• Houston TX
Michelle Almaguer

Michelle Almaguer


Customer Service, time management, data analytics, team environment dynamics, process improvement, public speaking, strategic thinking and ethical sensitivity

Work History

Work History

University Relations Recruiter

May 2014 - Present
Air Liquide USA 
  • Responsible for the execution of full life-cycle campus recruiting; entry level and intern positions
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with students, academic faculty, career service centers, campus recruiting teams, and other internal stakeholders
  • Work with business groups to identify recruiting needs and internship candidate placement
  • Responsible for coordinating campus recruiting teams to represent Air Liquide on campus; provide guidance to execute recruiting strategies
  • Execute and participate in campus recruiting activities such as career fairs, campus presentations and on-campus interviews
  • Manage the campus interview process; screening resumes, selecting candidates for interview, conducting interviews, debrief sessions, offer extension process and candidate disposition
  • Develop and implement internship program structure and coordinate summer events
  • Organize and lead new-hire orientation, training events for ALLEX Rotational Program Participants
  • Utilize applicant-tracking system to capture recruiting and hiring activity
  • Reviewed past and current processes to identify areas for growth and change in sourcing strategy
  • Monitor and maintain annual university recruiting metrics and analysis 
  • Worked on a cross-functional team reporting directly to the VP of HR to develop, market and launch company-wide intranet page; estimated savings of $40k 

University Relations Recruiting Coordinator

Mar 2014 - May 2014
CORESTAFF at Air Liquide USA - Houston, TX
  • Performed all data-entry responsibilities related to candidate management and recruiting metrics
  • Supported candidate management throughout the recruitment process from career fairs, resume submission, campus interviews, to offer extension and acceptance
  • Provided customer service by answering questions and sharing internship program details internally and externally
  • Assisted in the business placement of university hires by analyzing business needs and candidate background qualifications
  • Responsible for onboarding hires by conducting background checks, drug screens and tracking new hire paperwork  
  • Participated in on-campus activities as required including career fairs, information sessions, on-campus interviews
  • Coordinated rejection correspondence and perform candidate dispositions as necessary

Expenditure Accountant

May 2013 - Feb 2014
Apache Corporation - Houston, TX
  • Processed ad valorem taxes in a timely manner, earning discounts and avoiding potential penalties or liens on assets
  • Recorded and applied tax payments to the correct accounts and properties
  • Analyzed expenses booked to the ad valorem tax accounts and provided metrics reports
  • Booked, reviewed and reconciled financial entries resulting from the purchase, enhancement and sale of inventory
  • Processed journal entries relating to cash sales of material at both property and inventory level
  • Performed physical inventory counts to ensure the accuracy of yard inventory financial records
  • Provided monthly inventory and variance analysis reports for management

Payroll Assistant

Sep 2012 - May 2013
Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Calculated payroll adjustments such as retro pay, terminations, new hires, transfer allowances, leave of absence, and exceptions in accordance with company policy
  • Worked with the HR department for problem resolution and error corrections regarding deductions, changes in pay, withholdings, transfers and miscellaneous employment changes
  • Updated and reviewed changes made to employee records due to employee accounts receivable, changes to direct deposit information, and form W4 and related state tax withholding changes

Human Resources Assistant

Jun 2008 - May 2012
Marathon Oil Corporation - Houston, TX
  • Provided data for strategic decision making in the areas of reduction in force, work share, process redesign, head count, talent mapping and reorganization planning
  • Maintained physical records of hires, transfers, promotions and terminations
  • Prepared and processed employment record changes in SAP
  • Responsible for understanding the recruiting process and current candidate requirements Assisted recruiters by posting positions on the external website, screening resumes and creating interview guides
  • Facilitated college recruiting with candidate selection, first round interviews, campus presentations, logistics, branding, and second round interview process with management



Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting              

University of St. Thomas

Cumulative GPA 3.18


St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Catechist                                                                 Sep 2008 – Present         

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Translator                                            Aug 2010 – May 2014                                                                                           

Additional Information

Computer Skills: ADP Virtual Edge Applicant Tracking System, Google for Business, SAP R/3, Bwise, Endur, Sharepoint, Visio, Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Tobin Land Suite

Fluent in Spanish, Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified