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Nayelli Perez

Nayelli Perez

Assistant Director

Hofstra University

Assistant Director at Hofstra University





Hofstra University

Assistant Director

• Provide career counseling, resume and cover letter assistance, and career assessments to the
Hofstra undergraduate, graduate and alumni population; designated career counselor for School
of Business students in business majors including accounting, finance, management, marketing
and information technology
• Develop and present workshops covering topics such as interview preparation, networking,
LinkedIn, job fairs, etc.
• Build relationships with student clubs and organizations in the School of Business by attending
the Undergraduate Student Leadership meetings and co-planning events with student groups
• Assist in the marketing and facilitation of alumni events in which alumni mentor undergraduate
students through mock interviews and resume critiques
• Develop and maintain relations with employers through the facilitation of employer information
sessions on campus and meetings to go over their recruitment initiatives
• Increase student appointments through the use of promotional events on campus and follow-up
• Determine student career needs through surveys, interviews and outreach
• Budget and determine costs for events within the Career Center's budget
• Member of New Student Orientation Committee and assisted in the development of a workshop
for undeclared students titled "No Major, No Problem"
• Appointed as Career Center point of contact for students serviced by the Services for Students
with Disabilities Office
• Write entries for the Career Center's blog; redesigned and updated content for the new version of
The Career Center's Career Planning Handbook, which contains tips on career development,
resumes, cover letters, and interviewing
• Represent The Career Center at Hofstra University events such as panels for Admissions events
• Market events by developing flyers, announcements on the Career Center’s social media pages,
and targeted emails

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Career medium 03

Signet Research Inc

Project Assistant/Freelance Editor

• Used MS Front Page, Perseus, Vovici, MS Word and Excel to organize and compile
surveys/reports based on publication/ad readership and the profile of readers (as part of assignment
as Freelance Editor: 03/2009-present)
• Processed correspondence for executives including letters, memos, itineraries and mailings
• Utilized Outlook for day-to-day communication with customers and employees at various levels


Hofstra University - Science & Technology Entry Program and Liberty Partnerships Program

Program Counselor

• Advised underrepresented minority and/or economically disadvantaged students (grades 7-12,
college students) pursuing careers in scientific, technical, and health-related fields and the licensed
• Assessed the needs and provided services for at-risk students (grades 6-12)
• Completed annual assessment reports based on student data and performance

Career medium 04
Career medium 04

Passaic County Community College

Adjunct Professor

• Taught Psychology 101 and Sociology 101
• Provided advisement to students
• Developed curriculum and lectures
• Tracked student performance through observation and grading exams and assignments


TERRA Environmental Research Institute

School Counseling Intern

• Grades 9-12; Assisted the counseling department of the first and only LEED-certified high school
in Miami-Dade County
• Worked with students via large group counseling, small group counseling and individual
• Set up PowerPoint demonstrations of the top universities for engineering, environmental and
biomedical programs for TERRA’s open house
• Held parent/student conferences for students in danger of not meeting their graduation
• Attended professional enrichment events such as the conference for the Florida State
Universities, The College Board Workshop for the SAT, PSAT and AP courses, and the National
Center for Homeless Education workshop on knowing and implementing the McKinney-Vento Act
• Networked with top universities such as Harvard University and Princeton University to gather
university placement information for students and arrange times for the university representatives
to visit TERRA
• Presented grade level presentations pertaining to graduation requirements and college
• Met with students and/or parents regarding high school credits and to discuss which courses were needed for the student to be eligible for graduation and university scholarships
• Evaluated whether potential students met the criteria for admission into TERRA
• Scheduled students in their courses for the school year

Career medium 01
Career medium 05

Rockway Middle School

School Counseling Intern

• Assisted in conflict resolution among students
• Accompanied the social worker in making house visits for truant students
• Counseled students in large group, small group and individual settings
• Planned and prepared materials for school events such as award ceremonies and curriculum fairs
• Assisted with student/parent conferences


Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions

LSAT Instructor/Kaplan Student Advisor

• Taught and tutored the Kaplan strategies in preparation of the LSAT
• Advised Kaplan students on personalized steps that should be taken to improve their performance
• Organized and maintained student records and test scores
• Promoted Kaplan products and events

Career medium 04

H&R Block, Inc.

Tax Professional

• Filed and completed tax returns (e.g., 1040, Schedule C, Schedule A, etc.)

Hofstra University

M.S.Ed, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

Nova Southeastern University, Center for Psychological Studies

Master of Science, School Counseling

New York University

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology