Higher Education Resume

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STEPHANIE GODWIN
[email protected] | 323-156-0087
5637 California Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90002

SUMMARY

Higher education professional seeking mid-level management role in student affairs. Experience in supervision, residence life, career services, admissions, student advocacy, and assessment.

EDUCATION

Fresno State University, M.A. in Higher Education, Administration & Leadership (May 2016)

University of Northern Colorado, B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Gender Studies (May 2010)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, CT)
Assistant Director, Career Development Center (July 2016 – Present)

  • Supervise two graduate assistants and one employer engagement coordinator.
  • Manage recruitment programs matching students and alumni with employers seeking qualified candidates.
  • Counsel students and alumni in career planning and effective job search strategies.
  • Increase employer participation in center activities via personal visits, mail solicitation, and networking.
  • Create innovative student programs addressing women and minority career development needs.
  • Increase student participation in center activities by establishing relationships with faculty, student organizations, administrative staff, and updating the center’s newsletter.
  • Implement networking events for students involving corporations, government agencies and alumni.
  • Facilitate activities in culture exploration, career development, and fundraising for student organizations.
  • Certified in Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and StrengthsFinder facilitation.

Fresno State University (Fresno, CA)
Graduate Assistant for Housing and Residential Life (August 2014 – May 2016)

  • Supervised 10 Residential Assistants (RAs) serving two apartment-style residential halls.
  • Mediated conflicts with RAs and with students when beyond scope of RA responsibilities.
  • Designed and implemented residential education plan focused on personal and professional development.
  • Partnered with Career Development Center to host transferrable skills workshop series with RAs.
  • Responded to crises weekly while “on call” for university housing.
  • Met one-on-one with RAs weekly and reviewed personal development plans with them.

Clovis Community College (Fresno, CA)
Career Development Intern (January 2016 – May 2016)

  • Provided academic and vocational guidance to students in career prep and transfer prep programs.
  • Developed mock interview assessment tool that aligns with university student learning outcomes.
  • Created presentations for students and staff on topics such as resumes and professional communication.

University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
Admissions Officer (June 2010 – August 2014)

  • Recruited a qualified and diverse student body by meeting with prospective students and families daily.
  • Visited secondary schools and community colleges across Colorado to educate on UNC’s programs.
  • Reviewed applications for competitive business programs with selective admissions standards.
  • Benchmarked admissions data with UNC’s peer and goal institutions, delivering comprehensive report to Admissions Director and other university officials.
  • Independently developed promotional materials for office using Adobe InDesign.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Western Connecticut Student Affairs Professional of the Year Award, received July 2019

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, member since 2014

  • Co-Chair of Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community
  • Co-presented at 2018 Annual Conference

National Career Development Association (NCDA), member since 2016


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