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Jun 2008Present

Assistant Director of Career Services, School of Communications

Elon University
  • Counsel students one-on-one on career and major exploration, resume and cover letter preparation, interview techniques, networking strategies and job/graduate school search strategies
  • Conceptualize, plan and execute innovative career development and networking events such as Professional Discovery Week panels and the annual “Eye on Interactive Media Showcase” (a two-day event bringing in over 20 interactive media employers and professionals to interact with students)
  • "Does your Resume Pass the Wordle Test?" exercise featured on Psychology Today's "Career Transitions" blog and NACE's Spotlight Online (Spring 2009)
  • Establish and foster relationships with key alumni and employers via one-on-one visits, networking events and professional association conferences
  • Produce multimedia content for Career Services website such as videos and interactive career tools
  • Create and maintain all content for “Careers” section of School of Communications website
  • Manage and create content for Career Center and School of Communications social media outlets (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, WordPress)
  • Teach professional development class to Master’s in Interactive Media cohort and Elon “Transition Course” students
  • Facilitate presentations on topics such as professional self-marketing strategies, job search skills and interviewing
  • Serve as Career Services PR/Marketing ACTION Team leader creating innovative and creative strategies to increase student participation in career programs and events
  • Supervise and advise MA, Interactive Media student on independent study project “Career iMedia Grid”
Aug 2007May 2008

Career Counseling Intern & Graduate Assistant

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Career Services Center
  • Counseled students on career and major exploration, resume and cover letter preparation, interview techniques, and job/internship/graduate school search strategies
  • Utilized career assessment tools Discover, Career Decision-Making System, and Campbell Interest and Skill Inventory
  • Awarded Graduate Student Employee of the Year for 2007-2008 school year
  • Assisted with execution of various career-related events including Employer Panel and Fall Career Fair
  • Presented “Discover Your Major” and “What is the Career Services Center?” workshops to multiple classes and university clubs and organizations
  • Co-created and co-facilitated innovative training program for Career Service Center’s four student employees
Aug 2006Aug 2007

Graduate Assistant

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Student Employment Office
  • Created, developed, and facilitated UNCG Student Employment Office workshop, “Creating Healthy Relationships Between Student Employees and Supervisors” for over 30 student employees and student employee supervisors
  • Facilitated Career Services orientation for University Services 101 classes
  • Managed over 30 Community Service Federal Work Study students’ time sheets
  • Assisted in the processing and management of student employee I-9 forms
  • Aided with SEO events Halloween Hoopla, Part-Time Job Fair, and Student Employee of the Year
Oct 2004Aug 2006

Account Executive, Classifieds

Independent Weekly
  • Created, pitched, and implemented successful print advertising campaign/initiative that allowed local non-profits to advertise their services at greatly discounted weekly rates
  • Procured and managed advertisers/clients in order to generate revenue for weekly newspaper
  • Assisted in the planning and facilitation of newspaper and community advocacy special events
Jul 2002Oct 2004

Project Manager/Producer

Centerline Productions
  • Produced film/video, print, live event/road show, and multimedia projects for large corporate clients (IBM, AT&T, Cingular, Sony Ericsson, and John Deere)
  • Developed projects for educational/non-profit clients (UNC & NC Museum of Life and Science)
  • Awarded “Employee of the Quarter” for Q4 2003 and Q1 2004


Aug 2006May 2008

MS, Counseling and Educational Development

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Chi Sigma Iota (Student Development Higher Education Track Representative/Mentor)
  • Chi Sigma Iota Entry-Level Cohort Excellence Award - 2007
  • UNCG Department of Counseling Outstanding Entry-Level Student Award - 2007
Aug 1994Dec 1998



Values Clarification Assessments
Career Decision-Making System
Campbell Interest and Skill Inventory
Strong Interest Inventory


Strong passion for helping undergraduate and graduate students discover who they are as professionals and create strategic job search plans to begin meaningful careers. Specific experience in working with students find professional opportunities in strategic communications, media arts and entertainment, journalism, communication science, and interactive media.  Eight years of experience in various media outlets and roles including documentary film, multimedia, and marketing & promotions combined with career counseling experience.

National Certified Counselor (NCC).




Interests include multicultural issues and student populations such as GLBTQ (Safe Zone Certified - 2007) and students with disabilities


National Certified Counselor

National Board for Certified Counselors