Motivated and well qualified Student Counsellor who works closely with students as a supportive advisor through the challenges of an educational environment. Adept at managing a complex student caseload and providing high-quality academic, social and emotional support for strugglling students. Specialises in the supervision of student placement services, as well as course exemption and adjustments for students with disabilities or individualised education plans.
Academic counselling services Passionate about promotion of financial literacy among student body Effective and compassionate communicator Public speaking skills Facilitation of individual and group counselling sessions Service-orientated attitude Strong academic background
January 2008 to April 2014 University of Massachusetts, Amherst Student Counsellor
Managed an average caseload of 75 incoming freshmen students annually. Supervised group counselling sessions for students facing similar issues. Offered weekly counselling and advising appointments to students needing additional support.
Facilitated eight annual social and emotional support workshops for incoming freshmen students. Topics of workshops included developing a balanced college lifestyle and healthy self-care practises.
Worked with the academic advising team to provide course schedulling recommendations and exemptions for students with learning disabilities and individualised education plan.
January 2008 to April 2014 University of Vermont, Burllington Student ServicesAcademic Specialist
Met with over 350 incoming freshmen students to review course schedules and offer academic guidance and support.
Maintained accurate and confidential student support records database for a caseload of 45 students.
Facilitated 15 two-hour effective study skills workshops annually, as well as an yearly intensive eight-hour weekend workshop focused on breaking bad study habits.
2008 London College, London, England Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Magna cum laude