International Education Professional
Below is a brief summary of my education and professional background, please click "PDF Resume" for my full resume.
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While working at Spring Street International School, I managed marketing campaigns via radio, print, social media, local organizations and the school's website. I also developed several new channels for our school to reach potential students. Here are some highlights from my time there:
China Trip Preparation
In the winter of 2018, the Admissions office took a trip to China to meet with our current student's parents, agents, and prospective students. To prepare for the trip, I developed a Powerpoint presentation. I also designed and assembled photo albums for the parents as gifts.
4 Panel Brochure
For this project, I worked with our designer and a small team to revamp our 4-panel brochure, which is primarily used to reach domestic students. The brochure is distributed on two of the Washington State Ferry routes. The revision consisted of updating photos, verifying content, and rewriting a significant portion of the piece to align with the school's mission statement.
Marketing Kit - Scholarship Auction and Dinner
Each spring, our school hosts our annual Scholarship Auction and Dinner fundraiser. In our most recent event, I managed all of the promotion and coordinated with parent volunteers. I also created print pieces for this event including posters, postcards, item catalog, tickets and tabletop advertisements for future events.
Below are some highlights of my coursework at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California
Marketing and Recruitment
In this class, my group worked on developing a marketing plan for our learning partner (University of California - Fullerton). The plan focused on increasing the number of Engineering and Computer Science students studying abroad each semester. You can view the Executive Summary here.
In this course, my partner and I worked with Intercultural Communication Institute in Portland, Oregon. The goal of our project was to identify a new country to market the institute's summer program for high-school students. Our project included market research, a focus group, and developing a go-to-market strategy that offered suggestions on how to customize the program to the new market.
Program Design and Assessment
During this class, we worked in small groups with a learning partner to develop or assess a program. Our learning partner the University of Wisconsin - Platteville was looking for more Intercultural Competency training resources. We developed a Wordpress site where we hosted the resources that we either collected or created.
International Student and Scholar Services
One assignment of our ISSS course was to create a short orientation video about a topic relevant to international students' life in the U.S. I chose to cover banking in the U.S. (account types, how to open them, writing a check, and using apps like Venmo to transfer money to friends.) The video can be viewed below.
Comparative International Education
During this course, we were to choose a country and develop a website using text, pictographs, or video to summarize the history and current education system. You can view my website about Taiwan here.
In this course, we discussed various Citizen Diplomacy programs and organizations. Our major assignment was a project proposal with mock selection committee. We were given a request for a project proposal and three groups competed for each funding opportunity. In class, we took turns acting as selection committees. Our group's project was selected as the winning bid for our project. You can view our project proposal here.
Study Abroad and International Exchange
This course discussed issues pertinent to Study Abroad programming. We had several guest speakers present about language learning, crisis management, and more. One project we worked on was a mock budget request for a study abroad program. Our group worked on providing a budget for a short term trip to Rome. You can view our budget memo and the budget spreadsheet.
While at MIIS I participated in the Summer Intensive Language Program as well as taking Business Chinese and Modern Chinese in my two semesters. During this time I wrote two essays about International Education topics.
During my practicum I worked at Spring Street International School in Friday Harbor, Washington. During this time I worked on the following projects:
Principles and Practices of International Education, Budgeting in Educational Organizations, Staff Management in International Organizations, International Scholarship Program Management, Developing Intercultural Training in Organizations, Leading Across Cultures