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AMANDA DIXON

(540) 327-4110 | msamandardixon@gmail.com | www.linkedin.com/in/amandardixon

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology & Human Resource Management May 2018
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Spanish May 2016


Radford University, Radford, VA

WORK EXPERIENCE

Career Education Coordinator August 2018 – Present


Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
▪ Educate undergraduate and graduate students on best practices in human resources, including resume and cover
letter writing, professionalism, completing applications, interview skills, and LinkedIn/social media use
▪ Counsel students and alumni in career-related services, identifying compatible academic majors and career choices,
and obtaining employment or acceptance into a graduate program of their choice
▪ Coordinate outreach and programming for students through classroom presentations, club and organizational
workshops, networking events, and etiquette lunches or dinners

Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional October 2013 – Present


ResCare (Blue Ridge Residential Services), Winchester, VA
▪ Care for an individual with an intellectual disability in their own home and guide them through daily tasks
▪ Provide a safe environment and participate in engaging activities, such as community events and interactive games
▪ Assist in the personal development of the individual’s interpersonal and communication skills and abilities

Graduate Teaching Faculty Associate June 2017 – May 2018


Graduate Teaching Assistant August 2016 – May 2017
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
▪ Taught a semester-long introductory psychology course that provided a foundational knowledge of psychology
▪ Developed course plans, assignments, quizzes, and exams for an average of 45 to 70 undergraduate students
▪ Generated a comprehensive list of career options available to students with a bachelor’s degree in psychology

Human Resources Intern May – July 2017


Chaney Enterprises, Gambrills, MD
▪ Recruited, screened, interviewed, and hired 2 candidates for CSR/Dispatcher and 1 candidate for Weighmaster
▪ Enrolled employees in company benefit options, including health insurance, life insurance, and 401k retirement plans
▪ Inspected the company’s concrete and aggregate plants based on safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS

Professional Memberships Honors & Awards

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summa Cum Laude, Latin Honors
Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers (VACE) McGlothlin Student Award, Spain Study Abroad
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Highlander Scholar, Honors Academy
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Dean’s Scholar, Department of Psychology
Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Science Honors Scholar of the Year Nominee, VCHC
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology Dean’s List, College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
Sigma Delta Pi, National Hispanic Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society

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AMANDA DIXON
(540) 327-4110 | msamandardixon@gmail.com | www.linkedin.com/in/amandardixon

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Safety Culture Organizational Development Project January – May 2018


ATI Specialty Materials, Ltd., Monroe, NC
▪ Completed an organizational systems analysis, process analysis, value proposition analysis, and support systems
analysis to provide a diagnosis and recommendations on how to improve safety culture within the organization

I-O Psychology Graduate Program Ranking Project August 2016 – December 2017
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Boone, NC
▪ Assisted with the selection of criteria for the graduate program ranking survey of Master’s level Industrial-
Organizational Psychology, specifically program culture, student/alumni satisfaction, and program resources

Succession Planning Project January – December 2017


Beans 2 Brew Coffee Shop, Boone, NC
▪ Developed and implemented a succession plan and organizational member chart that identifies future successors for
all positions within the organization, including human resources, supply chain, finance, and marketing

Analytics Workshop Project January – May 2017


Safety Summit Conference, Boone, NC
▪ Assisted with the development of a safety conference session in collaboration with a team and professor regarding
the uses of data analytics and how to develop and implement a data analysis plan within an organization

SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Skills & Abilities Professional Certifications

Intermediate-level Spanish OSHA 30-Hour General Certification


Spain Study Abroad Immersion Experience (2015) Health and Safety Institute (In Progress)

Competent in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
Paycom (HRIS), Kronos, SPSS, and Qualtrics Emergency Care and Safety Institute (Expires: June 2020)

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

▪ Secretary, Society of Human Resource Management, Appalachian State University August 2017 – May 2018
▪ Captain, Co-Ed Intramural Volleyball, Appalachian State University August 2016 – May 2018
▪ Training Coordinator, Beans 2 Brew Coffee Shop, Appalachian State University January – December 2017
▪ Executive Vice President, National Society for Collegiate Scholars, Radford University June 2014 – May 2016
▪ Student Liaison, Honors Academy, Radford University June 2015 – May 2016
▪ Communications Director, Relay For Life, Radford University June 2015 – May 2016
▪ Fundraising Chair, Psi Chi Student Chapter, Radford University August 2015 – May 2016

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

▪ Team Captain, Relay For Life of Winchester/Frederick January 2014 – Present


▪ Child Sponsorship, The City of Children Orphanage, Enseñada, Mexico July 2014 – Present
▪ Mission Trip, The City of Children Orphanage, Enseñada, Mexico June; 2011 – 2016
▪ Note-taker, Disability Resource Office, Radford University January 2014 – May 2016
▪ Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE) Program, Dalton Intermediate School April; 2014 – 2016