Mary Grady

Mary Grady

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Present

Camp Couselor

Sprout Creek Farm

Sprout Creek Farm, Society of the Sacred Heart: A 200 acre working farm in Dutchess County, New York that provides an integrated context for educational and spiritual development programs for young people and adults.Camp Counselor Grades: 10, 11, 12, and 13 (Paid position grades 11, 12, and 13)Forty-five hours per week, 4 weeks per yearAs a result of my service as a farm camp counselor, I have grown in my appreciation for nature and animals, as well as my increased sense of personal responsibility for the children in my care. My sense of responsibility has grown as a result of being a counselor. I have combined my camp experience with what I am learning in my Environmental Science class, and this combination has resulted in an even greater awareness of the need to value and protect our ecosystem for future generations.

Aug 2010 - Present

Compton Center for Peace and Justice

DePauw University

I work as an office assistant. I create and distribute flyers for upcoming events sponsored by the Compton Center. The most recent events are the 'Social Justice Film Series' and ‘Killing Us Softly’. Through experience here, I have come in contact and made connects with many minority and cultural groups and clubs at DePauw AAPI's (Asian American Pacific Islanders) and LGBT groups.  I have also networked with other departments and services on campus such as the Women's Center, Career Center, and the Office of Spiritual Life, Campus Life, and Printing Services. I also helped set up a new event venue on campus called the "Mason Jar" located in the basement of Mason Hall. 

Jul 2010 - Present

Teaching Assistant

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

At the School of the Art Institute's Summer Camps, I help guide children through the Art Museum to expose them to new techniques. Because this a summer job, I also act  as a camp counselor. I help tend to every child's individual needs, so that the regular art teacher can focus on the class as a whole. I set up art materials for the individual creative aspect of class such as organizing paints and brushes. I try to keep the studio as organized as possible and cater to each child's needs. For example, during the use of water colors, I make sure that everyone has clean fresh water and clean out the paints if colors get mixed together. During the Art Museum portion of the day, I keep groups together, point out important paintings and explain what may be interesting or significant from a child's point of view. I also organize portfolios for each child so on "exhibition day" for teh parents at eh end of each session, the child's work is organized and complete. This day is important to the School of the Art Institute because if the parents are impressed with the amount of work and variety of crafts competed, the likelihood that the children will be enrolled again.

Education

Education
Jun 2006 - Present

DePauw University

Managment Fellows Program: The Management Fellows Program At DePauw University is a program for students interested in Economics and Business. There is a lectures series that invites businessmen and women to speak about their experiences in the business world. It gives students an opportunity to ask questions and a get a feel for different realms of the business world. Students also go on a semester-long paid internship their junior year. Please visit: http://www.depauw.edu/honors/management/

Pi Beta Phi Fraternity: The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for women is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service

Aug 2006 - May 2010

St. Ignatius College Prep

Activities and Societies: 

National Honor Society, Arnold Damen Chapter, for leadership, service, and character. I was qualified for this society because of my GPA and was further accepted because of my community service and dedication to my extra curricular activities such as figure skating and lacrosse.

Lacrosse: I was a member of SICP’s Wolfpack Club, Junior Varsity Team for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12. As a spring sport this activity was 10 hours per week and 13 weeks per year. Participating in this sport brought me closer with other students of various grades, thought me communication. As a club sport, I also learned promoting and advertising skills in order to gain new interested members each season.

Synchronized Ice Skating: I was a team member of the Robert Crown Jewels of the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, Illinois. I participated during grades 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11. Practices and competitions consisted of 2 hours per week for 37 weeks. This team sport is unlike others because every participant is included during the entire performance so every individual’s abilities must always be on point. This sport consisted of choreographic practices on and off the ice and traveling competitions around the Chicagoland Area, as well as in locations around the Midwest. This was very fun but high-pressured activity that was very unique. Since most figure skating is usually an individualist sport, I enjoyed being on team. I learned communication on the ice, increasingly became a better leader and demonstrated almost year-long dedication.

SICP’S School Newspaper: ‘SPIRIT’ Writer grades 10 and 11; 3 hours per week, 4 weeks per year. Through this activity, I was able to proudly create and edit articles of booth assigned topics and of choice. This small scale, monthly newspaper opened my eyes to journalism and creative advertising.

SICP’s Welcoming Committee Tour Guide: during the annual Open House, I participate din this event during all my 4 years of high school. It is a one day, all day event that choices for prospective students. Participating in this event always gained personal and community school pride. I learned communication and leadership.

Interest

Farming, Agriculture, Botany, Figure Skating, Chicago History