Through my enthusiasm for travel, language acquisition and cultural exploration I have customized my professional career trajectory to include a blend of passion and profession.
My career interests within international education and meaningful travel focus on the pre-departure and orientation upon arrival. I find that in these moments the most impactful education occurs.
I want to make a positive impact on these moments.
Knowledge & Acquired Skills
Administrative Assistant (May 2014-October 2015)
Managed 8 conference rooms and meeting schedules within the Ingram Cancer Center
Recruited for 9 departments within Ingram Cancer Center for clinical staff, domestic and international post-doctoral positions, and international graduate fellows; proficiency with Talent Central and processing J1 and H1B visas in accordance with university International Student Services office
Revised cancer center's recruitment SOP and implemented a paper-less system to improve time and communication efficiency
Lead cancer center's Elevate Committee as president/chairman in planning and orchestrating quarterly fundraisers. All proceeds went to Caring Hearts fund to provide need-based financial assistance to patients.
Omni Hotels & Resorts - Nashville
Event Coordinator (August 2013-May 2014)
Opened the Omni Hotel Nashville which has over 8,000 sq ft in meeting space and 800 guest rooms
Worked closely with Convention Services, Catering departments as well as executive meeting staff to efficiently execute large conferences, small boarding meetings, luncheons, galas, fundraisers, etc.
Planned and coordinated monthly employee recognition events for a staff of over 500 employees.
Teaching Assistant Program In France (TAPIF)
English Teaching Assistant - Lille, France (September 2012-May 2013)
Crafted and taught cultural lesson plans at 2 middle schools.
Tutored 2 high school students in preparation for their college-level placement exams.
Traveled to over 30 cities in 5 european countries with fellow TAPIF assistants
Travel blog - A Lille Girl in France
Training program providing a foundation in the theory and practice of English language teaching
Careers in Event Planning
Foundation course to planning corporate meetings and executive conferences from site-inspections, step-by step concept development and final billing.
Global Pro Institute
6 week web-based professional development course for launching a career in International Education & Meaningful Travel
Indiana University, Bloomington '12
BA - French, International Studies
Minor - Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Arabic
Senior Capstone Thesis - Listen to the Silence
North African Female Immigrant Identity in French Society
University Aix-en-Provence, France '11
Study courses in french history, anthropology, literature and etymology at local university.
Met with Algerian family for weekly language exchanges over a home cooked meal.
Travel Blog - Sarah'sAix-treme Life
Language & Travel
I use the Interagency Language Roundtable scale for reference.
Green - visited
White - will visit