Interest

Community Involvement and Networker:

www.vegnews.com

VegNews Street Team Member - August 2011-current

Nationwide Marketing Group which collaborates, corresponds, and connects with the community. We advertise for VegNews Magazine and do Community Outreach

www.yelp.org

Yelp Reviewer - June 2011-current

Write and blog reviews about restaurants, wineries, shops, and other businesses in the Portland, Oregon area. Post Pictures and Reviews. Is currently writing weekly on this site.

www.meetin.org

Meetin Portland - January 2005-current

Event Planner and community participant

I have planned over forty events and have attended over 400 events since 2005.

www.meetup.com

Meetup Portland - June 2008-current

Member of over 50 professional and social meetup organizations

Attend 1-3 meetup events a month

www.jetaaportland.com

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association (JETAA) 2005-February 2010

I participate bi-monthly with this group socially or as a volunteer at events

Some events include training new JET teachers to go abroad, support staff at send-off reception, Obon Japanese Garden volunteering. Social events like Tofu cooking, Japanese festivals, and golf

www.oriented.com

June 2009-January 2010

Monthly networking meetings with people interested in international and Asian business, travel, and culture

Other volunteer events:

Hands On Portland Volunteerism - www.handsonportland.org

Volunteer 2005-current

Supported School Supplies for Kids, Portland Children's Clean Air and Water Festival, Bite of Oregon, and other charity events

Light the Night and NAMI walks - 2004-2007

Bloomington, Minnesota and Izumi, Japan Sister City Council Member - Cultural and Youth Chair/Delegate 2001-2003

Public Speaking:

International Toastmasters Public Speaking Club Member, November 2001- June 2003

Additional Groups:

Center for Intercultural Organizing of Portland  -

Monthly Colored Pencils Art Collective Participant 2009-2010

RISE (Refugee Immigrant Solidarity Education Workshop) April 2006

Dill Pickle Society - Job Tour of Intel, Port of Portland, and Pendelton Woolen Mills, August 2009

Additional Trainings:

Ipad Introduction Course- August 2011, Apple Computer Store -Tigard

NW College Returnee Abroad Conference – January 2011 (University of Oregon)

SMART Board Training- September 2010 (Everest College)

Ignite! Training – Customer Service and Compliance Training (6-full days) – October 2010 (Everest)

Engineering Employment Symposia 2009 – Presented by Wired-Northwest and the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, six-hour conference with a variety of speakers - November 2009

CPR and First Aid Response Certification (2004, 2005)

ORACLE/Requisitions System Trainings – 2007, Computer trainings – HR Express, Outlook, Windows, - Intermediate Trainings 2008

Homelessness Orientation and City Awareness Program by JOIN (Portland, Oregon) - 2007

Americans Informed for Democracy- Global Youth Leadership Conference-  2006

Grant Writing Workshop 2006

Responsive Classroom Training for 4th through 6th grade students (presented by Northeast Foundation for Children), 2005

Enjoys networking, travel, cultural festivals, photography, scrap-booking and using Animoto software with photos. I enjoy meeting new people and going places.

Summary

Bronwyn Ewers is a hard-working educator and coordinator.

She has worked for dynamic organizations such as New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Everest College, OHSU (Oregon Health and Science University), the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Minnesota Multicultural Development Center, and BestPrep. 

Her passion lies in teaching others, and connecting with people. She is currently seeking a job in Admissions, Sales, Teaching, and/or Consulting. She is open to travel.  Bronwyn truly feels that when she worked in Japan as an English Teacher, it was one of the best times of her life.  She continues to strive for excellence and success as a trainer and within work projects. Bronwyn continues to focus on teaching, communication, and service work. Bronwyn enjoys implementing trainings and events. She uses acquired skills from previous work and educational experiences to provide services and resources for organizations and their clients. She continues to seek being part of a global network by volunteering and collaborating with different global organizations.

