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RITA J. O’BRIEN, M.ED. 140 Franklin Place, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342 828-301-0606 obrita@aol.


ASSOCIATE/DIRECTOR OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT ~ PRE-HEALTH ADVISOR Focus of Interest: Student Development and Mentoring Dedicated and results-focused coach and adviser with extensive experience in man aging student and professional career development programs, eager to pursue a ca reer in an academic setting to advise, guide, and mentor students. Areas of Expertise: Coaching and Mentoring Student Development Workshop Facilitation Course Advising Full Desk Recruiting Program Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ~ Atlanta, GA Standardized Patient, Clinical Skills Program 2010-Present Present sophisticated assessment and feedback to Emory’s School of Medicine learners on their clinical skills Key Accomplishment: Recognized efforts from Medical faculty for creating real-life scenarios and providing excellent constructive criticism to the Emory’s School of Medicine le arners MOFFITT INTERNATIONAL ~ Asheville, NC VP, Biomedical Division, Full Desk Recruiter -Business Development and Recruiti ng 2003-2009 Established a client base and talent network of MDs, PhDs, and executive -level life sciences professionals Advised candidates in major life changes fo r career advancement Interfaced between clients, HR departments and candidates for interviewi ng, salary negotiation and successful placement for Pharmaceutical clients Key Accomplishments: Generated the two largest client fees in the history of the firm O'BRIEN & COMPANY ~ Territory Atlanta/Charlotte, Dallas Life and Business Coach 2001-2003 Coached business owners and sales professionals in marketing and sales t echniques

Key Accomplishment: Developed new accounts with financial advisor business owners and sales pros for year-long coaching contracts ESOURCE CORPORATION ~ Atlanta, GA Account Director, Full Desk Recruiter, Client Development and Recruiter 2000-2001 Closed contracts with Fortune 500 clients for staffing needs Recruited, advised and placed top Training and Development Executives fo r clients. Negotiated contract and candidate’s salaries Key Accomplishment Generated the highest paid fees for staffing services, by placing CLO a nd VP GUZZARDO LEADERSHIP GROUP ~ Atlanta, GA Executive Coach 1998-2000 Recruited and coached financial services million dollar round table exec utives in business practices Key Accomplishment: Closed a two-year coaching contract NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS ~ Atlanta, GA Account Executive B2B 1995-1998 Sold new technology to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in Atl anta, utilizing consultative selling techniques Key Accomplishment Won the top market share for the nation Earned 13 "Quota Buster" awards for 200% to 378% of quota PRIMERICA ~ Atlanta, GA Corporate Development Manager (Contract), Operation Baby Buckle 4


Directed and guided agents nationwide to develop fund raising programs f or respective cities. Key Accomplishment: Authored manual for fund raising projects PENSACOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE ~ Pensacola, FL Program Director, Single Parent/Displaced Worker and Gender Equity 1


Developed and managed marketing and business plans. Counseled, advised, enrolled students in college programs Interfaced with students, faculty, and administration Engaged top employer executives to speak at employment workshops

Key Accomplishments: Model program utilized by the (DOE) Department of Education throughout t he State of Florida Authored two grants increasing funds by 250% and student enrollment by 300% Chosen to serve as the 1st President Gender Equity Program

EDUCATION/CREDENTIAL Master of Education in Educational Leadership ~ 1993 THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ~ Pensacola, FL GPA 3.4 Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Interdisciplinary Minor in Psychology ~ 1984 THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA ~ Pensacola, FL GPA 3.6 Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Co-Active Coaching Cer tificate Microsoft Office and internet proficient.

ACTIVITIES Volunteer, American Cancer Society