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Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Community Service Chairperson

Helpers United Together (HUT)
-Inform Missouri State University HUT members about potential upcoming community service events -Organize and implement HUT community service events and fundraising activities -Delegate event responsibilities to members
Aug 2008Present

Graduate Assistant - Career Center

Missouri State University
-Counsel college students from diverse backgrounds experiencing stress related to career and education decisions that will affect their future -Administer, score, and review assessments with students; including the Myer’s Briggs, Self-Directed Search, Multiple Intelligence Checklist, Focus2, and various values and skills assessments -Meet one-on-one with students to discuss career options in their field of study -Co-instruct Career and Life Planning classes with 17-25 students on a twice a week basis -Present and teach the Focus2 assessment to freshman Introduction to University Life classes -Guide judicial program students through the entire career counseling process to decrease their risk of future campus violations by helping them find a career/educational direction -Conduct mock interviews and teach college students how to interview professionally -Edit and teach résumé development, cover letters, and thank you letters -Recruit and contact employers by phone and email to help college students set up job shadows
Sep 2008Dec 2008

Hispanic Initiative Practicum Student

Monett High School
-Assisted diverse ELL students with homework assignments and English speaking skills -Served as a role model to ELL students by encouraging college enrollment and career planning -Created and taught an English lesson plan -Met with and career shadowed the high school counselor
Jan 2008Aug 2008

Career Employment Services Intern

Ozarks Technical Community College
-Advised college students individually and through email on their cover letters and résumés -Participated in classroom presentations on career opportunities and résumé/interview guidelines -Helped plan and implement mock interview events for college students -Recruited employers for events by creating and sending out invitations -Conducted research to update salary and employment information for specific degree programs -Collected and entered graduate follow-up survey data into Microsoft Access and Excel spreadsheets so the information could be reported to the state and used to create the graduate follow-up report -Contributed to the research, content, and layout of Career Employment Services handouts and guide
May 2007Jul 2007

Human Resources Intern

Saint John's Health Center
-Worked closely with an employment specialist and human resources manager to review applications/résumés, observe interviews, prepare employment interview guides, conduct reference checks, and attend professional meetings -Conducted research on employment retention and recruitment strategies -Wrote a letter for the Human Resources Vice President that was sent to department directors -Called applicants to inform them that they did not receive the positions they applied for