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Aug 2010Present

Residential Learning Communities and Residence Life Intern

Appalachian State University- University Housing

General Residence Life Assignments

  • Serving as a member of the Residence Life team by attending staff meetings, working at admission and recruitment receptions, assisting with the Resident Advisor interview process, answering parent residential learning communities questions, and serving on departmental committees
  • Gaining conduct experience by reviewing housing policies and hearing housing contract violations
  • Producing the weekly housing newsletter for all on-campus students with the Director of University Housing
  • Co-teaching the RA development course during the spring of 2011
  • Developing a residence hall program with a current Resident Director
  • Serving as a member on the Sisterhood Experience RLC Leadership team
  • Reviewing the RLC website and Leadership Team Manual for edits, improvements, and updates

Student- Initiated Residential Learning Communities Assignments

  • Researched existing national student-initiated living-learning community programs and created a database with differences and similarities
  • Created an application packet, program guidelines, leadership manual, program timeline, and marketing materials for the new Student-Initiated Residential Learning Communities Program to be launched in Fall 2011
  • Interviewed and selected 12 Student Coordinators for the six new Fall 2011 communities
  • Advised Student Coordinators how to develop their communities and create a plan to assess the accountability of coordinators and participants
  • Planning and organizing four leadership workshops for Student Coordinators. Topics will include marketing, collaboration on campus, leadership skills, and community development
  • Working with central housing staff to assign halls and rooms for the Student Coordinators and members of the Fall 2011 communities
May 2010Aug 2010

ACUHO-I Summer Intern- Conference/ Pre-College Resident Director

The Pratt Insitute- Office of Residential Life
  • Gained supervision skills by training, scheduling, and supervising an RA staff of 12. This included meeting bi-weekly with RA's and scheduling staff meetings
  • Built a welcoming and successful community among students and staff while mediating roommate conflicts and enforcing existing residential life policies
  • Coordinated the administration of conference programs. This included, but was not limited to contacting conference leaders about parking needs, roommate pairings, check in and checkout procedures, and attendee needs
  • Created a mission, goals, and a 5 year plan of action for the new Pratt Institute living-learning community focused on community service

Marketing Designs

Application Design

Assessment Paper & Presentation

Strategic and Assessment Plans

Program Design


Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Publisher


Resource Materials for Faculty

Other Relavent Experiences

Award Recipient, The Gregory S. Blimling Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in Student Development

    Appalachian State University, Boone, NC                                                                   April 2011

  • Was nominated and selected for award due to prior work with the Appalachian & the Community Together Office, Student Programs Office, and other numerous volunteer commitments throughout the past two years.

Planning Committee Member, P.E.A.K.S. Program

    Appalachian State University, Student Programs Office, Boone, NC             Nov 2010 to April 2011 

  • Coordinated and implemented a student leadership program (P.E.A.K.S.) for freshman, sophomore, and transfer students associated with ASU's Student Programs Office.  This included students from the APPS Council, the ACT Office, the Plemmons Student Union Staff, and the Legends Staff
  • Created student application for program and interviewed candidates
  • Planned activities for student retreat and 9 workshops for students in P.E.A.K.S. program

Student, "College Student Development in the United Kingdom" Course

    Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, United States                                                Oct 2010 

  • Participated in semester-long elective course comparing the college and university system in the United Kingdom with a two week follow-up trip to England and Scotland
  • Spoke with administrative representatives at the University of Cambridge, Kingston University, York University, the University of Sheffield, and the University of Glasgow
  • Observed the effect of the Brown Report on students and staff at the previously named universities

Presenter, ACUHO-I Living Learning Programs Conference

    Charlotte, NC, United States                                                                                         Oct 2010 

  • Presented thesis project regarding the ease of student transition to the larger campus community after participating in a 2 year living-learning community program
  • Led participants of program in a discussion about the implications of our findings on a wider living-learning communities audience

Child Care Worker, Youth Focus Inc.

      Greensboro, NC, United States                                                                                              Feb 2003 to May 2004

  • Supervised youth at three Youth Focus facilities; a group home for girls, a transitional group home for young mothers, and a co-ed psychiatric facility
  • Floated between locations as a live-in weekly/nightly supervisor of facility
  • Maintained daily shift notes for each child pertaining to their individual therapy goals
  • Supervised educational and personal development field trips
  • Lead personal development activities using equine and art therapy methods
  • Dealt with disciplinary issues with youth


To begin a career in residence life, with a focus on learning communities, residential colleges, and/or residential education and initiatives.

About Me

Hello, my name is Erin Noel and I am currently a graduate student at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.  This spring I will be graduating with a M.A. in College Student Development with a focus in Student Affairs.

In this increasingly competitive field it is imperative that student affairs personnel bring a broad range of skills to the table.  That is why I have created this VisualCV, to allow colleges and universities the opportunity to view the different marketing, design, and research skills I have in a way that a basic resume doesn't allow. 

Feel free to click on links, open documents, and view the marketing materials I have produced over the last two years.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]