Louis
  • Provided individual counseling services to three students
  • Administered intake and diagnostic interviews by taking a thorough history and utilizing the
  • DSM-IV
  • Facilitated group therapy sessions with clients presenting with a variety of concerns
  • Developed case conceptualizations and implemented treatment plans
  • Successfully terminated sessions after processing with clients
  • Participated in weekly group supervision in order to improve skills

MBTI

ESFJ

"Warmhearted, conscientious, and cooperative. Want harmony in their environment, work with determination to establish it. Like to work with others to complete tasks accurately and on time. Loyal, follow through even in small matters. Notice what others need in their day-to-day lives and try to provide it. Want to be appreciated for who they are and for what they contribute."

- Introduction to Type by I.B. Myers

Top Five Clifton StrengthsFinder Themes

  1. Maximizer: Excellence, not average, is your measure. Seek to transform something strong into something superb.
  2. Achiever: Self-motivated and seek to achieve everyday.
  3. Relater: Find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
  4. Learner: You love to learn and continuously improve.  The process of learning, rather than the outcome excites you.
  5. Responsibility: You take psychological ownership for anything you to commit to and follow through to completion.

Summary

Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with experience working for a variety of university counseling centers utilizing career, academic, and personal counseling techniques. Genuine interest in working with multicultural clients and the LGBTQIA population.

Credentials

Licensed Professional Counselor

State of Alabama License # 3195

State of Missouri License # 2011025650

National Certified Counselor#314001

National Board of Certified Counselors

Distance Credentialed Counselor #DCC 1291

Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.

Holland's Code

ESA:

  • Enterprising: Active Persuader- People in the enterprising category often prefer activities selling and promoting. They enjoy influencing others and being in a leadership position. They often use their skills to influence others. They often like competitive activities and are often self-confident, talkative and energetic. They generally enjoy discussing politics, selling and promoting, having power and status, giving talks and speeches, and leading groups.
  • Social: Empathic Helper- People in the social category prefer to work with others. They tend to be highly verbal, express themselves well, and get along well in groups. Social types typically prefer the team approach to problem solving. People in the social category often describe themselves as cooperative, friendly, and understanding. They generally enjoy teaching, caring for others, volunteering, mediating disputes, meeting new people, and working in groups.
  • Artistic: Creative Communicators- People in the artistic category prefer to be expressive. They like the opportunity to create new things and be innovative. They typically do not like structure or conformity. They prefer to use their imagination and be creative. People in this category generally enjoy activities such as: writing, poetry, photography, designing, singing, acting, dancing, painting, attending theaters and exhibits, and reading.

-descriptions from Focus2

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 2006 - Present

SafeZone Counselor

Washington University, Johnson County Community College, Missouri State University, and Auburn University
Dec 2009 - Present

Master Advisor

Missouri State University Advising Center