graduate student advisor resume example with 15+ years of experience

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Strategic-thinking Professional with 16 years of higher education experience. Accomplished at ensuring students meet educational requirements and talented at advising students on degree-specific programs. A superior grasp of academic advising principles. Strong communication and interpersonal abilities with a flexible schedule.

  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Collaboration
  • People skills
  • Work ethic
  • Active listening
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Excellent communicator
  • Problem resolution
Graduate Student Advisor , 08/2021 to Current
University Of CaliforniaEmeryville, CA,
  • Monitored student progress by discussing educational goals, grades and performance.
  • Presented students with information and resources to promote academic progress and empowered students to take responsibility for academic success.
  • Evaluated student needs and developed educational plans, fostering academic progress.
Corporate Relations , 08/2020 to 04/2021
Adecco Group Inc.Jacksonville, FL,
  • Managed relationships between students and internal departments.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and students to find workable solutions.
  • Developed growth plans by identifying key clients, key targets and priority service lines.
  • Handled student accounts through entire lifecycle, providing customer service, enrollment, and advising
  • Cultivated and maintained industry relationships and partnerships to capitalize on opportunities and maximize enrollment success.
Senior Recruitment Coordinator, 04/2019 to 07/2020
TargetSausalito, CA,
  • Focused on business development and forging strategic partnerships with students, alumni, and their employers.
  • Assisted companies and their employees to navigate tuition reimbursement benefits to maximize their enrollment options.
  • Coordinated corporate strategic recruitment efforts to identify and enroll the best and brightest information security students.
  • Set up meet and greet events to attract interested individuals in person.
Director, 12/2015 to 04/2019
University Of Southern CaliforniaBeverly Hills, CA,
  • Managed a team of 15 employees, including academic advisors, recruiters, and support staff.
  • Coordinated the activities for up to 30 indirect adjunct professors depending on the off campus program cycle.
  • Managed a budget of over $1.5 million.
  • Coordinated marketing, advertising, and major events for the recruitment of transfer students.
  • Collaborated with marketing to build campaigns using billboards, digital, and radio advertising.
  • Built recruitment strategy for all on ground transfer recruitment efforts.
  • Wrote all articulation agreements, organized signings, and facilitated collaboration.
  • Developed new programs for off-campus degree completion.
  • Managed admissions, transfer services, and off-campus websites and social media presence.
Assistant Director of Admissions, 12/2010 to 12/2015
University Of Missouri-St. LouisCity, STATE,
  • Managed the recruitment and advising team; approved time, expenses, and travel.
  • Led UMSL to became the #1 transfer institution in Missouri, enrolling up to 2,000 students a year.
  • Developed print marketing strategies for student recruitment throughout the country.
  • Handled all social media for UMSL transfer, including Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Coordinated the entire hiring and onboarding process for new employees.
  • Analyzed and reported on student enrollment data to effectively evaluate admissions and re-enrollment pipelines.
Academic Advisor / Transfer Specialist, 12/2006 to 12/2010
University Of Missouri-St. LouisCity, STATE,
  • Advised students on course selection, pathways and career options.
  • Planned recruitment events, orientations, luncheons, and college fairs.
  • Presented students with information and resources to promote academic progress and empowered students to take responsibility for academic success.
Education and Training
B.S.: Communications, Expected in
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
M.A.: Professional Counseling, Expected in
Lindenwood University - Saint Charles, MO
  • Presented new majors on behalf of UMSL at the 2008 UM Transition Conference, Missouri University of Science & Technology; Rolla, MO.
  • Interviewed for the St.Louis Post Dispatch, "Meet the Academic Nomads," Tim Barker, February, 2012.
  • Interviewed for USA Today College Edition, "5 Things to do this Summer to Prepare for a Fall Transfer," Jon Fortenbury, May 2013.
  • Presenter at the UMSL Marketers’ Forum, 2016.
  • Presenter at the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 COTA conferences, Jefferson City, MO.
  • UMSL Student Affairs Pillar of Service Award, 2017.
  • Vice President (2016) and President (2017-2019); Committee on Transfer & Articulation for the Missouri Department of Higher Education (2015- 2019).
  • Served on both the Policy (2015-2018) and Conference (2018-2019) subcommittees for the Committee on Transfer & Articulation.
  • Served on both the Marketing and Recruitment subcommittees for UMSL’s Enrollment Management Committee (2017-2019).
  • Served on the 2018 UMSL Accreditation Committee.
Volunteer Experience
  • Fox Park Neighborhood Association Board Secretary (2007-2010) and Vice President (2010- 2014).
  • Stray Rescue Foster (2010-2012).
  • Epworth Children and Family Services Mentor (2016-2018).
  • Mark Twain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, Vice President (2018-2020) and President (2020-2021).

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School Attended

  • Missouri State University
  • Lindenwood University

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Student Advisor
  • Corporate Relations
  • Senior Recruitment Coordinator
  • Director
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Academic Advisor / Transfer Specialist


  • B.S.
  • M.A.

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