Patricia Mason

Freelance Annual Report Writer & Article Writer

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Location:West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/patriciamason
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Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook (both email and electronic calendaring), and Internet Explorer, Front Page, Dreamweaver,
Brio Query, CICS, SRM, Banner, COGNOS, ApplyYourself, Unitime, BALOTS and web maintenance. Experience with Publisher, Fireworks and FileMaker Pro.


Employment:

Examiner.com 06/10 to Present
Freelance Writer

Experts123.com 05/10 to Present
Freelance Writer •
Seed.com 05/10 to Present
Freelance Writer

Textbroker.com 03/10 to Present
Freelance Writer

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Graduate Program Assistant 08/10 to Present
College of Liberal Arts, Brian Lamb School of Communication
• Developed a database for the Communication Graduate Program
• Created a student calendar of deadlines and events
• Appointed International Students & Scholars liaison for visiting scholars
• Redesigned the Graduate Program website
• Developed “Welcome” packets for new incoming students
• Appointed Plagiarism Administrator for the Department of Communication
• Redesigned and updated the Graduate Students Manual
• Developed “Thesis” packets for students
• Proof and process all student’s plan of study, prelim and final exam forms
• Compile and generate reports for all fellowship nominations
• Advise students concerning admission policies
• Interpret policies, procedures, and operations of other university offices
• Compile student data and various reports using Access and Excel
• Process and prepare graduate admission applications and evaluation sheets
• Establish, maintain and distribute all applicant and graduate student files
• Resolve problems while interpreting University and departmental policies and
procedures
• Developed a database to track student information, GPA, accomplishments,
status in program and alumni information
• Maintain the Communication Graduate Program website
• Designing reports for the department head and faculty
• Generate a student progress report for the faculty each semester
• Serve as an ex-officio member of the Communication graduate committee
• Register student’s for courses using Banner
• Generate various reports in COGNOS
• FERPA certified
• Send out information requests using Connect and GradSchool.com
• Generate reports and organize student applications using ApplyYourself
• Inform students and faculty of fellowship deadlines and criteria
• Maintain a graduate student bulletin board
• Designed and developed several informational student flyers
• Developing a handbook for the Graduate Program Assistant position
• Thesis format advisor to the graduate students

Graduate Program & Scheduling Coordinator
10/08 to 08/10
College of Liberal Arts, Department of Anthropology
• Developed a database for the Anthropology Graduate Program
• Created a student calendar of deadlines and events
• Served on the Graduate Schools ApplyYourself task force
• Redesigned the Graduate Program website
• Developed “Welcome” packets for new incoming students
• Scheduled all of our recitations after 9:00 a.m.
• Redesigned and updated the Graduate Students Manual and the Faculty Manual
• Developed “Thesis” packets for students
• Proof and process all student’s plan of study, prelim and final exam forms
• Compile and generate reports for all fellowship nominations
• Advise students concerning admission policies
• Interpret policies, procedures, and operations of other university offices
• Initiated and process new course proposals, deletions and changes
• Compile student data and various reports using Access and Excel
• Process and prepare graduate admission applications and evaluation sheets
• Establish, maintain and distribute all applicant and graduate student files
• Resolve problems while interpreting University and departmental policies and
procedures
• Serve as Scheduling Deputy
• Resolve all conflicts of the Spring, Summer and Fall course schedules
• Developed a database to track student information, GPA, accomplishments,
status in program and alumni information
• Maintain the Anthropology Graduate Program website
• Developing a policy and procedures manual for the faculty and students
• Designing reports for the department head and faculty
• Developing a recruiting program
• Generate a student progress report for the faculty each semester
• Serve as an ex-officio member of the Anthropology graduate committee
• Register student’s for courses using Banner
• Generate various reports in COGNOS
• Work with Faculty on assessment criteria
• Enter assessment data into BALOTS
• FERPA certified
• Send out information requests using Connect and GradSchool.com
• Generate reports and organize student applications using ApplyYourself
• Inform students and faculty of fellowship deadlines and criteria
• Maintain a graduate student bulletin board
• Designed and developed several informational student flyers
• Meet with the Anthropology student organization to assess their needs
• Developing a handbook for the Graduate Program Assistant/Schedule Deputy
position
• Process, track and resolve problems with all course revision form 40’s
• Thesis format advisor to the graduate students

Production Assistant
03/07 to 10/08
College of Agriculture, Agricultural Communication
• Maintained publishing unit database
• Processed publishing form 1’s and travel forms
• Processed publishing orders through the OnePurdue system
• Compiled and generated various reports for the unit and department
• Maintained publishing coordinators calendar and events calendar
• Webmaster for twelve Agricultural Communication websites
• Member of the Connections headline committee
• Created headlines and proofed copy for the Connections publication
• Initiated request for bids on publishing jobs
• Organized publishing units retreat
• Maintained inventory levels of publications
• Distributed samples and proofs to the designers and editors
• Processed a monthly report of project status
• Developed a database in FileMaker Pro for the publishing unit
• Developed an events calendar for the publishing unit
• Designed filing system for scanning Form 1’s
• Completed DTI training and served as DTI for department
• Automated various reports
• Attended an Administrative Assistant workshop
• Attended a Working Woman’s workshop
• Working on International Association of Administrative Professionals certification

