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  1. 1. Argosy University<br />Undergraduate Studies<br />ePortfolio<br />Daria Levin<br />BA/Psychology, 2010<br />
  2. 2. My name is Daria Levin. I am active in my professional community here in Savannah, GA and work as an Enrollment Counselor for the University of Phoenix. I will be graduating with my BA/Psychology in the next few months. My immediate goals following graduation are to enter the Masters of Professional Counseling and complete the program within three years. My long term career goals include specializing in addiction counseling as well as marriage and family. I hope to have my own practice within five years and give back to my community on a higher level. <br />Personal Statement<br />
  3. 3. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, Savannah, GA08/09 to Present<br />Enrollment Counselor<br />Consistently ranked in the top three in production out of 21 Counselors<br />Responsible for recruiting both local campus and online candidates for enrollment<br />Counsel prospective students on Associate, Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degree programs<br />Participate in school retention efforts by maintaining consistent contact with active students through graduation<br />Generate level of referral business consistent with company goals<br />Participate in off-site recruiting efforts such as Martin Luther King parade, Cure for Diabetes Walk, and Kiss-a-Pig<br />Resume<br />
  4. 4. ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, Nashville, TN 03/09 to 07/09 <br />Enrollment Counselor<br />Consistently ranked in the top five in production out of 20 Counselors<br />Responsible for on-site selling activities by prospecting for, identifying, interviewing, and facilitating candidates to enroll in different programs of study offered by the school.<br />Meet with potential prospects and help to determine the educational needs, concerns, and interests, and match their needs with the school’s service.<br /> Handles all enrollment paperwork <br />Generate level of referral business consistent with company goals<br />Participate in school retention efforts by maintaining productive contact with active students through graduation<br />Foster the commitment of eligible student prospects to attend the school by frequent verbal contact, including campus tours, orientation and other rapport building programs<br />*Reason for leaving: Husband relocated for work<br />Resume (cont’d)<br />
  5. 5. CHASE STAFFING SERVICES, Nashville, TN 5/07 to 1/09<br />Operations Manager<br />Responsible for leading and coordinating the day-to-day operational needs of the branch<br />Manage office staff including Recruiters and Outside Sales Representative<br />Train and develop operational staff<br />Complete client visits as needed to build relationships, handle workers comp cases and handle check-ins<br />Ensure all “compliance requirements” (I-9s, direct deposit, WOTC, post-offers, etc.) are 100%<br />Complete the “Operations Activity Report” on a weekly basis, on time and thoroughly<br />Reviewed and discussed sales report and sales activity of Sales Representative, having an understanding of the local market<br />Has working knowledge of P&Ls and assist Selling/Operations Branch Manager with cutting and controlling costs, and achieving consistent profitability<br />Resume (cont’d)<br />
  6. 6. Achieve consistent and highest gross margin/mark-up through bill rates<br />Proficient at completing payroll and trained staff to handle payroll<br />Handle client orders efficiently and professionally while filling orders with qualified candidates<br />Manage an ongoing recruitment program-constantly maintaining a database of employees <br />Acquire qualified candidates through a variety of recruiting methods such as telephone calls, job fairs, flyers, DOL, Careerbuilder, Monster.com, Chamber of Commerce and other types of community involvement<br />Screen, test, interview and provide orientation to all qualified applicants/hires<br />Complete and document skill marketing/telemarketing calls<br />Complete 1st and 2nd day checks on 100% of new placements<br />*Reason for leaving: Company closed Nashville operations due to economy<br />Resume (cont’d)<br />
  7. 7. TRILLIUM CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, Pooler, GA12/04 to 4/07<br />Staffing Consultant/ Account Representative <br />Orchestrate the employment of temporary and permanently placed field employees<br />Recruit, interview, test, hire, counsel and manage over fifty (50) temporary personnel field employees<br />Responsible for managing 100% complete applications with proper I-9 documentation<br />Process weekly payroll for field employees <br />Perform daily sales duties to introduce personnel service to area corporations, contractors and institutions<br />Assess staffing requirements of clients; serving as a consultant to streamline interviewing and employment fulfilling procedures<br />Create and implement advertising and marketing strategies<br />Increased sales volume by $60,000 per week within the first three months of employment <br />Consistently ranked highest producing Account Representative in Southeast Regional Area<br />Utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, Contact Management System and Internet<br />*Reason for leaving: Relocation to Nashville<br />Resume (cont’d)<br />
  8. 8. EDUCATION/SKILLS/ACHIEVMENTS<br />Argosy University-BA Psychology, 08/10<br />Savannah College of Art and Design-1999-2003 Art History/Museum Studies<br />Outstanding communication skills, problem solving abilities, and ability to “multi-task”<br />Familiarity /proficiency with Microsoft Applications<br />Ability to perform work within deadlines with or without supervision <br />Received 2nd place award for “Top Direct Hire Placements for Commercial Branch” with Chase Staffing 2008<br />Received 1st place award for “Top Branch, Direct Hire Fees for Commercial Branch” with Chase Staffing 2008<br />Ranked 2nd in the South East for March Enrollments with the University of Phoenix<br /> <br />Resume (cont’d)<br />
  9. 9. My experience at Argosy University has been superb. I have participated in both campus and online classes throughout my degree program and have maintained a 4.0 GPA. I have learned from my teachers, particularly because they are practicing in the field of psychology themselves. While studying at Argosy University, I have participated in a mock interview to improve my techniques, completed two literature reviews on PTSD and Internet Addiction, mentored other students as a Student Ambassador, and learned the ins-and-outs of counseling theories. <br />Reflection<br />
