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Creative and talented professional with NACE membership and experience in higher education career service's practices and procedures. Possess highly developed interpersonal communication skills for forging and maintaining strong relationships with students, alumni, faculty, community leaders and employers. Ability and experience in incorporating social media practices through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to communicate and market departmental services to diverse populations. Knowledge in Blackboard 9, Kuder Career Assessment, JobZone, Campus Connect, InterviewStream, Banner and Microsoft Office applications.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Assoicate Director of Career Services

Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

·        Assist students in indentifying strengths and interests for possible academic major and career path<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

·        Develop and maintain relationships with local employers within the region for networking purposes<o:p></o:p>

·        Provide career information to students, alumni, faculty and staffincluding trends, analysis and earnings<o:p></o:p>

·        Help students select academic programs based on Kuder Career Assessment results and following discussion<o:p></o:p>

·        Create and maintain reporting tools to account for departmental activity and record pertinent information<o:p></o:p>

·        Develop and maintain tools based on technology and other non-traditional Career Services experiences to effectively serve students and alumni<o:p></o:p>

·        Support student and alumni career goals through individual counseling, group workshops and mentoring sessions<o:p></o:p>

·        Oversee applicant and employer contributions for regional aspect of JobZone,<o:p></o:p>

·        Assist college to increase higher employment attainment rates, retention rates, and enrollment through focused initiatives <o:p></o:p>

·        Review and assist in the writing of resume and cover letters for students and alumni<o:p></o:p>

·        Maintain membership in relevant professional organizations like NACE so to stay informed and improve services<o:p></o:p>

·        Present on the services of the regional department to first year seminar classes and upon faculty request<o:p></o:p>

·        Work with new student advisors in identifying student needs and implementing strategies designed to meet those needs<o:p></o:p>

·        Compile employment data and format into resource form to accommodate students and alumni job search techniques<o:p></o:p>

·        Provide automated job matching service and contact students, alumni, and respective faculty with job opportunity information<o:p></o:p>

·        Coordinate efforts with department chairs to discover effective ways in helping students transition into the workforce<o:p></o:p>

·        Lead guidance sessions with faculty and staff in using and implementing software and resource programs for all students and alumni<o:p></o:p>

·        Advisor to Student Government Association where leadership and management skills are vital in direction of the organization<o:p></o:p>

Aug 2010Present

Adjunct Instructor- ENGL 093

Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

·        Perform all instructional duties necessary to teach and facilitate student learning of proper writing techniques and habits<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

·        Provide syllabus appropriate to course being taught to students and follow syllabus content and requirements<o:p></o:p>

·        Maintain student attendance and grading records according to college policy as outlined in the adjunct handbook<o:p></o:p>

·        Submit grades, attendance and student status information to department chair within established time lines<o:p></o:p>

·        Build relationships with students in an attempt to discover and resolve issues that are academically threatening <o:p></o:p>

so to improve completion rates<o:p></o:p>

·        Make time available to students outside scheduled class time to answer questions and provide assistance<o:p></o:p>

·        Deal with student concerns and, if necessary, consult with program chair and appropriate administrative members to resolve issues<o:p></o:p>

·        Work hard to meet all scheduled classes of contracted courses for consistency purposes<o:p></o:p>

·        Use technology such as Blackboard and PowerPoint as appropriate for classroom instruction<o:p></o:p>

·        Conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views<o:p></o:p>

·        Create exercises designed to promote consistency as an integral part of one's work <o:p></o:p>

Aug 2010Present

Adjunct Instructor- ENGL 093

Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo

·        Perform all instructional duties necessary to teach and facilitate student learning of proper writing techniques and habits<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

·        Provide syllabus appropriate to course being taught to students and follow syllabus content and requirements<o:p></o:p>

·        Maintain student attendance and grading records according to college policy as outlined in the adjunct handbook<o:p></o:p>

·        Submit grades, attendance and student status information to department chair within established time lines<o:p></o:p>

·        Build relationships with students in an attempt to discover and resolve issues that are academically threatening <o:p></o:p>

so to improve completion rates<o:p></o:p>

·        Make time available to students outside scheduled class time to answer questions and provide assistance<o:p></o:p>

·        Deal with student concerns and, if necessary, consult with program chair and appropriate administrative members to resolve issues<o:p></o:p>

·        Work hard to meet all scheduled classes of contracted courses for consistency purposes<o:p></o:p>

·        Use technology such as Blackboard and PowerPoint as appropriate for classroom instruction<o:p></o:p>

·        Conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views<o:p></o:p>

·        Create exercises designed to promote consistency as an integral part of one's work <o:p></o:p>

Education

Aug 2005May 2011

Master of Liberal Studies

Indiana University - Kokomo

·GPA: 3.6/4.0<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

·Alpha Chi National Honors Society<o:p></o:p>

·Notable Coursework: Globalization, Development and Social Policy, Psychology of Gender and    Ethnicity, Phenomenology and Existentialism, Democracy and National Security

Aug 2001Dec 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Saint Joseph's College
Aug 2001Dec 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Saint Joseph's College

·Minor in Sociology<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

·Model United Nations Delegate<o:p></o:p>

·Notable Coursework: Sociology of Urban Communities, Study of Human Rights, Political Theory, Industrial Sociology, Research Methods in Social Sciences<o:p></o:p>