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Jennifer L. Wells

Educator, Entrepreneur, and Positive Influencer

Professional Summary

Driven and experienced career advisor and employment specialist with over 10 years of experience. Self-starter who meets project deadlines and requirements while performing multiple tasks within a fast-paced environment. Respond rapidly and appropriately to changing circumstances; evaluate problems, make astute decisions to affect positive change and refocus on new priorities. Thrive as team player and coordinator for special events and programs. Proven ability to convey vision, strategize action plans, and implement solutions.  Highly skilled at managing and influencing others. Effective project management and training skills, servicing groups, students and caseloads of over 100 participants.

Skills

Career/Academic Advising
Job Placement
Teaching/Training
Resumes and Cover Letters
Development services
Career and Academic Advising
ASSESSMENTS
Teaching/Training
Inventories
Interpersonal Communication
Personal Branding
Student and Client Motivation
Contract of employment
Retention and Support

Work experience

Jul 2014Sep 2014

Academic Advisor

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI

  • Provided academic, social, and career advising to over 160 non-traditional students
  • Collaborated with Enrollment, Registration, and Academic Support to increase student retention and academic achievement
  • Performed credit audits as well as adds, drops, and withdraws from courses
  • Teamed with faculty, department chairs, and Associate Dean to resolve student grievances
  • Tracked student graduation status and completed graduation clearances
  • Promoted cohort/accelerated model of learning to accommodate needs and schedules of working adult learners
Jul 2013Apr 2014

Academic Advisor; Assistant to Head of School

Colorado Springs Early Colleges

Colorado Springs, CO

  • Provided academic, social, and career advising to over 200 students Instituted ASCA-modeled comprehensive school counseling program
  • Facilitated classroom guidance, crisis counseling and family-instructor collaborations
  • Forged and continued collegiate concurrent enrollment partnerships with colleges and universities
  • Communicated with parents and students to resolve enrollment issues and academic priorities
  • Assisted with startup of Colorado Early Colleges Douglas County school
Sep 2009May 2013

Owner/Career Counselor

Life Remix, LLC

Milwaukee, WI

  • Provided contract employment case management and job development services to caseload of 35-40 disabled adults and DVR clients at Milwaukee Center for Independence
  • Critiqued and revised 150+ applications, cover letters, resumes, and essays
  • Administered career and personality assessments and inventories
  • Developed individual career, academic, and personal branding plans
  • Created training manuals and workshops for new employees and clients
  • Networked with over 50 business and community members on behalf of clients 
Aug 2008Nov 2011

Teacher/school Counselor

Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee, WI

  • Counseled students on social, educational, and career issues at five schools of over 500 students
  • Critiqued and revised academic and job applications and resumes Provided community resources to students, teachers, and parents
  • Taught Mild/Mod Special Education, Spanish, and Vocational English classes
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special needs students using modified instruction
  • Collaborated with faculty to develop after-school tutoring program

Education

Oct 2005Dec 2007

M.A

Lakeland College

Counseling

Aug 2001May 2005

B.A

Cardinal Stritch University

Spanish

Certifications

Jul 2014Jun 2019

Pupil Services: 7054 School Counselor

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
5-Year Initial Educator