Christy Neelin

  • Vancouver CA-BC

Key Skills:

  • Designing and managing student programs which support a culture of learning and leadership
  • Creating participative events and workshops to support post-secondary academic curriculum
  • Fostering student leadership and cross-cultural awareness through training sessions and events
  • Collaborating with external partners such as host companies and internship placement agencies to ensure successful matching for student practicums
  • Recruiting and coordinating volunteers and providing direction for support staff
  • Training and development of junior employees including orientation sessions, performance appraisals and the design and delivery of skills workshops

Sample of Student Programming:

  • UBC International House Welcome Week Orientation Program
  • IMI University Center: International Gala
  • Vancouver Talks: Introduction to Vancouver and Beyond
  • IMI University Center: Switzerland Live
  • Intrax Cultural Exchange: Discover! Cultural Workshops:

Additional Skills:

  • Fluent in all MS Office Applications
  • Visio, Publisher, Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of ADP
  • Expert communicator both orally and written
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated talent in identifying student interests and needs

Work History

Work History
Mar 2009 - Present

Student Services Supervisor

Intrax Cultural Exchange
  • Directed all student programming including academics as well as special events, scheduling, and extracurricular activities
  • Managed a team of four including activity coordinators and student services support staff
  • Served as the principal liaison in the student/host company matching process and managed all aspects of the coop program
  • Developed and wrote all marketing materials including company brochure, newsletters, website, promotional pamphlets and partner correspondences

  • Identified student needs and developed initiatives to fill these gaps and ensure student satisfaction and learning

Feb 2006 - Dec 2007

Academic Supervisor

LIZ Linguistic Institute

  • Trained over 100 corporate executives in Business English and/or preparation for Cambridge exams
  • Recruited, interviewed and coordinated HR functions for a team of 15 instructors
  • Provided employer with advice regarding staff and represented staff concerns and queries
Jan 2007 - Sep 2007

FES Program Coordinator

IMI University Center (Affiliate of Manchester Metroplitan University)
  • 8 month contract as FES Coordinator (Foundation English Studies for MBA students)
  • Coordinated all aspects of student programming including curriculum, development workshops, extracurricular activities and special events
  • Conducted students needs analyses and communicated gaps to the Head of Academics
  • Built resources and program supports (both online and face to face) to aid student transition into the MBA program
  • Participated in on campus committees
  • Kept abreast of student development initiatives through continued research and training
Mar 2002 - Feb 2006

Instructor / Program Coordinator

inlingua Vancouver
  • Worked with over 500 International students from all corners of the globe
  • Designed and conducted orientation sessions, language placements, and student advising
  • Lectured to both large and small groups
  • Trained junior instructors and was responsible for performance appraisals and professional development initiatives
Mar 2001 - Sep 2001

Social Events Coordinator

UBC International House
  • 6 month contract to design and implement the Welcome Week orientation session for UBC's incoming student population
  • Organized and managed the social activities program for over 700 international post-secondary students
  • Recruited, scheduled and coordinated both volunteer and student support staff
  • Coordinated entertainment, food, staff and transportation for this large scale event

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - Dec 2008

Graduate Diploma

McGill Univeristy

Completed Coursework:                      

  • Staffing Organizations
  • Training and Development
  • Compensation and Rewards
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Trans-cultural Leadership
  • Finance for Human Resources Management
  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Organizational Behaviour