Ever since graduating from college, I have been looking for a way to get back to a university environment and I cannot think of a better place to be than to be at Brandeis University, my alma mater. That being said, my career path-although not a traditional one- has led me to apply to the position for the Graduate Admissions Counselor. Having logistically coordinated a 10-week cross-country bike ride for two consecutive summers, I can honestly say that my ability to multi-task and deal with high- pressure situations is exceptional. The position provided me with the opportunity to take initiative in many forms; from marketing the charity ride, recruiting riders on college campuses, to being on call and running the ride for 10 straight weeks from Seattle to DC. I enjoyed every minute of the of the job which allowed me the freedom to grow spiritually and professionally in many ways. I beleive that the Graduate Admissions Counselor position would be a great fit for me and I would be delighted to be part of the Heller School of Social Policy and Management's elite staff team. Over the past few years, I have not only had the honor, but the privilege to engage with university students one on one. My journey began with a strong involvement in my alumni committee, where I met regularly with faculty and staff of the university. More recently, this past year I worked directly with my other alma mater, The University of Edinburgh, to help launch and run their first North American Office. The North American Office is the fourth overseas office that the university has opened dealing directly with 15,000 alumni in the US and Canada. Planning, overseeing and executing recruitment and alumni events has certainly given me an opportunity to get to know many alumni on a personal basis. This, I can honestly say, has been the most rewarding part of the position. My strong and effective leadership skills were honed through my experience working at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. I dealt directly with stakeholders and supporters of major gifts. Being poised, confident and an ambassador to the Federation, I was comfortable engaging with distinguished clientele. It was challenging and gratifying experience and I learned a lot from the relationships I established on this part of my career journey.
· Worked with award winning marketing department to develop promotional materials for large scale donor events. · Strong knowledge of database management and working closely with lay leaders and community members. ·
Planned first ever North American launch celebration for the University of Edinburgh's North American Office.
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