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Tina S. Gaddy

Professional Development and Programming Expert

Professional Highlights


Assistant Director for Undergraduate Professional Development

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service

Providing strategic leadership and oversight in creating and delivering career development programming to over 1500 undergraduate students in the School of Foreign Service. This role includes

  • Developing programs that support the mission of empowering students to make career decisions associated with their interests, goals and objectives through career education, mentorship, and self-reflection
  • Providing effective career coaching, recruitment preparation, and career exploration workshops including resume writing, networking, interviewing techniques, and salary negotiation. 
  • Liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders to bridge the services offered to SFS students
  • Managing employer programming including information sessions, site visits, and alumni panels

Member, Board of Directors

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Active member of the Board of Directors for a global professional association serving interests of over 20,000 members in 80 different countries. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing insight into the correlation of higher education and the professional association
  • Drafting and editing proposals and contracts for university partnerships
  • Participating in the annual budget process and approval providing fiscal oversight
  • Serving on and leading  committees to enhance programming and operations of the organization
  • Participating in development and fundraising activities and special events
  • Increasing membership through programming and outreach

Senior Manager, Employer Relations and Programming

The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

Successfully manages the Employer Partner program for the School of International Affairs Graduate Student Services department through strategic outreach, effective program management, and innovative communication plans. These  strategies have directly led to a 675% increase in student engagement, and subsequently a 6% increase in graduate employment outcomes. Additional highlights include:

  • Developing employer-facilitated professional development seminars and workshops
  • Managing external communications including newsletters, print materials, targeted emails, text messaging campaigns, and social media strategies
  • Conducting employer outreach to expand career opportunities and alumni engagement
  • Serving on the university's Assessment Working Group managing outcomes for Elliott School students
  • Developing new international internships and employment opportunities for students
  • Serving as the office appointed System Administrator for the Career Development student and employer database, managing system updates, improvements, and any related issues as well as serving on the university's Career Services Technology Team
  • Program Manager for several large scale programs and events including a 250 participant region-wide Site Visit Day, Regional Career Treks across the country, large scale Networking Receptions, and multiple Alumni Dinner events
  • Overseeing data collection and service outcomes to track employment numbers and ensure an increase in the schools employment rate which is currently at 91%
  • Serving as a member of and team lead on the college's Diversity and Inclusion committee

Adjunct Professor

The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs

Partnering with Academic Programs to facilitate the IAFF 1001 - First Year Experience course for undergraduate students in the International Affairs program at the Elliott School. Duties include:

  • Implementing targeted Learning Outcomes
  • Creating and implementing assignments and in class exercises in relation to course materials
  • Providing student consultation and advising
  • Managing the in-class Teaching Assistant/Peer Mentor

National Director of Career Services

TSG Consulting

Director -level consultant responsible for the strategic and tactical management of Career Services  Offices nationally.  100% travel to campuses in need to revamp, restructure and/or re-staff the Career Services Departments. Successfully achieving an 80-96% job placement rate and further responsibilities include:

  • Managing highly crucial areas of operations specifically related to graduate employment, strategic partnerships, budgeting and career services marketing
  • Direct and indirect supervision of Career Services Directors, Advisors, and Student Staff at campuses in a myriad of industries
  • Hiring, training, and disciplining staff. Conducting performance reviews and creating annual staff development goals
  • Student Training and Development including transformational and informational workshops to improve retention, academic success, and job readiness
  • Creating, formulating, and maintaining databases, spreadsheets, and reports to track placement, run rates, and employee goal progression
  • Employer Relations, developing new business partnerships, managing field-related experiential learning opportunities for students, and directly placing graduates and alumni in entry-mid level positions

Director of Career Development

Roosevelt University

Managing a thriving Career Development office while overseeing the day to day operations of direct Career Counseling, Employer Relations and on-campus Student Employment for an 8,000+ student base at a major metropolitan university with a multi-million dollar budget. Duties include:

  •  Creating and managing strategic processes for all on campus student based employment
  •  Managing teams, staff and task forces
  • Restructuring budgets to successfully serve 40% more students on 20% less funding than previous years
  •  Managing Corporate/University Relationships with the country’s most desirable employers
  •  Identifying and expanding the organizational base for student internships and full-time positions
  •  Creating and implementing new programming and corporate partnership opportunities



Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League

Served as the Leader of one of the nation's oldest Young Professional Associations serving the best interests of citizens in the Greater Chicagoland area. In one year under my leadership, the organization served over 3800 volunteer hours in the community. Previous organization appointments include Development Chair (2011-2012), and Membership Committee (2010-2011). Accomplishments included:

  • Awarded Central region Chapter of the Year by the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) for 2012-2013
  • Increased membership by 35% in one fiscal year
  • Improved the organization's net worth by 175% through strategic corporate partnerships and development opportunities
  • Presiding over the monthly Executive Committee and General Body meetings
  • Guiding the strategic direction and brand strategy of the 18 member Executive Committee and the 200+ member volunteer corps
  • Identifying and managing financial development opportunities and partnership opportunities
  • Developing strategies for membership engagement and professional development
  • Lead Project Manager over the nationally recognized 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • Representing the organization at local and national events and meetings

Assistant Director, Employer Relations, Business Career Center

University of Illinois at Chicago

Keeping on trend with employment demands, responsible for developing and fostering a thriving Corporate Relations strategy and successfully implementing a strategic campaign for marketing College of Business students to the country's most desirable employers. Duties include:

  • Providing consultations to employers regarding university hiring policies and job and compensation analysis
  • Overseeing the Student Organizations Corporate Relations Team and hosting and participating in employer visits and phone calls
  • Identifying and expanding the organizational base for student internships and full-time positions
  • Assisting with growing the quantity and quality of employers participating in on-campus recruiting, job postings career fairs and resume referral process
  • Maintaining and updating weekly employment reports and presenting results
  • Identifying and recommending solutions to improve organizational effectiveness and developing internal office policies and procedures

Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations

DeVry University

Dual responsibilities overseeing the Career Services and Alumni Relations departments for 5 campuses in the Pennsylvania Metro, fostering an unprecedented and staggering growth of alumni participation at the campus and maintaining a graduate employment rate of 92% with an average salary of over $52,000. Further responsibilities include:

  • Preparing, proposing and managing three department budgets as well as designing, developing and implementing an annual strategic career services and alumni plan for the state
  • Hiring, training, and disciplining staff. Conducting performance reviews and creating annual staff goals
  • Developing, maintaining and cultivating relationships with employers, chambers of commerce and professional organizations across the state
  • Planning, coordinating, facilitating and creating marketing materials to promote career and alumni events including career fairs, workshops, employer visits, networking events and homecoming celebrations
  • Overseeing the Cooperative Education program, and serving on all advisory boards and the Executive Management Team
  • Providing 1:1 executive career coaching and resume assistance to local and distance alumni and graduate students, both face to face at one of 5 campuses as well as virtually
  • Project Manager for several highly unique, creative and successful events

Educational Highlights

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Urban League Young Professionals
  • Young Professionals in Foreign Policy