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Professional Resume


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Professional Resume

  1. 1. KATHLEEN M. NEU  734-560-5521 Current Address: Permanent Address: 1200 W. Campus 8519 Ingram Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 Westland, MI 48185 EDUCATION Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan Bachelor of Applied Arts in Recreation and Leisure Services, October 2016 Concentration in Community Minors in Child Development and Leadership Certified by the American Red Cross in CPR, Personal Rescuer, First Aid, Wilderness First Aid. Previously certified by the American Red Cross in Lifeguarding SKILLS Computer: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Windows, Mac, GoogleDocs, Google Drive, Outlook, KX Live Personal: Facilitation, communication, time management, public speaking, presenting EMPLOYMENT Central Michigan University Events and Conference Services Mount Pleasant, MI Events and Conference Services Intern January 2016 - Present  Collaborate with campus partners including production and catering to assist over 200 registered student organizations and educationaldepartments with various events that they host  Merge and justify quotes for equipment use,catering, staffing, and labor for events held on campus  Use extensive knowledge of campus to better assist external and internal clients when choosing an appropriate space for their event  Work with budget set by the client to create the best experience possible for their event  Coordinate scheduling for ECS office staff as well as event staff including set up and tear down for events Conference Hall Director November 2014 - Present  Supervise a group of 45 Conference Assistants that directly work with all summer camps and conferences at Central Michigan University  Communicate with clients about needs and wants for their specific camp or conference  Work with 5 areas in Special Olympics Michigan including 600+ athletes and 200+ volunteers as well as the 5 area directors  Develop assessments forConference Assistants to evaluate Camps and Conferences, the position, and employee self-evaluation for the position Conference Assistant and Youth Counselor May 2014 - August 2014  Programmed activities for the free time of individuals for up to 30 participants at a time  Generated positive experiences with possible students and families of Central Michigan University  Gained knowledge of desk procedures of the majority of residence halls on campus  Developed and have maintained meaningful relationships with Residence Hall Directors as well as participants that attended our camps Central Michigan University Student Activities Center, Mount Pleasant, MI Student Manager,Facility Operations Department January 2014 - January 2016  Supervised 50+ peers in the facility in their roles for the department including group fitness, facilities, and customer service  Handled all cash operations for a multi-million-dollar facility  Acted as the first responderfor all emergencies in the facility Intramural SportsOfficial January 2014 - January 2016  Maintained a positive atmosphere for participants to play in  Enforced rules and regulations set forth by the establishment  Worked in a team environment with other officials and supervisors to provide a premier experience for all participants
  2. 2. Building Maintenance Worker October 2013 – January 2016  Assisted with repairs of a facility of over 175,000 square feet including plumbing, carpentry, and electric maintenance needs  Acquired knowledge on a daily basis of the facility and how it operates  Worked with a budget for supplies for maintenance repairs as well as where billing is applied to various departments Service CenterAttendant January 2012 - August 2015  Generated positive interactions with patrons  Assisted with major events held at the Student Activities Center including  Delivered adequate and accurate information pertaining to questions patrons have American Youth Foundation Miniwanca, Shelby, Michigan Cabin Leader and Dinky Village Daycare, Camp Miniwanca May 2012 - August 2012  Coordinated outings and activities for a group of children ranging from 2-7 years of age  Codirected Dinky Village Daycare and planned daily itineraries for a diverse group of children  Expanded children’s knowledge of the environment and living their core values PERSONAL Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, Fall 2011 – January 2016 DEVELOPMENT Lunch BuddiesSite Coordinator January 2015 – May 2015  Promoted education, fitness and well-being with at risk students in local Elementary Schools  Supervised a group of 40+ mentors and their buddies  Facilitated trainings for the Lunch Buddies program including over 150 