Summary

Career counselor with a strong committment towards the holistic development of students and strives to encourage students to make connections between their academic and extracurricular activities and where their passion lies when in the job search process.

A versatile, diligent, and efficient professional with well-rounded and diverse experiences in student affairs, event planning, and marketing.Able to effectively multi-task, use creative problem-solving skills, and develop relationships with strong interpersonal skills.

Collegiate Teaching Experience

Elon University

Transitions Strategies

•  1 credit course on transitioning from college to graduate school and/or workforce

Elon 101

•  1 credit course orienting sixteen first year students to college life and campus

•  Serve as an academic advisor to first year & sophomore students utilizing a developmental model of advising

•  Supervise and professionally mentor a Teaching Assistant

Appalachian State University

Life and Career Planning

• 3 credit course for first years and sophomores on self-understanding, choosing majors and careers

Professional Association Leadership

American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Commission for Career Development

•  Directorate Board Member, 2010-2013

•  Program Reviewer, 2010 conference

Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) 

•  Marketing and Printing Committee Co-Chair, 2009 & 2010 conference

•  Program Reviewer, 2010 conference

North Carolina Association of Colleges and Employers (NCACE)

§ Registration Co-Chair, 2010 conference

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Assistant Director of Career Services for Arts and Sciences

Elon University

Career Counseling

•  Counsel students and alumni on career exploration, resume preparation, interview techniques, graduate school preparation and job/internship search strategies

•  Utilize career assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsQuest to assist with career exploration

•  Created comprehensive resource guides on resumes and graduate school to use in counseling sessions

•  Counseled approximately 1,500 students and alumni in the last three years

Program & Event Coordination

•  Arrange logistics and implement first annual and subsequent Graduate & Professional School Fairs; also coordinate the annual Spring Career Fair

•  Effectively manage fair budgets to consistently end with a surplus; implemented cost-saving measures to annually save over $1,300

•  Implemented and conduct Resume Rescue outreach program

•  Initiated and organize bi-annual Job Search Boot Camp for Arts & Sciences students

Faculty Collaboration

•  Develop customized Professional Development plans for cooperating Arts & Sciences departments

•  Conduct various career related workshops and class presentations tailored to audience

•  Collaborate with department chairs and faculty on a variety of requests to better meet needs of students

•  Create dedicated websites for each Arts & Science department with recent graduate outcome data

Aug 2006 - May 2008

Walker College of Business Career Services Graduate Assistant

Appalachian State University

• Assisted in program development and execution

• Advised students on resumes, cover letters, and career planning

• Mentored and supported Dean’s Council of Student Advisors in semi-annual fundraiser

Skills

Skills

MBTI

Myers-Briggs Typer Indicator Certification received in July 2011

StrengthsQuest 2.0

STRONG Interest Inventory

Education

Education
2006 - 2008

M.A.

Appalachian State University
2001 - 2005

B.B.A., Hospitality and Tourism Management

James Madison University