Work History

Work History

Minnesota Business Venture Resident Business Leader and Resident Camp Supervisor

BestPrep

              July 1995 – July 1998, and July 2003 (Summers Only)   

              (Held at various colleges in Minnesota each summer)

                  Residential Camp Hall Director -Supervised and monitored business camp students

                  Camp Counselor (RBL) - Directed and taught group of ten students about business     

                  Counseled Students

                  Worked with team staff to make business camp run successfully

Nov 2011 - Jun 2012

Account Executive

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Worked with clients to promote computer training, business skills training, and technical certification.

Generated sales through social networking, phone leads, and building customer relationships.

Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

High School Admissions Representative

Everest College- Portland ,Oregon (Previously Western Business College)

   Initiated inquiry calls from all potential high school students interested in knowing or receiving information about the school’s programs

Set appointments and gave tours to students and parents

Administered student profile assessments and enrolled Students  

Worked with students and their parents to give them the option of Everest College and to let them know that they can succeed with their goals. Was a positive mentor and solid support for the students that I helped enroll into Everest's programs.

Nov 2006 - Jun 2009

Administrative Coordinator

OHSU

Front Desk Manager of the Department of Comparative Medicine  (customer service, record and data-management)

One of four people on the billing management team – Used Oracle (for product ordering and H.R. Actions), ARM (Animal Research Management database), General Ledger bookkeeping, and ran billing reports/cards

Manager of ordering all department supplies/materials, handling travel arrangements/schedules, computer data-management of animal handling classes and staff calendars. 

Organization and control over a high volume work load in a fast-paced environment

Jan 2003 - Sep 2005

Education Outreach Liaison

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Facilitator- Presented curriculum to 6 classrooms of 4th through 6th graders on a regular basis focusing on main themes including College Awareness, Career Exploration, Goal and Self Orientation, and Saving Money.

  Presented creative seminars to students and parents about college and financial aid during special events and elementary visitation requests.

 Coordinator for setting up field trips to career sites and college visits for students/families

 Case Manager who recruited over 75 youth into summer enrichment programs (2005)

                  Co-Conducted staff interviews

                  Provided academic tutoring support

                  Produced a monthly newsletter that was distributed to over 150 families

Sep 2002 - Dec 2002

Science Instructor

Mad Science of Minnesota

  Taught after-school science classes to elementary students at five different schools

Aug 2000 - Aug 2001

Assistant Language Teacher / Educator

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program(me) (JET)

      Traveled to over 35 elementary and junior high schools to teach English and about American culture

      Promoted cross-cultural understanding while living in a society with different cultural traditions.

      Facilitated an adult English club at Hirosaki Medical University

      Conducted quarterly teaching seminars to Japanese elementary teachers

      Incorporated music, poetry, story-telling, and dance into lesson plans to further English study

Apr 1999

MCDC Organizer and Intern

Minnesota Multicultural Development Center

Provided diversity training programs and events to over 100 organizations 

Created different projects, including researching approaches for diversity education, and creating networks between non-profit children organizations and diversity groups

Assisted in coordinating monthly cultural events, fundraising, recruiting new MCDC members, and assisted companies with cultural diversity training programs

                Did intensive study on other partner programs in non-profit and educational sectors

                Gained knowledge about grant-writing proposals and recruiting sponsors/donors

Education

Education
1996 - 2000

BA

Golden Key Honor Society

GPA: 3.40

Honors: Cum Laude

Who's Who of American College Students - Award and Book Listing 1999

Junior Year Study Abroad Semester - Minnesota State University in Akita, Japan (Akita International University)

University campus tour guide, new student orientation leader, and International Club American Delegate

College Work Experience: Periodicals Library Assistant, International Studies Office Assistant, and Macy's Sales Associate for six years, (Fashion Advisory Board Leadership Member)

Skills

Skills

Independent Counseling/Consulting

Topics include money management, professional/personal networking, job search techniques, self-esteem building, motivation, coping with grief

Public Speaking and Presentations

Database Management and Computer Skills

Billing and accounting using the Animal Resource Management (ARM) database   Oracle, Word, Excel, Web-page Development, and Powerpoint

Japanese

Spent a year and a half living abroad in Japan for work and school  

German

Spent one month in Germany in 1995 and stayed with Host Families