Amanda Gulino

Freelance Blog Writer & Presentation Assistant

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 Skills
Louisiana State University Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA
• Master of Science in Human Resource Education August 2010 – December 2011
o 4.0 Cumulative GPA
• Bachelor of Science in Psychology August 2005 – May 2009
o 3.4 Cumulative GPA

Graduate Assistant June 2010 – December 2011
Parent & Family Programs, Louisiana State University
• Facilitate 3 orientation sessions for over 1,500 parents while supervisor is on maternity leave
• Supervise, advise and mentor Head Parent Orientation Leader and a team of 11 Parent Orientation Leaders
• Develop innovative advertising and recruitment strategies for Head Parent Orientation Leader and Parent Orientation Leader positions
• Co-develop semester long training program including presentations focused on customer service
• Coordinate planning and implementation of 12 large scale Information Fairs of over 60 campus departments
• Plan a Welcome Week Event for over 300 families and students
• Maintain multiple databases/reports of over 6,800 parents and family members
• Pilot development and maintain all content of Parent & Family Programs website, company blog, Facebook page and Twitter account
• Create assessments for all departmental programming and analyze assessment results
• Restructure and develop new initiatives based on assessment results and feedback
• Co-author A Renewed Family Communications Plan multimedia presentation for national conference
• Oversee hiring process for multiple positions within Parent & Family Programs
• Co-create LSU Family Weekend student leader planning committee
• Manage LSU Family Weekend registration process and communications with over 600 families
• Create periodic leadership development and teambuilding opportunities for Parent Orientation Leaders

Human Resources Intern June 2011 – July 2011
Industrial Specialty Contractors, LLC
• Perform and analyze background checks for over 250 employees
• Ensure accuracy and processing of employee paperwork using UltiPro
• Maintain confidentiality agreements for ISC employees

City Year Corps Member August 2009 – June 2010
City Year New York, AmeriCorps
• Work with a 10-member team a minimum of 50 hours per week in Public School 50 in East Harlem
• Manage City Year - school relationships with teachers and service partners
• Coordinate after school program for 3rd –5th grade students
• Gather and record data including rosters, attendance, and tracking and evaluation information
• Create and facilitate training sessions and presentations for Camp City Year staff

Head Parent Orientation Leader May 2009 – August 2009
Office of Orientation, Louisiana State University
• Serve as inaugural Head Parent Orientation Leader for first ever Parent Orientation Leader team
• Research and spearhead training process for the Parent Orientation Leader team
• Develop and administer learning outcomes assessments of Parent Orientation Leaders
• Research and co-present Commuter Student Success presentation to over 500 attendees
• Responsible for the selling of Family Association memberships (fundraiser) and inventory of giveaways

Saturday-in-Service Coordinator August 2007 – May 2008
Community University Partnership, Louisiana State University
• Recruit record number of volunteers to participate in service projects
• Expand size and scope of Saturday-in-Service service day
• Manage communication with service partners and community members
• Partner with community leaders to serve the Old South Baton Rouge community
• Plan and organize all service day logistics

Song, Skit & Dance Committee Chair January 2011 – March 2011
Southern Regional Orientation Workshop, National Orientation Directors Association
• Organize largest conference event for approximately 2,000 college student leaders, graduate students, and professionals
• Oversee all aspects of event production including order of show, logistics and coordination of volunteers
• Develop comprehensive facilitation guides and volunteer assignments for over 20 volunteers

LSU Ambassadors October 2005 – May 2009
Overall & Training Chair
• Serve as leader of organization of 250 members and executive council of 12 members
• Lead bi-weekly general membership meetings and council meetings
• Develop and facilitate programming for 28 hour training program for 70 new members
• Create comprehensive 90 page training binder publication
• Recruit a record number of facilitators and volunteers to staff training sessions
• Establish first ever incentive program to reward participation

• City Year Baton Rouge Guest Trainer
• Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee
• STRIPES 2010 Group Mentor

Amanda has been an amazing contribution to LSU Parent & Family Programs. Her work ethic, initiative and professionalism are unmatched! She is responsible for the majority of the communication for all families at LSU, which currently has over 23,000 undergraduate students. She created the Parent & Family Programs website and social media outlets and maintains these in addition to the LSU family email account on a daily basis, a task that is traditionally reserved for professional staff members. I have been most impressed with the dedication and leadership she provides to our Head Parent Orientation Leader and her institution of a comprehensive training program for the team of Parent Orientation Leaders which is focused on the development of each student. Amanda thinks and acts as a professional in the field and is always one step ahead, thinking of innovative ways Parent & Family Programs can serve the families of LSU. –Aimee Frierson, Assistant Director, LSU Parent & Family Programs