DARNISHIA L. SLADE PO Box 571 South Range, Michigan 49963 313-213-2951 [email protected] EDUCATION Michigan Technological University PhD, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors Houghton, Michigan Aug. 2013 – Present Research Focus: Microagressions and Mental Toughness Walsh College Master of Management Concentration: International Business Troy, Michigan Sept. 2009 – May 2011 Word of Faith International Christian Center Bible Training Center – Two-year Certificate Program Southfield, Michigan Sept. 2002 – May 2004 Emphasis: Bible doctrine and government of the Church coupled with practical training opportunities. Up with People Worldsmart International Leadership Program Emphasis: Intercultural Living, Community Service, Performing Arts, and International travel in over 50 cities across the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Holland, Liechtenstein and France. Jyväskylä Polytechnic Post Graduate Exchange, International Business Certificate Concentration: Jyväskylä, Finland Aug. 1997 – May 1998 Global Business Management Michigan Technological University Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Concentration: Broomfield, Colorado Jan. 1999 – Dec. 1999 Houghton, Michigan Aug. 1992 – May 1997 Industrial Management EXPERIENCE Director Michigan Technological University - International Programs and Services • • • Oversight and management of 6 professional staff and 3 student staff. Counseling and advising on U.S. government regulations, language adjustments, academic success and acculturation. Strategic planning and programming related to institutional globalization and diversity. Assistant Director Michigan Technological University - International Programs and Services • • • • Jan. 2012 – Oct. 2014 Houghton, Michigan Develop and implement initiatives which enhance the recruitment experience of applicants. Recruit and increase the amount of Michigan Tech students studying abroad. Develop and maintain working relationships with departmental advisors, trip leaders, study abroad agents, and international partner universities. Serve as a liaison on issues pertaining to diversity and globalization. Regional Admission Manager Michigan Technological University – Admissions Office • • Oct. 2014 - Present Houghton, Michigan Aug. 2005 – Jan. 2012 Houghton, Michigan Responsible for the successful recruitment of students to matriculate at Michigan Technological University. Prepare graduating seniors and their parents for the transition from high school to college in the areas of time management, study skills, scholarships and financial aid. Darnishia L. Slade Page 2 EXPERIENCE continued Youth Support Director Mosaic Youth Theatre • • • • Monitor emotional health, academic success, and personal well-being of 110 young artists. Coordinate schedule, merchandise sales, logistics, and sponsor relations during road trips. Develop and maintain relationships with colleges and universities in an effort to provide matriculation and scholarship opportunities for graduating young artists. Design and implement program evaluation process. Treatment Coordinator Boys and Girls Republic Treatment Facility • • • • • • • • • • • • • May 1997 - Aug. 1997 Pontiac, Michigan Summer supervisor of four separate chassis departments. Conducted daily quality gate meeting with co-workers and superintendent. Assisted and supported upper management in implementing”Competitive Manufacturing” concept to hourly employees. Communicated production defects to fellow supervisors, which enabled me to be pro-active on quality issues. Distributed end of the shift downtime reports to co-workers and superintendent. International House Program Assistant Michigan Technological University, Office of Residence Life • • May 1998 – Aug. 1998 Houghton, Michigan Supervised 8 head counselors and their counseling staffs of 12-15 people. Facilitated 2-day counselor orientation and training. Responsible for scheduling, hiring, interviewing, and overall operation of 5 summer camps. 24-hour resident hall contact for disciplinary and troubleshooting issues. Summer Intern General Motors Corporation, Pontiac East Assembly Plant • • • Aug. 1998 – Jan. 1999 Warren, Michigan Worked in Human Resources Department; duties included recruiting university students for permanent positions and coordinating interviews for employment candidates. Scheduled training courses for managers. Researched recruiting statistics and generated a report based on my research. Assistant Coordinator Michigan Technological University, Summer Youth Programs • • • Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2000 Broomfield, Colorado Planned, facilitated, and implemented educational and community service programs for a cast of 115 students from 23 different countries. Traveled to over 60 cities in U.S., Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Chez Republic, Slovakia, England, Holland, Luxembourg, and France. Counseled students on personal and professional development. Worked closely with 5 students from Germany, Holland, Japan, Bermuda, and Norway. Each student participated in a 6-week internship; they assisted in coordinating educational and community service activities. Winter Intern General Motors Corporation, Small Car Division • June 2001 – July 2002 Farmington Hills, Michigan Facilitated a 90-minute group process program with 15 adjudicated young women between the ages of 12 – 18. Conducted individual monthly assessment reports to monitor client’s development in the program. Managed weekly treatment team meetings with a 16 member staff. Education and Community Service Coordinator Up with People, Worldsmart International Leadership Program • July 2002 – Aug. 2005 Detroit, Michigan May 1996 - May 1997 Houghton, Michigan Organized monthly Global Perspective diversity programs for university residence halls. Coordinated efforts with International Student Services and Admissions office to recruit more International and American students into the International House (I-House). Worked with Dining Services to create more diverse meal entrees for I-House residents. Managed and oversaw I-House residents with painting wall murals of their country flags. Worked closely with Residence Hall Coordinator to develop and publish I-House brochure.