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Academic Counselors are employed by postsecondary education institutions and are responsible for providing support to students. Offering education guidance, implementing educational standards, assisting at-risk students and monitoring their progress are activities commonly seen on Academic Counselor resume samples. Essential qualifications for this job include education expertise, excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, analytical thinking, computer competencies, and writing skills. Those interested in an Academic Counselor position should showcase in their resumes a Master's Degree in educational counseling and state licensure.

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Academic Counselor

Counseled a caseload of 300 undergraduate and graduate students using degree completion worksheets, building out class schedules; discussed testing options, and offering conflict resolution. Facilitated presentations to inform students of university policies, procedures and expectations in order to meet graduation requirements.

  • Maintained a 70% student retention rate by providing world-class service by linking education to careers.
  • Hand-picked to participate in North Carolina statewide leadership development program to develop orientation and training procedures for new employees.
  • Participated in a task force to improve employee satisfaction by identifying areas of opportunity at the Charlotte campus to increase morale and productivity.
  • Led a team of staff members to solicit and evaluate speech submissions to select student keynote speaker for graduation ceremony.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
MA
Management / Human Resources Management
2

Lead Academic Counselor

Oversaw the scheduling and advisement for 500 students. Worked closely with center manager on center operations. Acted as a peer leader in department.

  • Increase enrollment by 20% through collaboration with Ogden center team and senior leadership
  • Developed plan to increase operational efficiency and presented to senior leadership for implementation
  • Facilitated training segments during monthly department meetings
  • Assisted in training new employees across department
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Master of Arts
3

Academic Counselor

  • Developed interdepartmental communications guidelines used to minimize errors and streamline processes
  • Created holistic academic progression plans resulting in annual retention rate increase of 10%
  • Coached and advised Enrollment department on academic programs, policies, and procedures
  • Oversaw academic progress of 250-300 students to ensure compliance with University policies
  • Served as a communication liaison between students and Academic Affairs department
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Public Relations
4

Academic Counselor

Liaison between Students and University through communication and support

  • Planned, coordinated and maintained student's schedule of classes & worked with students to resolve scheduling conflicts
  • Provided educational guidance and assistance to students by confidentially counseling students on challenges and personal obstacles working with each student to address any problems
  • Supported the graduation team in areas of admissions, finance and academics
  • Developed and made presentations to Academic Counselors for improvement of student retention and communication
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
5

Academic Counselor

Academic advisement and leadership for all students throughout their academic program

  • Liaison between students and the University with regard to University policies and procedures
  • Identified potential barriers within the student academic process and initiated steps resulting in resolution.
  • Effectively communicated, motivated, and inspired students through critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
MA
Master of Arts
6

Academic Counselor

Utilized student enrollment activity to provide the most in-depth group size analysis on course scheduling. Empowered students to succeed outside of the academic world by relating their instructional program to various occupations and careers. Drove student success by leveraging prior experience to develop individualized academic milestones for students. Further provided unique care for individuals by assessing the student's needs before planning and developing assistance with academics, class scheduling, and degree plans.

  • Provided insight and assistance for the co-development and successful implementation of procedures regarding transcript evaluation and matriculation of international students in Business Programs.
  • Leveraged expert experience in the design and presentation of PowerPoint presentations for new student management operation systems, career services, and retention techniques.
  • Despite an environment and time of low enrollment, to maintain a 90% retention rate for new and continuing students.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Project Management
BS
Business And Management
MA
Business Administration
7

Academic Counselor

Assisted students to progress through their desired course of study by providing guidance and direction for the resources needed to be successful.

  • Managed an average of 300 active student accounts and maintained program requirements in addition to involvement in training projects and initiatives
  • Lead monthly teleconferences and groups on various projects
  • Provided successful communication avenues across finance and academic departments
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
English, Journalism Minor
MA
Adult Education And Training
8

Academic Counselor

  • Managed team of 400 – 500 clients for select, yet diverse programs
  • Averaged 62.17% of active verse inactive accounts throughout 6-year tenure.
  • From 2007 to 2009, increased retention of active clients by 7.72%.
  • Promoted to Team Lead after 1st year.
  • Through Director invite; completed preparing for management program.
  • Peer mentor for new hires
  • Initiated Idea’s Market: voluntary, frontline employee drive imitative to generate ideas to improve business.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
MBA
Master of Business Administration
9

Academic Counselor

  • Advised students and staff on new policies within the Academic Counseling department.
  • Maintained a student lead base of 250-300 students.
  • Completed daily educational tasks associated with these students.
  • Helped students overcome challenges within their degree program to stay on track to graduation.
  • Collaborated with other departments in reaching their goals through student interaction.
  • Assisted with training newly assigned Academic Counselors with departmental goals.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
10

Academic Counselor, Campus Shared Initiative

Advised students during the completion of their Bachelor's and Master's degree programs

  • Managed 400 student accounts of my own and often covered for absent counselors
  • Acted as a liaison between students and their finance and enrollment counselors
  • Received Devoted Advocate Award, two Above & Beyond awards, four Making a Difference recognitions, and several nominations for the Western Region Exceptional Excellence Award
  • Addressed escalated student issues and retained more than 75% of those students
  • Created divisional trainings on National Testing Programs, Microsoft LiveMeeting, Associate vs. Bachelor program
  • Maintained relationships with three campuses' enrollment teams across California & Arizona
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AAS
Marketing
BS
Marketing & Business Education
MBA
Master of Business Administration

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