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Talent Acquisition/Recruiting Manager with MBA from top-ranked school and over 5 years success in three Fortune 500 firms and a university career service center. Breadth of experience in corporate/college recruiting and selection, coaching, training and talent management. Proven track record in relationship management, strategic planning and implementation, creative problem solving, program management, data analysis and employer branding.

Key accomplishments include:

  • Established new college recruiting and branding strategies at EchoStar Satellite, Level 3 Communications, and Qwest Communications
  • Achieved top ranking for Daniels College of Business, due to design and implementation of extensive recruiter relationship strategy
  • Designed and delivered over 40 workshops and seminars, and coached over 600 executives, graduate students, undergraduate students, and high school students in career and professional development
  • Developed and delivered professional development curriculum to 75 primarily minority high school students
  • Initiated and developed a leadership development program, resulting in high retention rates, growing from from 30% to 90% in just one year
  • Selected by business faculty as one of ten outstanding business graduates at Colorado State University
  • Quoted as recruiting and job search expert in The Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post and The Denver Business Journal


EchoStar Satellite LLC – Englewood, CO

Fortune 500 company with over 15,000 employees competing in direct broadcast satellite, entertainment, and telecommunications industries

  • Established and directed integrated, national on-campus recruiting program to attract and select over 50 new college and MBA hires per year
  • Developed pilot summer internship program, coordinating with 10 executive team sponsors for 35 internships; managed summer enrichment and development program
  • Managed relationships with over 10 top-ranked schools to aid in employer branding and attraction strategies
  • Initiated concentrated talent relationship management, on-boarding and retention efforts for new hires
  • Designed and managed systematic attraction and selection process, including redesign of employer marketing materials, behavioral interviewing guide and candidate assessments
  • Managed budget, candidate screening, salary calculations, all candidate tracking and communications, recruiting events and logistics, and all major recruiting decisions

University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, Suitts Center for Career Placement – Denver, CO

Top-50 ranked business school with over 1,000 graduate students recognized for excellence in ethics and strategic management

  • Managed relationships, communications, recruiting programs and branding strategies with over 450 employers, leading to significant enhancements in employer perceptions and increased student placement rate
  • Coached over 500 graduate-level business students, alumni, and employers regarding interview strategies, career planning and talent management pipeline
  • Integrated all external and internal communications to ensure consistent message and presentation, including redesign of website, to more effectively brand services and market to potential employers and prospective students
  • Analyzed exit data and reported placement metrics to national business school ranking officials, such as US News, Business Week, Forbes, and Wall Street Journal

Level 3 Communications, LLC, College/University Recruiting and Relations – Broomfield, CO
LEAD COLLEGE RECRUITER, Information Technology (2000 – 2001)

Fortune 500 company with over 5,000 employees competing in next-generation telecommunications services in the B2B market

  • Implemented comprehensive college recruiting program for the Information Technology organization, resulting in an 87% candidate acceptance rate
  • Developed and maintained relationships with candidates and with representatives from 10 key national schools
  • Organized and managed Level 3’s involvement in two high-profile diversity recruiting events, including recruiting internal volunteers to represent the company on campuses
  • Developed relationships with directors and consulted to hiring managers regarding their employment needs to make hiring recommendations
  • Designed college recruiting brochure, career fair booth layout, salary calculation guide, and various statistical reports used for benchmarking and balanced scorecards

Qwest Communications International, Inc., Strategic Staffing Services – Denver, CO

Fortune 500 company with over 45,000 employees competing in telecommunications services industry to residential consumers and businesses

  • Improved and upgraded technical campus recruiting strategy, resulting in growth from 50 IT college hires to 100 in one year
  • Screened, interviewed, evaluated, and selected applicants, based on resume critique and structured behavioral questions; extended verbal offers
  • Organized and scheduled large group onsite “sell” visits, for 100 candidates per visit
  • Compiled hiring data, analyzing statistical trends to determine effectiveness of college recruiting efforts and reported results and findings to internal clients on a monthly basis
  • Coordinated and managed pilot summer internship program, including assessing client needs, posting intern openings, selecting candidates, and running professional development program for 50 IT interns
  • Designed and developed corporate intranet college recruiting and internship sites using HTML
  • Created sophisticated MS Access relational database to track college candidates from initial résumé screening through to placement, including contact history


Gateway High School Business Education Department – Aurora, CO
Career Skills Coach (1999 – present)

  • Developed curriculum for three classes of high school juniors and seniors (25 students per class), loosely based on Junior Achievement's Success Skills course
  • Taught units on teamwork, communication, personal mission statements, resumes, maturity, business ethics, and interpersonal skills
  • Actively involved in school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, as a coach, advisor, and judge

Dress for Success Professional Women's Group – Denver, CO
Career Skills Coach (2002)

  • The Professional Women’s Group (PWG) is a networking association for low-income women entering the workforce to help them turn their jobs into careers. The PWG promotes career development by offering new information that will help women unfamiliar with the workplace continue to develop their skills and transition into the economic mainstream.

Colorado State University, Department of Residence Life – Fort Collins, CO
Leadership Trainer (1997 – 1999)

  • Initiated pilot program to train, mentor, and evaluate 10 campus leaders, increasing retention from 30% to 90% in one year
  • Created leadership training workbook, "The Art and Science of Leadership," containing ten training modules
  • Evaluated effectiveness of training 4 times a year (every three months), using Kirkpatrick's four level model


Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
MBA - Organizational Development
Ranked by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top-50 business schools in the world (2003)

  • Currently pursuing part-time; projected graduation June 2004

Colorado State University
BS, Business – Human Resource Management (1999)
Ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top-100 business programs in the US

  • Minor – English Literature and Composition
  • Selected achievements include: Magna Cum Laude (top 4%), Outstanding Business Graduate of the Year, University Honors Scholar, Golden Key National Honor Society, National Dean’s List

Continuing Education and Professional Training includes:

  • The Six Thinking Hats, Southwest Training Institute, 2001
  • Targeted Selection Interviewing (TSI), Development Dimensions International (DDI), 2000


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 1998-present
Colorado Human Resource Association (CHRA), 2001-present
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 2000-present
MBA Career Services Council, 2001-present

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