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Melissa Corts

c/o Teach For America New York District and School Partnerships Team
212.279.2666 ext. 84692, newyorkhiring@teachforamerica.org
EDUCATION
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

July 2014 expected graduation May 2015

Master of Arts in Higher and Post-secondary Education, 4.0 GPA

Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

September 2010 May 2014

Bachelor of Science in Business Management / Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, 3.85 GPA


Awards & Activities: 2010 Coca- Cola Scholar; Hispanic Scholar; 8 consecutive semesters on Deans List; Graduated Magna Cum
Laude; Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society; Omicron Alpha Zeta Honors Society; Sigma Beta Delta Honors Society; Liberal Arts
Honors Program; Business Honors Program; Broadridge Executive-in-Residence Program; Study Abroad in England, France,
China, Spain, Ireland, and Germany; Boxtown Service Project; Service TripAppalachian Mountain's Boys Camp Counselor.

EXPERIENCE
Teach For America, New York, NY

Summer 2015

Corps Member
Selected from approximately 48,000 applicants nationwide to join national teacher corps of recent college graduates and
professionals who commit two years to teach in under-resourced public schools.
Participate in intensive summer training program to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains
in student achievement. Simultaneously teach in summer school program run by Teach For America for students in
Philadelphia schools under the supervision of a faculty of experienced teachers.
Engage in professional development activities, including seminars, discussion groups, workshops, readings, and learning
teams specific to my teaching license area.

Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY

August 2014 Current

Admissions Assistant
Serve as an Admissions Officer for the undergraduate schools of Columbia College and the School of Engineering.
Traveled in the areas of Northern New Jersey, Manhattan, and the Bronx to provide information to High School students.
Evaluated applicants for Early Decision, the Visitors Program, Regular Decision and Transfer seasons.

Baruch College, New York, NY

August 2014 December 2014

Freshman Seminar Instructor


Led class discussions aimed at developing life skills and a sense of purpose within the Baruch College Community.
Promoted a safe environment for 24 students of academic exploration as related to their future courses.

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

June 2013 August 2013

Student Personnel Services Intern


Updated and organized the career resources available to students online as well as in print.
Monitored transfer and career counseling sessions and attended workshops about advances in counseling software.

COMMUNITY
Molloy College Student Media, Rockville Centre, NY

June 2012 May 2014

Editor-in-Chief / Student Life Editor


Led weekly meetings of roughly 30 staff members to produce the school newspapers, magazines and news broadcasts.
Liaised between Molloy Administration and students to provide accurate information about news and events.
Reviewed applications/Coordinate and conduct interviews with applicants for staff positions.
Proofread, edited, and provided feedback for all articles submitted for each publication.
Managing Editor
June 2011 May 2012

Molloy College Student Government, Rockville Centre, NY

June 2012 May 2013

Treasurer
Head of the Budget CommitteeCreated and monitored the budgets of 40 active clubs on campus.
Monitor and approve all budget changes for MSG, which works with over $116,000 yearly.
Freshman, Sophomore, and Senior Class President
September 2010 May 2012; September 2013 May 2014

PERSONAL
Basic Spanish; Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, basic HTML,
OnBase, Slate, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Social Media, Photography, and Filmography; Interests in softball, volleyball, swimming,
cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, and other crafts; First Aid/CPR/AED Certified.