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Summary

Dedicated and detail oriented Academic Advisor/Counselor with over 5 years experience working with diverse student populations.Ability to juggle a multitude of conflicting priorities, resources, and people issues simultaneously.Excellent communication skills, as well as problem solving and rapport building skills.

Work experience

Oct 2006Present

Academic Advisor/Counselor

University of Michigan-Flint

·Assists students in the exploration, development, and achievement of their academic/career goals

·Monitor student academic progress and recommend solutions to academic difficulties

·Review and interpret placement test scores, unofficial transcripts, and course prerequisites

·Disseminate information on institutional policies and procedures

·Participate in the planning, implementation, and the evaluation of the retention programs

·Foster strong relationships with employers, community members and university departments

·Refer students to campus and community resources

·Coordinate and assist with career fairs, orientations, and other campus events

·Develop and conduct academic and career related workshops

Jul 2004Dec 2004

Assessment Coordinator/Advisor

Mid Michigan Community College
  • Responsible for the scheduling and administration of all placement testing and career assessments
  • Assisted students in understanding and completing degree requirements
  • Advised students on university policies and procedures
  • Supervised and trained student employees
Feb 2001Jul 2004

Career Advisor

Michigan Works!
  • Assisted clients with career plan, resume creation, and interviewing skills
  • Developed and conducted career development workshops
  • Interpreted and closely followed governmental policy

Education

May 2002May 2006

Master of Arts Degree

Central Michigan University

Teaching Experience:

Central Michigan University

Fall 2005 and Winter 2006

Taught career and self exploration course for undecided students utilizing collaborative learning

Area of Research:

Nontraditional Community College Students:Attrition Models and Retention Strategies

Counseling Internship:

Ferris State University

Educational and Career Counseling Center

Winter 2006

Counseled students regarding career development and academic issues, including choosing a major, time management, learning styles and study skills

Presentations

Research

Transcripts

Letters of Recommendation

Counseling Philosophy

Skills

Areas of Expertise
Student Development Theory and College Student Retention Strategies Standardized Assessment Administration & Interpretation Computerized Student Information Systems, including BANNER Career Development and Academic Workshops & Presentations Trade Assistance Adjustment Act (TAA) and No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) Program Requirements