Summary

Higher education administrator with over 10 years of student affairs experience in the areas of career services, student development and academic affairs. Specialties include strategic planning, career advisement, student programming, employer relations and marketing.

Honors

Professional Leadership

  • Secretary, FCPA Board, 2012-present
  • Co-Chair, FCCSC, 2011-present
  • State/Community College Representative, FCPA Board, 2010-2012                            
  • Member, Awards Committee, FCPA Annual Conference, 2011
  • Conference Evaluation Committee, FCPA, Chair, 2010-2012 and Member, 2008 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Florida Colleges Career Services Consortium (FCCSC), 2010-present
  • Member, Florida Career Professionals Association (FCPA), 2008-present
  • Member, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 2007-present

Presentations

  • “Career Services Trends”,Association of Florida Colleges Student Development Conference, Orlando, FL, 2012
  • “Resume and CV-Writing”, The Florida Office of Women in Higher Education (FLOWHE) Annual Conference, Daytona Beach, FL, 2009 

Skills

  • Word/Web Publishing Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, FrontPage, SharePoint
  • Career Services Software: Experience, College Central Network, MyPlan
  • Languages: Fluent in Spanish 

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

Assistant Director, Career Development Services

Lake-Sumter State College
  • Manage  the day-to-day operations of the Career Development Services office and its professional, administrative and student staff
  • Provide strategic planning, establish departmental goals and objectives, conduct assessment initiatives and oversee departmental budget
  • Develop and deliver comprehensive career services and programming for students and alumni on three campus locations
  • Build and expand relationships with local employers to generate experiential and post-graduate employment opportunities and on-campus recruitment efforts such as participation in Hiring Events, Virtual Job Fairs, recruitment tables and on-campus interviews
  • Establish and maintain relationships with faculty and staff and industry partners to support career development initiatives
  • Serve on college committees: §Communication and Awareness Chair for Service Excellence Initiative, Member of Web Committee, Member of Enrichment Series Ad-Hoc Committee, and various employee search committees Key Achievements: 
  • Successfully re-launched the Career Development Services office to include staffing re-structure and creation of policies and procedures, career-related educational materials and presentations,   employer database, marketing campaign and data collection systems
  • Increased constituents’ access to services by creating a virtual career services office to include a redesigned website and implementation of a career services management system, online career guidance system (with career assessments) and online forms (for student appointment requests, on-campus recruitment visit requests, faculty presentation requests and event management)
  • Led outreach efforts that led to an increase of 47% in student/alumni advising interactions, 47% in job postings, 4% in class presentations from academic year 2010-11 to 2011-12
Sep 2007 - Sep 2010

Program Manager & Marketing Coordinator, Career Services

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Advised students regarding all areas of their job and/or internship search including job search strategies, résumé and cover letter preparation, mock interviews, and more
  • Expanded the identification of potential employers for on-campus recruitment activities and employment/ internship opportunities
  • Coordinated marketing efforts for career events, career expo, student and employer services
  • Executed on-campus programming to include workshops, Career Outposts and Annual Career Expo
  • Worked cooperatively with other campus departments and academic colleges to develop and implement career development and employment opportunities for students
  • Assessed effectiveness of all activities including evaluating recruiting needs of employers and student programming needs Key Achievements: 
  • Centralized marketing efforts and created marketing campaign that led to presentation attendance increases of 29% in Fall 2010
  • Increased student advising appointments by 22% from academic years 2008 to 2009 by implementing group advising methods
  • Created customized career-related programming targeting students in assigned academic programs
  • Served as a member of the Compliance Readiness Audit Team during ERAU’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Accreditation Reaffirmation (Dec. 2009-April 2010)
Aug 2002 - Sep 2007

Student Affairs Coordinator, Orlando Campus

University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
  • As sole Student Affairs professional, counseled students on personal, academic, and career issues
  • Obtained sponsorship, monitored budget, organized, and executed major events including annual career fairs, open houses and new student orientations
  • Managed employer relations; coordinated employer on-campus interviews and recruitment visits
  • Advertised available internship and employment opportunities
  • Communicated with prospective students and parents regarding the college’s admissions process and potential careers options via recruitment visits and presentations
  • Oversaw student programming; advised student organizations
  • Produced marketing pieces for student programming, special events and recruiting
  • Assisted in developing and monitoring the annual operating departmental and sponsorship budgets
  • Devised surveys, ran statistical data, and reported results
  • Supervised Senior Secretary Key Achievements:  
  • Part of two-member start-up team charged with establishing new distance education campus; began academic program with a class of 64 students and grew program to four classes totaling 260 students
  • Developed policies and procedures required for effective management of student services
Mar 2001 - Jul 2002

Program Assistant

University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
  • Provided academic advisement to prospective students
  • Processed admissions applications and communicated with applicants
  • Coordinated college-level student financial aid determination and distribution
  • Responsible for accounts payable; travel reimbursements and maintained office budget
  • Supervised and scheduled work-study students

Education

Education