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Education

Aug 2006May 2008

Masters of Business Administration

  • GPA 3.64/4.0
  • Selected Coursework: Organizational Behavior; Leadership, Empowerment, and Coaching; Human Resource Strategy; Strategic Marketing Management; Advanced Business Statistics; Management Science
  • Honors & Awards: Recipient of the Bryan School Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Aug 2002May 2006

B.A. in Business Administration

St. Andrews Presbyterian College

  • GPA: 3.71/4.0
  • Thesis: "Regaining Human Dignity"
  • Honors & Awards: Dean's List (each semester), Academic Honors Scholarship, Member of Sigma Beta Delta (National Honor Society for Business Students), Member of Pi Gamma Mu (National Honor Society for the Social Sciences), Who's Who Among America's College Students

Work experience

Jan 2008May 2008

MBA Capstone Consulting Project

The Center for Creative Leadership

  • Collaborated in a four person team to create a crisis communication plan
  • Analyzed existing BCP materials and conducted research to make recommendations to management regarding possible updates and additions to current plans
  • Delivered findings to management in a formal presentation
Oct 2007Dec 2007

Marketing Consulting Project

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
  • Led four person team of peers to devise a comprehensive marketing plan for TLC in the Workplace program targeted towards human resource professionals
  • Conducted extensive research to determine how the Internet in particular could be used to effectively market the training program
  • Delivered findings to upper management in a formal presentation
May 2007Aug 2007

Human Resources Information Systems Intern

  • Updated the company's organizational chart to reflect a recent acquisition in collaboration with other members of the department
  • Created, maintained, and updated records in Peoplesoft for existing and new employees across the organization
  • Verified ongoing health benefits eligibility for employees and their beneficiaries and updated their information in Peoplesoft when necessary
Aug 2004May 2006

Self Employed
  • Interviewed, hired, and trained a six member personal care staff that facilitated special needs student's ability to live in a dormitory on campus
  • Created and updated work schedules and time sheets for each employee
  • Calculated appropriate compensation for each employee according to current employer tax codes under the direction of a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor

Skills

PeopleSoft
Microsoft Project
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word

Writing Sample

Marketing Consulting Project

Summary of Qualifications

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Excel, and an understanding of the built in statistical tools
  • Practical experience working with small groups to analyze dataandoffer recommendations to help firms enhance operations
  • Able to effectively communicate in teams and one-on-one using both verbal and writing skills; also able to conduct effective presentations to groups
  • Conducted market research and ultimately developed a comprehensive marketing plan for a local non profit

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

The Bryan Outstanding Graduate Student Awards recognize students who have enriched the Bryan School’s learning environment through their commitment to academic performance or professional service.  Typically awarded to two or three graduate students during commencement.