Career Coach at the Career & Practicum Service Center
SIT Graduate Institute, a Program of World Learning
I strive to lead by example, demonstrating genuine care and concern for the students, alumni, and colleagues I work with, defining clear expectations of my actions and services, and positioning myself as a resource that can be trusted and relied on. From first contact to last, I will work to support and encourage those who ne...
"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away." David Viscott
Using my skills and strengths in a way that will leave me feeling the same way I encourage everyone else to feel in their career; fulfilled. I love my job, but I'm exploring what could be the next step for myself - I'd like to work hard and dedicate myself to becoming part of a different kind of team - one driven by a set of ...
Well that is what I'm working on. It's a position that offers me flexibility and an employer that offers me trust. To work with a collaborative team, stimulating great ideas and innovative thinking. It's a fun job, with lots of written and verbal communication. Offers the opportunity to establish rapport with clients and coach them as they ident...
SIT Graduate Institute
September 2012 — Present
Provide one-to-one and group career counseling sessions to students and alumni attaining master degrees in areas of Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, International Education, Sustainable Development, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Service, Leadership, and Management. Assist students in defining and creating action plan to meet goals focused on self-awareness, job exploration, and job attainment. Design and facilitate workshops on resume and cover letter writing, personality assessment, values clarifcation exercises, motivated skills identification, networking skills, and interviewing techniques. Support students in decision making through active listening, ongoing motivation, and a person-centered counseling approach. Assist with the creation and implementation of career focused activities and events, and a marketing plan to engage students in career services being offered.
Clinical & Support Options, Inc.
March 2012 — June 2013
Counseled clients of diverse populations to enhance overall quality of life and sense of wellbeing. Specialized in career counseling, motivational interviewing, and existential therapy techniques to help clients redesign their lives, discover a sense of meaning and purpose, and work on self-improvement. Through empathetic listening and positive affirmation, successfully worked with clients to increase self-esteem and identify discrepancies in how clients were living their lives versus how they wanted to live their lives. Ultimately, assisted clients through paradigm shifts and self growth, supported by positive cognitive and behavioral changes. Client population included youth and adults ranging from eight to fifty-five years old who were struggling with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, paranoid schizophrenia, ADHD, and dyslexia.
Union Institute & University
Enrollment & Outreach Counselor
April 2010 — August 2012
Counseled non-traditional students through academic and career exploration while highlighting benefits of a low-residency, liberal arts program. Motivated students through enrollment process and helped inviduals create action plans to reach goals. Built and maintained mutually beneficial relationships with various organizations and community colleges throughout the New England area. Planned and implemented all event coordination at the Brattleboro Center including open houses, alumni panels, career exploration workshops, visiting days, and community outreach activities. Conducted recruitment activities (phone, email, interviews, teleconference events) in support of University enrollment growth in BA Weekend program and MA psychology and counseling. Utilized excellent communication skills while managing multiple projects and outreach programs.
Keene State College
Career Advisor Graduate Intern
September 2011 — April 2012
Responsibilities included conducting one-on-one career counseling sessions with students and alumni, covering topics of career exploration and development, job search, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking skills, and the use of social media tools. Planned and delivered various workshops and presentation on career-related topics to classrooms, student groups, and resident halls.
Robert Half International
August 2008 — April 2010
Provided employment solutions and managed the temporary and temporary-to-hire staffing needs of 60+ ongoing clients of various industries. Counseled candidates in areas of career exploration, working with a high population of unemployed workers to find and attain jobs with active client base. Demonstrated selling, negotiation, communication and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced business environment.
Client development: Developed and grew client base by selling services for temporary and/or permenant staffing solutions. Made sales calls and conducted in-person meetings with key managers to senior-level executives, for the purpose of selling services to prospective clients and building on existing client relationships. Negotiated bill rates and conversion fees with clients.
Candidate development: Recruited top local administrative professionals; interviewed and identified temporary, project and temporary-to-hire opportunities for candidates. Provided ongoing and consistent contact with candidates while offering professional and value-added career guidance.
Placement activities: Selected well-matched candidates to fulfill client job orders and maintained ongoing contact with clients and candidates currently on assignment to ensure both receive exceptional customer service. Resolved any customer service issues quickly and efficiently to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction. Uncovered additional opportunities through contact with candidates on assignment and clients to grow our business and job opportunities for our candidates.
General: Responsible for solidifying OfficeTeam’s presence in the local marketplace through consistent participation in networking organizations and events. Strategize with teammates and manager to accomplish weekly business growth goals.
District Account Manager
February 2008 — August 2008
Consulted with small to medium sized business owners and manageres while selling ADP payroll and HR solutions within a protected geographic territory. Prospected and developed relationships with area accountants and banks. Proven track-record of opening new accounts and cross-selling to an existing base of clients.
Western New England College
July 2006 — February 2008
Built and Maintained a strong pool of prospects and applicants through active recruiting. Assisted with the development and execution of a recruitment plan that brought in qualified students. Conducted information sessions and interviews with students and parents while reviewing applications. Developed and maintained positive relationships with faculty, alumni, students, and recruitment contacts. Represented the college at high schools visits and college fairs in an assigned territory. Gave extensive presentations to prospect students, parents, and guidance counselors during visits.
Brand Management Coordinator
January 2003 — March 2006
Conducted surveys and market research, managed promotions, and maintained multi-department consumer research database
The Union Institute and University
M.A. in Psychology and Counseling - Licensure Track, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Western New England College
B.S.B.A., Bachelor Degree in Marketing Communications and Advertising/Concentration in Psychology