Bachelor of Arts

Alma College

Internships included: American Red Cross, Diaper Den, (serving single mothers), and Ferris State University

Master of Arts

Western Michigan University

Courses included Counseling theory, ethics, tests/measurements, consultation, three internships.

Aug 2014 - Feb 2015

Global Career Development Facilitator

National Career Development Association

GCDFs help people meet career goals by providing career facilitation and guidance. GCDFs work alongside professionals with more extensive training in government employment agencies, schools, universities, corporate human resources departments, private consultancy firms, and many other settings.



Job Search Strategies

My strategic thinking and ability to quickly connect with other people allow me to help illuminate the best employment strategies for them.  I am always on top of current trends and make it a point to speak with recruiters often.

Resume Reviewing

I recently attended a workshop on best practices in resume trends.  I am always trying to amend my students' resumes to reflect their most applicable knowledge and skills in a creative way.

Career Counseling

Getting to know people's values, personalities and interests is a skill I practice daily and gives me rewards beyond income.  Helping people see what is unique and special about them and how to use that is an honor.  I love Counseling and educating others about how they can use their talents.

Classroom Facilitation

I am some one who tailors my classroom facilitation to the needs of my instructor and the class.  I like to try new facilitation techniques based on the current studies of the class and also on how they respond.  Due to that technique, I am incredibly flexible.  The benefit of the students and instructor is my first priority, entertaining them along with providing the most current information is crucial.

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Work experience

Work experience
Apr 2014 - Present

Asst. Director/Career Development Specialist-College of Arts and Sciences

Western Michigan University

Expert knowledge in career and student development theory and application.  Advise students and empower them to articulate their values, interests, skills and personality traits.  Assist students in preparing for a career and/or graduate school.  Facilitate engaging career and employment information within classrooms in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University.

Jan 2007 - Apr 2014

Career and Employment Counselor

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

I had the privilege of working with a diverse population of students who wanted to learn more about themselves and the world of work.  I assisted students with career planning, career assessments, job search strategies, interviewing, resumes, personal branding, and more.



May 2010 - Present

Limited Licensed Professional Counselor

State of Michigan
Aug 2013 - Present

Career Development Facilitator

National Board of Certified Counselors