Personal Summary

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. 

Portfolio

Work History

Work History
Feb 2012 - Present

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 2011 - Jan 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 2008 - Sep 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 2004 - Nov 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

Education

Education
May 2010 - Jul 2012

M.Sc

Arkansas Tech University
Aug 2003 - Dec 2005

B.A

Concordia University

Applied Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Business

Certifications

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

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