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Matthew Powers

(617) 699-5800
Boston College
Bachelor of Arts in History

18 Eaton Court
Wellesley, MA 02481
September 2001 May 2005

Tufts University
September 2014 - current
Masters of Arts in Teaching (History concentration)
Northeastern University (Graduate School of Engineering)
May 2011 August 2014
Admissions Assistant
Boston, MA
Respond to all applicant inquiries. Estimated amount of email and phone inquiries per year: 3,000-4,000
Electronically mass-updated all applications. Applications rose ~4,000/year to ~8,000/year during my stay
Perform two transcript audits per year (Fall and Spring semesters) confirming that grades on physical, official
transcript match grades on electronic, unofficial transcript. This is for all 800 new students that arrive per year.
Meet with Northeastern students daily and help them submit their applications
Northeastern University (Graduate School of Engineering)
October 2010 May 2011
Administrative Assistant
Boston, MA
Welcomed students and faculty at the front desk and direct their questions to the appropriate personnel
Managed the Outlook Calendar and set up all appointments for the Associate Dean
Schedule weekly office meetings as well Seminar and Open House events for the engineering school
Screen and transfer phone calls to the appropriate employees in the office
MIT Literature Department
September 2009 May 2010
Administrative Assistant
Cambridge, MA
Created Excel database containing information of 300+ Assistant Prof. applicants for a junior faculty search
Scheduled interviews, job talks, and campus tours for the final candidates of the faculty search
Designed posters (using PowerPoint) to advertise Literature classes to the MIT community
Proofread all of the Literature Professors course descriptions and syllabi for Fall and Spring Semesters
Freelance Writer
October 2007 April 2009
San Diego, CA / New York, NY
Multiple chapters of a novel I was writing were serialized by the literary journal The Rogue Voice
Reviewed folk and bluegrass albums for the San Diego Troubadour
Wrote pithy, 100-word concert and rock reviews for The Reviewer (San Diego)
Contracted to write health care articles for Frontline Focus, the newsletter for Visiting Nurse Service of NY
November 2005 July 2007
Tenant Education Coordinator
Salinas, CA
Provided 42 hour-long renting rights presentations for the low-income renters of Monterey County, CA
Successfully recruited full-time AmeriCorps volunteers for all 12 spots in our program
Exhaustively reviewed 400+ page State of California Tenants Rights and Responsibilities Law Book and created
three different renting rights presentations for the low-income renters of Monterey County, CA
Provided daily one-on-one renting rights advice for the low-income clients on the telephone
Wrote daily press releases to local media to publicize our community service