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Kari Wetzel

Kari Wetzel

Director of Admission

Grand River Academy

Cleveland, OH

Positive. Education minded. Community Development.





Grand River Academy

Assistant Director of Admissions

I assist with all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process for GRA. Meet enrollment goals, travel recruitment and other related events, speak publicly to individuals, groups on and off campus, and assist in the development, maintenance and execution of the department’s communication plan to prospective students and parents.

the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -eleanor roosevelt

Grand River Academy

Director of Admission

Connect 534

Event Coordinator

As a part of the 2012, 534 Corridor Study, Connect 534 was designed around creating and marketing new events along the State Route 534. Through Ashtabula County; The City of Geneva, Geneva Township, Geneva-on-the-Lake, and Harpersfield Township, Connect 534 is working hard to promote local businesses and involve the community in new and revitalized events and programs.


Ohio Wine Producers Association

Special Projects Assistant and Advertising Specialist

At the Ohio Wine Producers Association I was the weekend events coordinator, I producded various one day wine events, I coordinated trail booklet partners, and assist with various types of funding.


Eating in Ashtabula


I created Eating in Ashtabula one night having just visited a local restaurant and thinking about the many choices we have here in my hometown and our county. I decided to create a blog to showcase these places, give reviews and suggestions, and to also include an interactive map and information for viewers to browse.


US Bank


As a teller at U.S. Bank I accepted loan payments, kept a balanced drawer, I disbursed money to customers, examined deposited items to determine any fraud and determined proper funds availability based on regulation requirements, and I was in charge of branch marketing and keeping current with offers for customers.


Ultimate Appearance Hair Salon

Marketing Coordinator

As the Marketing Coordinator for Ultimate Appearance I implemented an effective marketing plan for promotions at the salon, I developed a new online marketing strategy, I lead social media strategy for salon, created a new and more user friendly website, I created publications for mailings (physical and emails). I worked on a 30th anniversary party with an open house and specials, bringing income in to the salon.


Ashtabula Downtown Development Association

Marketing Coordinator

As the marketing coordinator, I planned events hosted by the association. I supervised social media outreach and created new strategies to increase the fan base on various social media sites while actively engaging followers in a dialogue in an effort to transform visitors into advocates, and I coordinated and delivered email campaigns and any mass-mail materials.


Columbia University in the City of New York

Intern for Student and Guests Accommodation

As the Intern for Student and Guests Accommodation I assisted with in person and online Room Selection for 5,600+ undergraduate students, I updated the first-year living guide to a mobile app, I represented the Housing office at Columbia 101 events, I provide administrative and communication support services for various campus events, I served as a positive first-line departmental contact for internal and external inquires, and I perform appropriate follow-up and evaluation related to Housing events and processes.


Baldwin Wallace University

Student Success Initiatives Graduate Intern

As the Student Success Intern I created and presented developmental training for 20 course assistants and supervised these Course Assistants throughout the academic year. I produced informative monthly newsletters to over 900 first-years students as well as producing weekly newsletters for Course Assistants. I coordinated assessment and prepared a summary of the College 101 Fall 2012 program. I executed a new recruitment of Course Assistants through informational meetings and campus publications, initiated and lead Course Assistant Interview Committee. I redesigned the College 101 website to be more informative, inclusive, and easier to comprehend. I implemented new spring training for Course Assistants that involved peer counseling and academic plans.


Baldwin Wallace University Dance Team Advisor

Advised 10 person team with yearly performances, setting schedules, and serving as a liaison of the University for team. I oversaw a 3 person executive board, signed all financial transactions and University approval forms for events, organized tryouts and served as voice for the Dance Team with outside organizations.


Alternative Press Magazine

Street Team Leader

As the Street Team Leader I lead a group of young adults throughout Ohio as representatives for Alternative Press magazine. I coordinated representatives for each local event, professionally represented Alternative Press in all events attended, handled press at local events, sold subscriptions and assisted with band signings, ran social media sites for the street team by providing daily, weekly, monthly, and scheduled postings dealing with Twitter and Facebook.


Case Western Reserve University

Emerging Leaders Program Graduate Assistant

A CWRU I aided with promotional materials, registration, and applications for the Emerging Leaders Program, paired 47 mentors with mentees and oversaw that they were meeting and keeping contact with each other, independently organized the Opening Ceremonies event for 47 mentees that included an introduction to the Emerging Leaders Program, I organized a speed dating initiative for 47 mentees and 47 mentors to create pairings for mentor program , I created mentor/mentee learning outcomes for the Emerging Leaders Program , and I researched and prepared an Organizational Leaders Certification document to apply to new office program.


Baldwin Wallace University

Distance Learning/Information Services Intern

With the Education Technology department I coordinated the first Online Student Success program for the University; providing campus resource, time management tips, and eLearning/Tutoring sources. I assisted in the integration of library and information services into online, hybrid and on-site courses. I created and distributed a student technology survey University-wide to over 4,000 students. I assisted in 2 library consultant visits to improve library functions; produced agenda for 2 day campus visits, coordinated faculty/staff panel and student panel to discuss individual needs of both for consultant.


BCBG Max Azria

Sales Associate

As a sales associate at BCBG I maintained outstanding customer service generating sales and ensured that each customer received outstanding service by providing a friendly environment. I assisted in floor moves, merchandising, and display maintenance. I assisted in processing and replenishing merchandise and monitoring floor stock. I was able to assist in the opening of a new location.


Baldwin Wallace University

Admission Office- Student Assistant

I was able to work in the Evening/Weekend/Graduate Admissions throughout my collegiate career. Here I answered and directed incoming calls to appropriate University personnel, I logged incoming information for prospective students into the schools database system, I created and distributed information to prospective students and high school counselors, I attended information nights to provide a student perspective to prospective students as well as gave tours to students.

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Baldwin Wallace University

Master's of Art in Education, Leadership in Higher Education

The Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) program is a distinctive master's degree program integrating Student Affairs and Academic Affairs preparing transformative leaders who are ready to tackle the current and future challenges in higher education.

Baldwin Wallace University

Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science

BW's history major builds skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical writing, and provides practical, professional, career-oriented experiences. BW's political science program prepares students for a career, as well as developing professional, civic and personal attributes.

Event Planning Leadership

I enjoying spending time with my friends and family, trying new restaurants, learning new things, and finding new projects to try on Pinterest. I also enjoy wine and coffee.

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University of Alabama

First Year Experience NODA Intern

In the FYE office I assisted in the retreat and May training for Parent Ambassadors by organizing developmental activities, I presented to Avanti Orientation Team members during 2012 May Training, I presented FYE programs and resources to more than 5,000 first-year students, as well as parents. I coordinated a Week Of Welcome event for 150 participants. I created a blueprint for Camp 1831 (Summer 2013) that consisted of 3 days/2 nights for two session each made up of 150 students, I developed recruitment plan of orientation team for Camp 1831; created application and interview process. I organized and published a Social Media Plan for the FYE office that included goals and outcomes.