Director
08/99 to 06/06
College of Education, Office of Graduate Studies
• Managed a staff of three people
• Proofed and processed all student’s plan of study, prelim and final exam forms
• Compiled and generated reports for all fellowship nominations
• Advised students concerning admission policies
• Provided continuity within and across graduate program in 2 departments and 3
campuses
• Interpreted policies, procedures, and operations of other university offices
• Served as an ex-officio member of various department, school, and university
committees
• Initiated and processed new course proposals, deletions and changes
• Proof and organize all course revision form 40’s
• Managed Office of Graduate Studies budget
• Developed and designed program area brochures
• Maintained Office of Graduate Studies web page using Front Page and
Dreamweaver
• Compiled student data and various reports using Access, Excel and BrioQuery
• Maintained faculty advisor numbers, certification numbers and special certifications
• Compiled and distributed an annual report for the Office of Graduate Studies
• Compiled and submitted data for publication in the annual U.S. News & World
Report
• Served on the Graduate School’s ApplyYourself committee
• Served on the Graduate School’s Database committee
• Developed the first annual report for the Office of Graduate Studies
• Developed a thesis/dissertation resource web page
• Developed and maintained an Access database
• Designed a system to track teacher renewal and license students in a degree
program
• Designed a fellowship nominating form and web page
• Designed a web page for students on how to create and submit a plan of study
• College of Education Outstanding Service Award 2000-2001
• Earl B. Notestine Award for Professional Excellence 1999-2000

Graduate Studies Secretary
3/96 to 8/99
College of Education, Office of Graduate Studies
• Processed and prepared graduate admission applications and evaluation sheets
• Coordinated and supervised registration activities for graduate students and cohort
programs
• Established, maintained and distributed all applicant and graduate student files
• Resolved problems while interpreting University and departmental policies and
procedures
• Developed databases, compiled and submitted reports using Excel, Access and
Visual Basic
• Created templates for various Graduate School forms and tables using Microsoft
Word
• Worked with World Wide Web and HTML
• Developed an Excel database
• Created templates for all Graduate School forms which they adopted and are
currently using
• Developed a system for registering Cohort students


Smith Office Plus, Lafayette, Indiana
8/95 to 2/96
Purchasing Manager • Managed a staff of three people
• Purchased office supplies, furniture and machines for six locations
• Reconciled damaged product returns and freight claims
• Dealt with numerous vendors to set up discount schedules and special pricing
• Managed inventory records on companies' main frame
• Administered quarterly sales, contract pricing and researched product information
and pricing
• Negotiated contract with shipping companies for lower rate costs
• Developed a system to expedite shipping of orders
• Developed a system to streamline fulfillment of orders

Administrative Assistant/Furniture Buyer
12/94 to 08/95
Smith Office Plus, Lafayette, Indiana
• Purchased furniture for six locations
• Created sales reports on Lotus 123 and monthly board reports for six locations
• Produced daily sales reports, fill rate reports and monthly sales by county reports
• Managed customer contracts, major accounts database and compiled reports
from company database
• Proofed advertising copies for publication
• Developed sales reports
• Established a tracking system for furniture orders and shipments

Workshops, Seminars and Committees:
International Students & Scholars Visiting Scholars Training, 2010
Human Relations and Social Behavior Class, SCI Training, 2010
Banner Training, Purdue, 2010
Connect Training, Purdue, 2010
COGNOS Training, Purdue, 2009
Graduate School Fellowship Workshop, Purdue, 2009
Workplace Development, GCF LearFree.org, 2009
Stress, Sanity, and Survival, iVillage.com, 2009
FERPA & GLBA Certification Training, Purdue, 2009
Thesis Format Advisor Training, Purdue, 2009
Connect Training, Purdue, 2009
ACE Program, Purdue, will begin program in September 2009
Graduate School ApplyYourself Task Force for Revising the Admission
Application, Purdue, 2009
Unitime Training, Purdue, 2009
Thesis Format Training, Purdue, 2009
Graduate Student Payroll Orientation, Purdue, 2009
Violence in the Workplace Workshop, Purdue, 2009
What's Age Got To Do With It? Generational Diversity in the Workplace, Purdue,
2009
Excel 2007, GCFLearnFree.org, 2009
The Indispensible Assistant Workshop, SkillPath, 2008
DTI (Designated Trained Individual) Certification Workshop, Purdue REM, 2008
Banner Training, Purdue, 2008
BALOTS Training, Purdue, 2008
Graduate School Fellowship Workshop, Purdue, 1999-2006 and 2008
ApplyYourself Training, Purdue, 1999 and 2008
The Women’s Workshop, SkillPath, 2007
FERPA & GLBA Certification Training, Purdue, 2007
FileMaker Pro Workshop, Purdue, 2007
Microsoft 2007 Workshop, Purdue, 2007
Customer Service Workshop, 1994 and 2002
Graduate School ApplyYourself Task Force for developing the Admission
Application, Purdue, 1999
Purdue Online Management Certification Program, Purdue, 1999
Graduate School Task Force for developing the Electronic Plan of Study, Purdue,
1998
How to Recruit Graduate Students Workshop, 1995
How to Sale and Teach the Printing Business, 1994
Quality Customer Service Workshop, 1993
How to Deal with Difficult People Seminar, 1992