Baxter - Recruiter - Greenville, SC, USA

Melissa Baxter

Greenville, SC, USA



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Work History

Graduate Assistant

Clemson University Office of Student Enrichment

From June 2013

• Oversee Tiger Ties Mentorship Program for College of Business and Behavioral Science
• Develop and provide training sessions for incoming students every semester
• Coordinate monthly mentee events, quarterly mentor events and bi-annual receptions
• Recruit students for participation in Tiger Ties and assist director in mentor recruitment
• Establish baseline assessment data for Office of Student Enrichment programs and services
• Design and deliver monthly webinars to further educate, inform and encourage alumni members
• Increased student membership by 46% and alumni membership by 22%


Furman University Welcome Center and Admission Office

August 2013 - December 2013

• Read and reviewed incoming applications from prospective students
• Provided 6 information sessions to prospective students and parents
• Researched and contacted 15 similar institutions regarding post-tour surveys and faculty visits
• Created and implemented a post-tour survey for all visitors in order to establish baseline assessment data


University of Georgia Admissions Office

June 2013 - July 2013

• Assisted with training of 12 student orientation leaders
• Participated in 13 first year and transfer orientation sessions for 7,000+ students
• Assisted in organization and implementation of campus-wide resources fair with 100+ organizations
• Moderated 5 question and answer panels for 150-300 parents


January 2013 - April 2013

• Made contact and met with 20+ referred Early Alert students to assess needs
• Assisted referred students in creating an academic plan for improvement
• Researched and contacted 21 similar institutions to compile the best retention practices

Peer Involvement Consultant

Clemson University

From December 2013

Retention Interventionist

From October 2013

Graduate Assistant

Clemson University Campus Life Department

August 2012 - May 2013

Served as a graduate advisor to 3 campus organizations including Central Spirit (athletic spirit
club), CLEMSONLiVE (programming board) and TigerPaw Productions (concert committee)
• Advised and assisted students on event planning, risk management, contracts and budgets
• Helped facilitate major university events including parades, homecoming and concerts
• Aided development and assisted with implementation of new advising model in Campus Life
• Advised 12 students weekly to help plan events and assess leadership growth
• Created first annual event for alumni of Campus Life organizations

Southern Wesleyan University Retention and First Year Experience Central, SC

NODA Intern

Baldwin Wallace University Summer Orientation

June 2012 - July 2012

• Facilitated teambuilding programs for orientation leader training
• Assisted in the planning and implementation of 6 orientation sessions
• Provided various on-site support during the orientation sessions
• Compiled and analyzed results of 150+ student and family evaluations for each session
• Provided a presentation to all incoming students about ways to be successful during their first year

Graduate Advisor

Clemson University Dance Marathon

From September 2012

• Advise 20 executive board members on campus events and Dance Marathon
• Conduct one-on-one meetings with the 6 members of the External Relations Team
• Assist in further establishing Dance Marathon as a campus philanthropy
• Encourage fundraising efforts for Greenville Hospital System Children's Hospital

Retention and Engagement Committee

From September 2012

Tour Guide

University of Georgia Visitors Center

February 2010 - May 2012

• Lead 2 campus tours for groups of 14-50 prospective students and parents every week
• Researched UGA information in order to educate, inform and entertain visitors
• Served as a campus ambassador for prospective students, prospective families, current students,
faculty members, staff members and UGA alumni

Orientation Leader

University of Georgia Admissions Office

December 2010 - January 2012

• Selected as one of 12 students to represent 26,000 undergraduate students
• Led the first official welcome to 15,000+ incoming students and parents
• Prepared incoming first year and transfer students for a successful first year
• Worked with groups of 25+ students and facilitated meetings twice daily

Executive Board

University of Georgia Dance Marathon

March 2010 - March 2012

• Advised the Catering, Entertainment, Family Relations and Morale chairs
• Organized the 24-hour Dance Marathon schedule for 1,000+ students and families
• Served on 27 person board that raised $321K for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Dawg Camp Counselor

University of Georgia

February 2009 - August 2011

Admissions Recruiter, UGA

Georgia Recruitment Team

February 2009 - May 2012

University of Georgia

August 2008 - May 2012

Qualifications & Certifications

Student Affairs

Clemson University

Communication Studies

The University of Georgia, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

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