I started my professional career at 1011 news ( KOLN/KGIN), a local television station in Lincoln, NE as a journalist( May 2006-July 2010). My experience at 1011 allowed me to develop many skills sets listed below.
• Developed sources and leads in the community.
• Wrote enterprising news stories daily.
• Shooting and editing video on deadline.
• Possess news gathering abilities and present accurately.
In 2010, I started my career in higher education with Kaplan University in Council Bluffs, IA as an Admissions Advisor. This position allowed me to work with prospective students from start to finish usually starting with a phone call followed by a one on one interview and closing the sale. Admissions allowed me to gain skills in many areas including:
• Generating and managing leads ( CampusView Software).
• High level of success at generating PDL’S ( Personal Development Leads).
• Creating and supervising the Student Ambassador Program.
• Certificate of Achievement in Dimensions of Professional Admissions.
• Developing partnerships with the local community.
In 2011, I started working for Metropolitan Community College as a Community Outreach Specialist. This position allowed me to recruit, promote and market MCC on a grand scale. In community outreach, I was allowed to think outside of the box for general admissions for the school, for example, going away from the lunch room recruiter to a small groups speaker to prospective students. Also I worked with the State of Nebraska and Goodwill to help displaced workers obtain their education. Here are some highlights of what I did with MCC.
• Attended recruitment activities and special events/programs to support enrollment and retention initiatives.
• Developed and oversaw the Community Ambassador Program.
• Bridged partnerships with local business, neighborhood associations, and cultural and community organizations.
• Chaired the "Nebraska Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers" Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee.
• Coordinated tours and orientations.
• Tracked prospective students using Sage ACT database software.
I moved into my position as an Assistant Director of Admissions at Webster University in October 2013.
The position allowed me to recruit in the St. Louis and Chicago areas. I also built connections with Urban League, Career Center Missouri, and many community organizations in the area. Here are some other highlights of my job duties.
In March of 2015 I moved into the role of Community College Outreach Manager ( Bellevue University).
·Nurture, build, and sustain ongoing professional relationships with prospective transfer students and those who influence them to achieve assigned enrollment management objectives.
· Become familiar with transfer student culture and any distinctive aspects of the culture, including but not limited to sources of students, preferences of students, and sources of competition. Learn and use what works best in this culture for achievement of enrollment management objectives.
· Perform transcript evaluations and communicate transferability of credit to prospective students in a timely manner.
· Cultivate alumni, parents, college counselors, and other constituencies to assist with the recruitment process.
· Perform small and large audience presentations about enrollment procedure to the university