LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Student Union, President, UniversityofMichiganSchoolofSocialWork, January 2010 – Present • Chair and organize two weekly meetings comprised of students and school administrators • Revise the current constitution and policies governing the organization • Develop the budget and enact policies to ensure financial stability • Plan social events to increase unity among the student body Manchester Activities Council, President, Manchester College, September 2006 – December 2007 • Planned and led weekly meetings • Played an integral part of the planning the logistics of the campus events • Reenergized and united the entire student body through our programming • Encouraged teamwork and open communication amongst the group VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Teaching English as a Second Language, Tutor, N. Manchester, IN, February 2005 – December 2007 • Assisted in language classes to local Hispanics and the annual fundraiser TREK Camp, Counselor, Northern Illinois Hospice, Rockford, IL, July 2006 and 2007 • Attended a weekend retreat to mentor grieving children Northern Illinois Hospice, Intern, Rockford, IL, May 2006 – August 2006 • Shadowed an LCSW on home visits to counsel the terminally ill and their families Peabody Nursing Home, Volunteer, North Manchester, IN, September 2004 – May 2005 • Visited with residents on a weekly basis and assisted them with household chores PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE Edna Gates Conference on Alzheimer’s Care, Troy, MI, November 2009 • Gained knowledge about therapeutic interventions and attuned professional conferences AATP Counseling Clients with Anti-Social Personality Disorder, Oaklawn, IL, March 2008 • Completed a specialized, daylong seminar worth 6 CEU’s Creative & Effective Interventions for Survivors of Trauma, Onarga Academy, April 2006 • Gained knowledge about therapeutic interventions and attuned professional conferences SKILLS Computer: Proficient in Windows and Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Moviemaker, Macintosh iMovie, and Internet research; Adequate in Microsoft Excel Languages: Fluent in both verbal and written Spanish Basic skills in verbal and written Korean
I can and I will. I think all social workers should have this attitude. I firmly believe the following: “Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Meaningful life, nor effective social work, is something that effortlessly happens. As a professional, I will be thorough in my work and always strive for solutions. I understand that there will be difficult times, but that is when I will force myself to work harder and be more creative. It is about helping people. I, along with many other social workers, have the skills suitable for all levels of social change—the people skills to help individuals and their families, the problemsolving skills to find solutions, the organizational skills to help people collaborate, the management skills to affect systems and policies. No matter the work I do, I will never forget to work with people-in-environment; understanding adversity, empowering inner abilities, celebrating diversity, and admiring resiliency. I bring dedication, innovation, and receptivity. I do not thoroughly enjoy experiences until I am fully immersed, until I can take ownership in them. This often leads various leadership roles. I enjoy creative innovation—not in that every idea that I create is brand new, but in that I have been successful at innovating new from the old. I believe that the only absolute in social work is that there is no absolute. I see benefits of staying in the gray area, hope to pull others there, and am pleasantly surprised when people have to pull me back to it. I can and I will... create. Please view my attached resume for my educational and professional experiences displaying my passion and dedication for geriatric social work.