  10. 10. Reflection (cont’d)<br />Strengths/Extensive Exposure<br />Significant Exposure<br /><ul><li>Cognitive Abilities: Critical Thinking
  11. 11. Communication Skills: Oral
  12. 12. Knowledge of Psychology
  13. 13. Knowledge of Applied Psychology
  14. 14. Cognitive Abilities: Information Literacy
  15. 15. Research: Understanding Research Methods
  16. 16. Communication Skills: Written
  17. 17. Diversity
  18. 18. Interpersonal Effectiveness: Active Listening Communication Skills
  19. 19. Ethics</li></li></ul><li>Example of Completed Works<br />
  20. 20. Example: Case Study Of Katherine<br />Abstract: The case study on Katherine is by far the most exciting exercise I have completed while studying Psychology. I found it to be extremely helpful and interactive. To actually study Katherine on a weekly basis as well as determine different diagnosis possibilities from our readings was informative, hands on and fun. The case study with Katherine started off surface level and broadened as the sessions went on. With each session, we learned more about Katherine’s history and the symptoms she portrayed. <br />Cognitive Abilities: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy<br />
  21. 21. Example: Internet Addiction<br />Abstract: Internet addiction has yet to be defined as a disorder in the DSM-IV but has been a growing problem world wide. Many psychologists have given the term Internet addiction a definition of their own but each definition differs. Some believe Internet addiction to fall under the substance abuse disorder category while others believe it is an impulse control disorder, such as gambling. After extensive research on this subject, I have found that Internet addiction possesses characteristics of both a substance abuse disorder and an impulse control disorder. Internet addiction should be classified as it’s own disorder in the DSM-IV. <br />Research Skills<br />
  22. 22. Example: Substance Prevention Program Flyer <br />Abstract: I believe that by including both the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and the signs and symptoms of drug dependence, the recipients of the flyer would have a better understanding between the two. I would also end my flyer with a section that explains how drug abuse can lead to drug addiction. I would be sure to include local help groups and hotlines people could use for support. Without a solid support group and people who understand, substance abuse and dependence can surely ruin lives.<br />Communication Skills: Oral and Written<br />
  23. 23. Example: Ethics In Psychology<br />Abstract: The scenario chosen for debate by my group and myself was the ethical challenge of deciding if a death row inmate who is suffering from a mental condition should be given medication to make him/her mentally stable so they may be executed. We studied the case of Gregory Thompson, an inmate being held in a Nashville prison who committed murder in 1985. Gregory Thompson began to show signs of schizophrenia shortly after he was incarcerated. While on trial, Mr. Thompson did not show any signs of mentally instability. Being that Mr. Thompson is on death row, the ethical dilemma of whether or not the state should be allowed to medicate him so that his sentence can be carried out, has been questioned. <br />Ethics and Diversity Awareness<br />
  24. 24. Example: Adolescent Brain Development<br />Abstract: Many scientists have studied the developing adolescent brain, but an explanation for teenage risky behavior is still in question. According to Santrock (2008), “Changes in the limbic system during puberty may lead adolescents to seek novelty and to need higher levels of stimulation in order to experience pleasure” (p. 394). This certainly would explain why my brother felt the need to dodge traffic for fun. There seems to be a wide range of ideas on why adolescents insist on pushing their luck. According to Santrock (2008), “Leading researcher Charles Nelson argues that while adolescents are capable of very strong emotions, their prefrontal cortex hasn’t developed enough to allow them to control these passions” (p. 394). Still, another researcher suggests that the connections between neurons affecting emotional, physical and mental abilities are incomplete in adolescents, therefore, it is difficult for adolescents to control their emotions, impulses, and judgments (Huebner, 2000, p. 1). So is it a lack of self-control or the need for higher levels of stimulation that make adolescents adrenaline junkies? Or could it be a combination, mixed with a bit of adolescent egocentrism?<br />Foundations of Psychology<br />
  25. 25. Example: Interviewing Techniques<br />Abstract: When most people think of forensic psychology, they automatically picture the FBI and criminal profiling. Though this sounds like dangerous yet exciting work, a forensic psychologist may be responsible for much more then profiling criminal minds. Forensic Psychologists not only conduct interviews and assessments on criminals, but are also involved in many custody hearings and disability evaluations. When conducting my research on the interviewing techniques of Forensic Psychologists, I learned that the interview process involved in forensics, is anything but traditional. <br />Applied Psychology<br />
  26. 26. Example: Mock Interview Reflection<br />Abstract: After reviewing my recorded mock interview, I mostly felt relieved that it hadn’t been a complete disaster! Actually, I discovered both positive and negative aspects of my interview. The purpose of the interview was to conduct a counseling interview with a “client” who was going through a career crisis. She had been feeling depressed and anxious and was associating the two with extreme stress revolving around her current job. She was contemplating an extreme career change and had come to therapy to discuss this situation. Of course, this scenario was make-believe and meant as a practice exercise. <br />Interpersonal Effectiveness <br />
  27. 27. Lifelong learning is essential for any person in the helping professions. How can we help others if we cannot maintain a continuous learning life style? I plan on achieving my lifelong learning by attending events/conferences/and seminars involving my field of study. I also believe that blogging and being involved in social networks through the internet is a great way to stay informed and network with others in your field.<br />My future in Learning<br />
  28. 28. Thank you for viewing my ePortfolio<br />For further information, please contact me at the email address below<br />dlevin80@yahoo.com<br />Contact Me<br />
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