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Aug 2012Present

Assistant Director of Career Development

Auburn University
  • Supervise 9-10 career development staff: four career counselors, an administrative assistant, four graduate assistants, and one intern including hiring, training, evaluations, and project assignments
  • Coordinate in-person and online career coaching and counseling services to accommodate as many of the over 28,000 AU students as possible
  • Analyze assessment/student usage data and write official report for division, office annual report, and SACS accreditation process
  • Engage with employers to find ways to foster authentic relationships with students including the Employer Connections Breakfast: Exploring Careers through a Lens of Inclusion & Diversity
  • Spearhead campus-wide programs such as Campus Career Closet bringing together campus and community partners to benefit all Auburn students and Your Major: Career Discovery Workshops
  • Managed budget of over $50,000/year for grant supporting the Career Advantage Program providing career development for participants with a community treatment facility
  • Assess current programs and processes to create policies and more efficient means of delivering services including changes to drop-ins, implementing screencast electronic resume reviews, developing training manuals, compiling annual reports, and on-boarding VMock and Handshake
  • Collaborate with departments to infuse career components into programs including First Year Student courses, Emerge program, Exploratory Advising Center, AU Global, and ePortfolio project
  • Counsel students and alumni to discover career goals, job search techniques, and develop plans for success while maintaining FERPA and confidentiality of all clients
  • Arrange 75-150 presentations per semester, create new materials, and delegate to presenters
  • Advocate for staff and implement professional development programs to ensure career progression for office and campus community including Career Development Facilitator Training and quarterly Campus Career Partners Meetings
Aug 2009Jul 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 2008Sep 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 2008Jul 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 2006May 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 2006May 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



      "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


      Lauren Wilson

      “I had the opportunity to report directly to Addye during my second year as a Graduate Assistant at the MSU Career Center. Addye is terrific at working with students whether it be one-on-one or in a classroom setting. One unique quality that Addye brings to the workplace is her organizational and operational skills. She has a knack for streamlining processes and revamping initiatives with a focus on quality. Addye is always thorough and thoughtful in each and everything she does. Addye's creativity, business acumen and interpersonal skills make her an exceptional Career Services professional and an asset to the MSU Career Center. Addye is also a terrific people manager and is great about giving insightful and constructive feedback. I highly recommend Addye and know she will be successful in anything she does!” October 4, 2010

      LeAnn Cunningham

      "Addye was a valued member of the JCCC Career Services Center team. She is a gifted young professional who shows initiative and drive in the workplace and intuitive skills in counseling diverse students."

      Carolyn Foster

      “Addye Buckley-Burnell served as my sabbatical replacement from January 2008 through June 2008. She extended her employment here at JCCC through the rest of the summer as career counselor and then working with our academic counselors. Addye is an energetic young professional counselor who brings creativity, compassion and a solid work ethic to the table. She taught our career exploration workshop called Choices twice this past year and has consistently received high evaluations from her students. I highly recommend Addye as a professional counselor to anyone that has the good fortune to hire her."

      Marilyn Jones

      “Addye worked with students in the area of career planning and provided them with valuable information and resources in a professional and friendly matter.Her assistance helped students make those often difficult career-decisions, manageable.In addition, she was a great 'team' player on our staff, and a favorite with many many students. We miss you!”

      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.



      Licensed Professional Counselor and Global Career Development Facilitator with experience working in variety of university counseling centers utilizing career, academic, and personal counseling techniques. I have a special interest in working with multicultural clients and the LGBTQIA population.


      Global Career Development Facilitator #GCDF15923 

      Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.

      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


      • 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



      Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education

      Auburn University
      2018 - Present                                                                                                        2005 - 20072007

      Master of Education

      University of Missouri-St. Louis
      • Specialized in Multicultural Counseling
      • GPA: 3.98/4.00
      • Phi Kappa Phi (honor society)


      Sep 2006Present

      SafeZone Counselor

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

      Master Advisor

      Missouri State University Advising Center