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Priya Shah

Priya Shah

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor


Vocamotive, Inc.


• Provided job-seeking skills training, career development, guidance and counseling services to clients with disabilities from work related injuries
• Conducted labor market research using online vocational databases (DOT and OOH) to investigate open positions for clients in the state of Illinois
• Executed client assessments, diagnoses, treatments and reports with Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
• Reviewed employment and labor laws to adequately understand client cases, benefits and compensations
• Interacted with five or more clients on a weekly basis to measure their health and vocational progress

Career medium 06
Career medium 03

Anixter Center

Counseling Intern

• Counseled clients with intellectual disabilities including autism, mental retardation and cerebral palsy
• Administered group therapy covering topics such as memories, emotions and general life skills
• Helped analyze client behaviors and provided a thorough assessment of their past and upcoming goals


Border City USA


• Carried out all administrative duties including accounting and payroll tasks using Microsoft Office and ADP
• Regulated phone calls and connected customers interested in importing or exporting meat products across America
• Obtained experience in time sensitive business procedures and customer service

Career medium 02
Career medium 01

Family Counseling & Psychiatry

Research Intern

• Completed research for ADHD medications and varying performance tests to gauge their sensitivity, validity, and utility in clinical and community settings
• Administered and led group therapy to children struggling socially and emotionally with peers
• Mentored 11 year-old boy with Bipolar Disorder and ADHD, giving academic and emotional support
• Analyzed, organized and entered data into SPSS to keep record of all new patients


School of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Michigan State University

Research Assistant

• Placed phone calls to local churches in order for team to survey religion in the workplace
• Corrected and coded data results for research projects conducted with I/O Psychology PhD students
• Prepared a lit review for a developing research project for the department of I/O Psychology

Career medium 01
Career medium 06

School of Education Psychology at Michigan State University

Research Assistant

• Managed data for Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Project for Head Start programs
• Gained insight into managing head start programs that service families with special needs


Adolescent Diversion Project

Youth Advocate

• Studied specific intervention techniques and developed methods to benefit the convicted youth
• Fostered improved relations between youths and their families by devoting 135 hours of service
• Engaged youths in recreational programs within the community to prevent transgression

Career medium 01

Illinois Institute of Technology

Master of Science (M.S.), Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Michigan State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Health Studies & Psychology

City University of Hong Kong

Study Abroad, Elective Courses