Academic Advisor (International)

Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies

Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, Missouri

October 2012- Present

  • Advise 100+ international undergraduate and graduate students
  • Advise 50+ adult graduate students
  • Evaluate and decide admission for international graduate students
  • Evaluate business major transfer credits for international undergraduate students
  • Coordinate with DSO to ensure F-1 students remain in good standing
  • Maintain all responsibilities from below Coordinator title

 

Academic Coordinator

Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies

Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, Missouri

July 2007 - September 2012

  • Advise 300 domestic and international students in the College of Global Business
  • Evaluate students for academic admission
  • Advise 200+ adult and international students in the College of Global Business
  • Evaluate adult and international students for academic admission
  • Conduct extensive individual upfront advising appointments with new students
  • Inform students of all academic options and develop student graduation plans
  • Create and maintain schedule for every evening and online course starting in January 2012 in the College of Global Business
  • Participate in recruiting efforts through presence at local fairs and events
  • Administrate departmental Facebook page
  • Update and create electronic forms and evaluation documents
  • Synchronize student schedules with federal non-term financial aid regulations
  • Serve as staff co-sponsor of Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society
  • Plan and coordinate annual Holiday party for College of Global Business
  • Train new advisors and support staff on internal policies and procedures
  • Built first four-term schedule for every newly admitted student
  • Chaired committee charged with creating an updated student handbook
  • Formatted and organized the OPTIONS Student Handbook
  • Designed and presented monthly orientations for new students in old format
  • Led the shift to all electronic student files and creation of electronic forms

 

Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Designer

Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies

Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, Missouri

January 2007 - Present

  • Designed curriculum guide for BAC445: Terrorism, War, Peace and Human Rights
  • Taught BAC445 Terrorism, War, Peace, and Human Rights (2007 Present)
  • Taught BAC495: Development of Social Policy (Spring 2008, 2011, & 2012)
  • Taught BUS293: Effects of Immigration on Terrorism, War, Peace, & HR (Fall 2009)

 

International Recruiter, Interim

Department of International Affairs

Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, Missouri

February 2008 – March 2008

 

  • Recruited with AEO Tours in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, and Singapore
  • Introduced potential international students to the university at recruitment fairs
  • Maintained basic knowledge of visa and immigration requirements
  • Connected with independent recruiting agents in order to form academic recruiting associations for the university

 

Administrative Assistant

Department of Business Administration

Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, Missouri

November 2005 – June 2007

  • Organized daily support tasks of collegiate departmental office
  • Synchronized activities with the International Affairs Office

 

Special Projects

  • Assisted in research and development for accreditation and major departmental presentations for the Dean of Business Programs (ongoing throughout)
  • Stepped in as Bookroom Coordinator and designed a new system for distributing student textbooks (2 months)
  • Operated temporarily as Faculty Coordinator:  issued adjunct instructor contracts and designed master calendars for courses (2 months)
  • Served as Student Records Coordinator and created a system of organization for more efficient processing of student documents and maintenance of confidential student records (2 months)

 

Teacher

Ted Polk Middle School

Carrollton-Farmer's Branch ISD, Carrollton, Texas

August 2004 – July 2005

  • Taught, created, and organized classroom lessons, procedures, and behavior for six of seven periods a day, including 4 different subject areas
  • Directed and organized two major theatrical productions.
  • Sponsored and oversaw the construction of 2004-2005 Yearbook/Annual.

 

Substitute Teacher

Northwest R-1 School District, High Ridge, Missouri

December 1999 – June 2004

  • Carried out lesson plans and monitored student behavior.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, organization, and creativity when inadequate plans were left for the day.

 

School Year 2003 – 2004

  • Assigned to three long term substitute positions at Northwest Valley Middle School
  • Designed lesson plans from scratch to better meet the student’s needs
  • Planned, organized, and implemented a Seventh Grade Field Day
  • Attended Field Trips as teacher chaperone

 

Member Services Associate and Cashier

Sam’s Club #8182 & #4741

Saint Louis, Missouri

June 2000 – August 2003

  • Responsible for member service such as membership renewal, data entry of new members, cashiering, finding items, and overall member satisfaction.

 

Performing Arts Public Relations Assistant

Department of Performing Arts

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri

August 2000 – May 2001

 

  • Organized and planned advertising campaigns for theatrical productions.
  • Attended to and prepared box office reservations
  • Created a mailing list for Performing Arts Department.

Wardrobe Lead

Six Flags Saint Louis

Eureka, Missouri

Summers 1996 – 1998

 

  • Managed the maintenance and cleanliness of host and hostess uniforms.
  • Coordinated and organized shift employees breaks, lunches, and duties.