Christa Hagan

Freelance Article Writer & Newsletter Writer

Location:Mc Lean, Virginia, United States
2 Skills
Employment History:

November 2010- Present Kaplan Inc: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions Washington, D.C
DC Metro Campus Manager

? Pushes regular marketing and specialized campaigns through email and grassroots techniques
? Plans, manages and executes promotional events to increase enrollments and sales conversion on four DC area campuses while every other DC area Manager in her position has one campus
? Negotiates with key administrators, student organizations, and advisors to maximize Kaplan’s competitive position by securing volume deals and exclusivity agreements
? Recruits, hires, trains and manages a part-time marketing staff to assist with maximizing relationships on campus
? Lead team to surpass goal by over 14% in the second month of her new position

May 2009- October 2010 Kaplan Inc: Kaplan Tutoring Reston, VA
Academic Manager
? Managed the progress and success for over 200 students by meeting with tutors, parents and even going above and beyond by meeting with teachers, principals and guidance counselors to assure that we were all seeing the results we needed and wanted to see
? Drove sales by pairing understanding the student need with excellent knowledge of Kaplan Tutoring product
? Met and exceeded monthly sales growth goals, often while in a short-staffed center, including one month where goal was exceeded by 6% while staffing the center completely solo
? Recruited, hired, trained and managed a staff of 40 tutors and assures they were all exceeding benchmarks, providing excellent customer service and maximizing the progress of their students until company closed in October 2010

August 2008- November 2008 DC Public Schools Washington, D.C.
After School Program Coordinator
? Worked with community based organizations to create a program full of education enrichment activities
? Responsible for the well being and interests of all 212 students enrolled in the program, often going above and beyond the requirements by creating support groups, transporting students to doctor appointments, chaperoning dances, serving as a committee coach for the middle school student council and helping to run fundraisers
? Tracked and recorded attendance for all students in the program and delivered these results to manager promptly

Relevant Experience and Accomplishments:

May 2008 Cedar Crest College Allentown, PA
Commencement Speaker
? Was voted by fellow classmates to write and deliver a speech for 20008 Commencement

May 2006-May 2007 Copy Editor and Opinions Editor for The Crestiad at Cedar Crest College
May 2007-May 2008 Managing Editor and News Editor for The Crestiad
? Wrote articles for all the sections of the newspaper, covering a variety of issues ranging from campus and student concerns to issues in the community to worldwide issues and news
? Responsible for the layout of the Opinions and News sections of the paper
? Assigned stories to staff writers and assessed the needs of the writers and editors
? Managed staff of 10-20 writers for this weekly publication
? Ran meetings with or in the absence of the Editor-in-Chief

2004-2008 Cedar Crest College Allentown, PA
Majored in Communication and English, with a concentration in Writing
GPA: 3.4
Graduated: May 10, 2008