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Dedicated student services professional with 4+ years in higher education and a M.S. in College Student Personnel. Passionate about building relationships, helping others feel heard and supported, encouraging students toward achieving their academic, career, and personal goals, and creating a lasting, positive experience for students and international visitors alike.

Also passionate about serving in my community and presently volunteer as a mentor with Read & Feed and a champion with Jobs for Life. In addition, I support La Finca De Los Ninos home for homeless children in Valle de Angeles, Honduras. 

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Work experience

Feb 2012Present

International Employment Coordinator

Department of Forest Biomaterials
  •  Serve as primary liaison for faculty, international visiting scholars and research associates with Human Resources and the Office of International Service
  • Guide faculty through the complex process of hiring international research associates and scholars
  • Develop and provide resources for international employees to support a smooth transition to the U.S. and the NC State campus Assist faculty with drafting and posting job descriptions
  • Communicate visa application and candidate application instructions to candidates
  • Correspond with candidates to ensure proper submission of all required documentation
  • Prepare and present J-1, F-1, and H1-B visa requests to the Office of International Services
  • Interface with International Employment to ensure compliance with federal regulations
Jun 2011Jan 2012

Recruitment Assistant

Executive Search Services, NC State University
  • Provided logistical support to nominating committees for executive search efforts
  • Developed effective relationships with campus administrators
  • Cultivated relationships with executive-level candidates
  • Arranged travel for out-of-state candidates Reviewed and assessed candidate resumes
  • Conducted phone interviews
  • Completed thorough reference verifications
Oct 2008Sep 2010

Project Assistant

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS, INC. ASI
  • Organized ASI activities in effort to promote morale and foster involvement
  • Encouraged student engagement by representing ASI in Cal Poly activities
  • Provided administrative support to the Executive Director
  • Gathered and compiled Strategic Plan documents for submission to the University
  • Provided customer service for Cal Poly students, faculty and staff
  • Coordinated meetings, prepared agenda materials and transcribed minutes
Oct 2004Nov 2007

Human Resources Coordinator

GE Security
  • Developed and maintained HR intranet support site
  • Created efficient online process forms for hiring and terminating employees
  • Compiled detailed and accurate HR “dashboard” reports
  • Reviewed and assessed candidate resumes for placement
  • Conducted phone interviews
  • Processed new hire documentation

References

Dr. Dimitris Argyropolous

I have been working with Tricia for over a year now and I find her exemplary in the way she accommodates her duties. She is remarkable as a provider of information and her response to requests is always timely and professional. The work load and responsibilities do not show as a strain in the way she handles herself and the way she responds to a multitude of requests from faculty. She is composed, responsible and accurate. She is an asset to our department and to the faculty as a whole. Her developing expertise and duties are numerous and she shows great potential for diversification.

Dr. Lucian Lucia, Professor, Forest Biomaterials, NC State University

Ms. Davis is an exceptionally dedicated and detail-oriented person whose efficiency allows our Department to continue to work with international students without interruption. I highly recommend her!

Dr. Orlando Rojas, Professor, Forest Biomaterials, NC State University

Mr. Don Patty, Associate Dean, College of Natural Resources (Retired)

Dr. Stephen S. Kelley, Department Head - Forest Biomaterials, NC State University

Education

May 2010Jul 2012

M.Sc

Arkansas Tech University
Aug 2003Dec 2005

B.A

Concordia University

Applied Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Business

Certifications

Global Career Development Facilitator

National Career Development Association
In progress

Honors

Community Service

Ally, Faith & Finance - Dorcas Ministries (http://dorcas-cary.org/services/)

- Work as part of a team to provide context for low- to moderate-income individuals to learn best practices of financial literacy
- Help participants learn basic financial management skills and build awareness of financial practices
- Assist participants in developing a system to overcome real world pitfalls on the path to financial health

Champion, Jobs for Life Ministries (www.jobsforlife.org)

-Equip students with core work readiness skills such as developing a vocational plan, building a resume, and learning effective interviewing skills
-Work one-on-one with students to assist with class and homework assignments
-Submit weekly student updates to track student progress
-Provide support, guidance, and a sense of community to help students overcome barriers

Mentor, Read & Feed (http://www.readandfeed.org/)

-Foster the personal and academic development of underrepresented and low-income youth by helping to develop reading, comprehension, and writing skills
-Increase students’ awareness of cultural literacy by using books prominently and positively featuring characters of diverse backgrounds, and facilitating discussions based on these readings

Talent Profile

  • Passionate about providing quality career advising to nontraditional and adult college students
  • Energized by helping others grow into higher levels of personal effectiveness
  • Skilled at building rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong communication skills leading to meaningful relationships
  • Develop trust through exceptional service and follow up
  • Talent Themes: Empathy, Winning Over Others, Communication, Individualization and Developer

Skills

Career development assessments
Understanding of career development theories
Understanding of J-1 & F-1 visa processes
Helping skills
Recruiting/HR
Student Affairs
Working with diverse populations