Community Relations Representative
Western Culinary Institute
As the Community Relations Coordinator, my primary responsibilities were to recruit students for WCI programs and build relationships within Oregon and Washington to provide more avenues to promote WCI programs. While working remotely, I delivered hundreds of lifeskills workshops to high school students throughout Oregon and Washington. To be successful in this position, I developed and managed relationships with school teachers, administrators, community group leaders and industry professionals. Moreover, I repaired previously strained relations with two schools but reaching out, acknowledging past troubles and following through on WCI's promise to deliver effective educational workshops for their high school students.
Additionally, I redesigned workshop content to better reflect the needs of high school students and incorporate my own knowledge on the subject matter. I added real life stories, interactive questions and exercises to better engage my audiences.
I consistently met my recruiting goals and gained rave reviews from high school teachers after my workshops.
Though I enjoyed this position because it gave me the ability to use my public speaking skills and network within the community, I left it to pursue graduate school abroad and improve my future career prospects.