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Deborah Park

12522 26 Ave. NE Unit A Seattle, WA 98125


Summary of Qualifications
   Over six years experience serving diverse student population as a coordinator, advisor, tutor, and instructor Ability to develop and facilitate workshops and programs in higher education to aid retention efforts Capacity to conduct research and assessment to evaluate current programs resulting in improved services to constituents

Seattle University Master of Education in Student Development Administration Expected Graduation 06/2013

University of Minnesota 05/2005 Bachelor of Arts in English Literature; Minor in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature

Professional Experience
Interim Internship and Service-Learning Coordinator 11/2011 - Present Worksource at South Seattle Community College; Seattle, WA  Facilitate internship process with faculty and employer partners for approximately 200 students in Professional-Technical and Academic Programs to help connect course learning with potential employment opportunities  Develop and deliver career focused classroom presentations and workshops to help students showcase individuals experiences and skills when seeking internships or employment  Gather internship feedback and track candidate job referrals, student and employer evaluations, and internship participant numbers to inform future programming  Promote and coordinate campus service-learning opportunities with faculty and students in partner with the Seattle Youth Engagement Zone (SYEZ) program Research & Assessment, 200-hour internship 07/2012 – Present Education Abroad Office at Seattle University; Seattle, WA  Compile research regarding education abroad experiences to inform future program implementation  Examine best practices in exchange programs to strengthen exchange programs offered on campus Program Coordinator, Part-time 10/2011 – 11/2012 International Programs at South Seattle Community College; Seattle, WA  Empower 75-100 students quarterly to co-create academic experience in regards to degree options, coursework, graduation and transfer process and provide additional support to 5-10 academic alert and probation students through mentorship and campus referrals   Coordinate International Transfer Fair representing 55 institutions nationwide to increase retention and transfer success Present on culture shock and study strategies in orientation and facilitate workshops on topics including goal-setting as student needs are identified


Deborah Park
12522 26th Ave. NE Unit A Seattle, WA 98125 206-816-5430

Research & Assessment, 100-hour internship 04/2012 – 11/2012 International Programs at South Seattle Community College; Seattle, WA  Researched assessment methods relevant to international students  Created and piloted an culturally informed assessment of 9 international students to evaluate needs  Analyzed responses in an Experimental Review to implement interventions that better serve our foreign student population Clinician, Tester, and Mentor Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes; Bellevue, WA    06/2010 – 04/2012

Assisted students of various ages and learning challenges in hour-long individualized sessions to strengthen reading skills using visualization, repetition, and stimulating activities in a structured and comfortable setting Provided safe environment to assess incoming students, score, and evaluate results to individualize programming according to students’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses Mentored 10-15 clinicians by observing them in sessions with students and providing verbal and written feedback to strengthen methodology

Head Instructor & Instructor 11/2006 – 04/2012 Chung Dahm Learning; Seoul, South Korea  Enhanced lesson plans with discussion topics and critical thinking projects to increase expression of ideas and promote application of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for students of all levels and ages  Conducted observations, gave individualized feedback, and facilitated workshops for 18-20 instructors to help them fine-tune pedagogy  Co-created student evaluation system to assess learning outcomes and offer feedback to students and parents

Leadership & Professional Development
      Student Development Administration Advisory Board 09/2012 – Present Seattle University; Seattle, WA Secretary on Board 07/2012 – 12/2012 Association of Washington International Student Affairs (AWISA); Seattle, WA Co-Presenter- Help International Students Fund their Education 11/2012 Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Fall 2012 Regional Conference for Region I; Seattle, WA Community Development Committee Member 11/2011 – Present Seattle University; Seattle, WA Professional Development Committee Member 11/2011 – 06/2012 Seattle University; Seattle, WA MAGIS Editorial Board; Seattle University 11/2011 – 06/2012 Seattle University; Seattle, WA

Additional Skills
  Proficient in Microsoft Office with knowledge of Student Management Systems (SMS) Fluent in Korean at a conversational level


Deborah Park
12522 26th Ave. NE Unit A Seattle, WA 98125 206-816-5430

Kelly Deforrest Interim Director; Worksource Career Services at South Seattle Community College 206-934-6882 Ana Korsmo Intensive English Program Advisor; International Programs at South Seattle Community College 206-934-5360 Erin Swezey Core Faculty Member and Internship Director; Student Development Administration Program at Seattle University 206-296-6170