volunteers Lunch BuddiesMentor August 2013 - December 2015  Worked with one student who is classified as “at risk” to promote healthy lifestyles  Acted as an advocate for my buddy in situations that could be harmful Alternative BreaksProgram December 2014  Volunteered in Atlanta, Georgia at an elementary schoolfor a week long period  Worked with refugee students and faculty members representing over 45 countries speaking more than 20 different languages to understand the social issue of Refugee Resettlement Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Fall 2011 – May 2015 Assistant Warden Spring 2013 – Fall 2014  Assisted in coordinating events to gain knowledge of the ritual process that brings all Alpha Chi Omega’s together through one uniform ceremony  Enforced rules and regulations established by the organization among peers regarding attendance and participation Fundraising Chair Spring 2012 – Fall 2012  Created new ways to raise funds while involving the outside community  Raised over $1,000 to go to the local Women’s Aid Shelter in Mount Pleasant, MI Conference Experience NIRSA Lead On Conference 2015  Presented to 70+ students and professionalstaffon Central Michigan University’s “Train The Trainer” leadership model with 4 other peers Michigan Intramural Recreation Sports Association Conference 2014  Attended and volunteered at a state wide conference held at Central Michigan University  Gained knowledge about relevant updates in the field  Participated in discussions about the organization and student engagement NIRSA Lead On Conference 2013  Gained knowledge of campus recreation and how different facilities operate all over the country  Collaborated with professionals and students to learn how to improve facilities ConnectionsLeadership Conference December 2012  Attended a professional conference to enhance my leadership ability  Connected and networked with Central Michigan University professional staff Volunteer Experience Over 2,000 hours logged volunteering for a multitude of organizations including: Special Olympics Michigan, Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center, American Red Cross, Gus Macker Basketball, CMU’s Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Department, The Parade Company in Detroit (Hob Nob Gobble), Central Michigan University Greek Life, City of Mount Pleasant, Autorama Detroit, Leadership Safari, and CMu’s Leadership Institute
  3. 3. LEADERSHIP Central Michigan University EXPERIENCE Leadership Safari Core Guide 2015/2016  Work with office staff to select the new Core staff for 2016  Lead facilitation activities in leadership initiatives  Conducted interviews and trainings for perspective Leadership Safari guides  Work with peers to put on a leadership program for nearly two thirds of the incoming class including over 2,100 students  Facilitate ways to discuss difficult conversations with participants with 17 Safari Guides of whom I mentor Leadership Institute Intern 2015-2016  Created and facilitated workshops for over 200 Registered Student Organizations on campus  Worked with a diverse group of 20+ student leaders to assess the needs forRegistered Student Organizations  Co-Lead an Institute session at the Connections Conference with a CMU professorto facilitate conversations about socialchange on campus Student Enrichment Council Executive Board Treasurer 2014  Monitor funds of the Registered Student Organization  Initiate and plan fundraisers and programs for students to get involved in University Recreation ConnectionsLeadership Conference Planning Committee Member2013/2014  Planned a professionalconference for 150+ students and 25+ professionals at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City  Organized transportation to and from Traverse City for all participants  Evaluated and selected presentations delivered by professionals Alpha Leadership Experience Facilitator 2014  Worked with Central Michigan students to increase their awareness of their leadership skills and styles  Facilitated initiatives to increase awareness of leadership ability  Debriefed initiatives to encourage critical thinking and problem solving using leadership strategies Leadership Safari Guide 2013/2014  Trained 100+ hours to prepare to be a mentor for a group of 10-11 incoming students  Facilitated discussions and leadership activities  Received an award for exceling in the role of First Year Guide in 2013 SPECIAL “Bleeds Maroon and Gold” Award for Leadership Safari 2015 AWARDS Central Michigan University’s “Volunteers are Central” Recipient 2015 NIRSA Lead On Scholarship Recipient through NIRSA 2015 LaMott Smith Scholarship Recipient 2014 Best First Year guide for Leadership Safari 2013 NIRSA Lead On Scholarship Recipient through CMU 2013