Summary

I am a second-year graduate student at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. I will be graduating in May 2010 with a Master's degree in Counselor Education: Student Development in Higher Education. My career aspirations include becoming Director of a Student Union and later becoming the V.P. for Student Affairs. Likewise, I hope to become more involved in the executive side of the Association of College Unions International later on in my career, possibly as the Executive Director.

Currently, I have a graduate assistantship in the V.P. for Student Affairs office at CCSU as well as an internship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA in the Student Activities & Campus Center Operations offices.

At the moment, I am looking to expand my professional network and am in the process of applying to a number of positions across the U.S. I would like to begin my professional career in the Boston/New England area but am willing to relocate anywhere if that is not possible.

Please feel free to email me regarding your interest in my qualifications or with any questions you may have.  

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Graduate Assistant

Central Connecticut State University

I am currently working as a graduate assistant to the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Central Connecticut State University. My duties include:

  • Manage the Early Academic Warning system for all undergraduate students. This system is designed for faculty to alert students for academic reasons (attendance, grades, behavior, etc.) and is maintained by the Student Affairs office, the Learning Center and the Registrar's office. In Student Affairs, I contact all students who have been put on our list to inform them of their position and offer to meet with them to find opportunities for improvement. Sometimes advice is the only thing that is needed but oftentimes we uncover an underlying problem that students need help and support with.
  • Assist in planning and implementing First-Year Student Orientations, Transfer Orientations and summer Advising Days. These programs take a lot of time and effort to undertake and our office works with many other departments on-campus to implement these. In particular, the Student Affairs office works as the main Orientation office with the Assistant Dean as the head of Orientation programming. We manage the list of all incoming students, inform them of their responsibilities before coming on campus and then manage the database that holds all of their Orientation registration information. We plan out their itineraries for each Advising Day and program their weekend activities/programs for Opening Weekend.
  • Create, edit and update documents and webpages regarding first-year and transfer students
  • Meet and assist students with problems relating to academic performance or personal issues.
Aug 2009 - Present

Graduate Intern

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Campus Center Operations/Student Activities Intern

  • Advise two (2) student groups on the Social Committee and supervise various club/organization events to support the student leaders
  • Supervise the fifteen (15) Building Managers of the Campus Center and assist the Student Operational Manager in the day-to-day functioning of the Information Center
  • Assist the Director of the Campus Center in the overall functioning and up-keep of the Campus Center through bi-weekly walk through's of the building and maintaining records of daily maintenance
  • Promote student leadership by participating on the Leadership Development Committee and organizing programs/events for all student leaders on campus
  • Coordinate training programs for the Campus Center Building Managers and other student supervisor employees on campus in customer service, leadership, team-building, etc.
Dec 2009 - Feb 2010

Seasonal Academic Advisor/Counselor

Manchester Community College

  • Updated the First Year Student presentation and registration instructions manual
  • Supported the first-year students in the advising process during New Student Seminars
  • Assisted in the advising of continuing students, transfer students, and student veterans
  • Assisted in supporting staff and students during New Student Orientation

This position is seasonal so, if available, it will resume in July of 2010 for the Fall 2010 semester.

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Present

Masters in Counselor Education

Central Connecticut State University