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Amy

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917A 17 Avenue | Seattle, Washington 98122 | (217) 299-6736 | clawsona@seattleu.edu

EDUCATION
Master of Education, Student Development Administration
Seattle University | Seattle, WA

Anticipated Graduation: June 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude


Lewis University | Romeoville, IL


Graduated: May 2013

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Graduate Assistant

Albers School of Business & Economics, Seattle University | Seattle, WA


Aug. 2013-Present
Advise 70-150 students on academic planning, career discernment, and integration into campus
life.
Guide students through the major/minor selection process and align major selection with passions,
strengths, and future career goals.
Coach probation students to identify challenge areas and develop academic improvement plans for
future success.
Use Datatel and Starfish databases to track students academic progress and issues of concern.
Train and supervise 10 New Student Mentors who advise Albers freshmen on the college transition.
Supervise the New Student Mentors quarterly events, including budgeting, marketing, and
programming that connects freshmen with resources for social, academic, and career success.
Lead and develop weekly meetings for the New Student Mentors, and arrange guest speakers from
campus departments to speak about pertinent information and resources on campus.
Collaborate with the Albers advising team to interview and hire the New Student Mentors.
Organize the Albers mentorship program, which includes pairing 800 upperclassmen with faculty
mentors and planning the Profs and Pizza event that kicks off the program.
Assist with study abroad course evaluations, transfer course evaluations, closed class forms, and
review graduation applications when needed.
Remain up-to-date on campus policies and procedures.
Conduct two transfer orientation sessions to acclimate new students to Seattle University, and
provide students with beneficial information about the Albers School of Business & Economics.

Intern, Academic Advising and First Year Experience

Academic Advising, Bellevue College | Bellevue, WA




April 2015-Present
Identify and learn best practices for advising and educational planning at the community college
level.
Assess online Bellevue Academic and Registration Kickoff (BARK) presentation for accessibility
issues, provide suggestions for improvement, and create an ADA accessible online BARK
presentation.
Tabulate assessments for winter and spring quarter sections of First Year experience HD 100
courses, and provide feedback based on qualitative and quantitative data.

Analyze First Year Experience assessment in relation to course outcomes, and provide suggestions
for improvement.
Learn Degree Audit, HP, and Transfer Course Equivalency Guide databases, and understand Direct
Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program for AAS, AS, and AB degrees.
Attend Washington Academic Advising Coalition conference to collaborate with community
college advisors, and learn about transfer policies for private and public four-year institutions in
the state of Washington.

Lead Ambassador, Study of the United States Institute on Womens Leadership

International Programs, Green River College | Auburn, WA



July 2014
Mentored 19 women from Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan during their month
long experience in the SUSI Womens Leadership program.
Advised a team of lead ambassadors, and worked closely with the International Programs staff for
scheduling and programming daily activities.
Created narrative learning opportunities by promoting discussions and activities that allowed
students to share their personal experiences and backgrounds.
Coordinated the Farewell Banquet and assisted students with planning and executing cultural
presentations at the banquet.
Engaged in womens leadership seminars and overnight retreats on leadership and listening, speech
communication, servant leadership, and women in environmental leadership.


Student Development Administration Internship Fair Committee


SUSDA, Seattle University | Seattle, WA




Sept. 2014-May 2015
Collaborated with internship and Networking Committee members to plan and prepare materials
for SUSDAs annual Internship and Networking Fair.
Provided suggestions for improvement, and updated site supervisor task sheet for the site
supervisor workshop.
Planned and presented a professional development LinkedIn workshop for colleagues in the
Student Development Administration program.
Reviewed resumes at the Internship and Networking Fair preparatory workshop.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aging and Neurocognition Research Assistant

College of Speech and Hearing, University of Illinois | Champaign, IL


April-Aug. 2012
Assisted with research on preventative cognitive techniques for Alzheimers disease at the College
of Speech and Hearing.
Trained a high school assistant on data tabulation and literature search techniques.
Synthesized previous research and information on Alzheimers disease and semantic inhibition
through in depth literature searches.
Cleared EEG data of blinks, and created epoch files, data tabulations, and standard distributions
with clean data.
Assisted in the creation of a word-binding test for Alzheimers research participants.

Assistant Teacher
First School Inc. | Mahomet, IL




Summer 2010-2013
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Director qualified, summer programs teacher for preschool and 1 -5 grade aged students.
Provided an enriching learning environment for students by creating learning activities to engage
students from multiple learning styles and backgrounds.
Demonstrated effective use of classroom management skills, and developed positive relationships
with staff, students, and parents.
Followed emergency procedures and best practices to ensure safety of all students.

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE


Editor, SUSDA Magis Student Development Journal



Volunteer, University of Washington Dream Project

Created and presented a workshop on [In]Visible Identities
Member, Seattle University Cross Country Team

Member, Seattle University Track and Field Team

Founder, Project Bookworm for Federal Aid Locations

Member, Lewis University Cross Country Team


Member, Lewis University Track and Field Team

Sept. 2014-May 2015


Nov. 2014
Feb. 2014

Aug. 2013-June 2014
Aug. 2013-June 2014
Jan. 2013
Aug. 2009-May 2013
Aug. 2009-May 2013

PUBLICATIONS

Clawson, A., Hartz, J., Van Drimmelen, R., (2015). First-year experience in relation to student

retention. MAGIS: A Student Development Journal, 9, 53-62. Retrieved from
https://susda.wordpress.com/magis/

HONORS AND AWARDS


Lewis University High Honors





Br. David Delahanty Award



NCAA Division II All National Academic Team

NCAA Division II All-Conference Team


Great Lakes Valley Conference Track and Field champions

May 2013
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Fall 2010, Spring 2010
Fall 2010
2010, 2011

Jan. 2014-Present
Oct. 2014-Present
Apr. 2011-Present
Sept. 2011-Present
Apr. 2010-Present
Aug. 2010-May 2013

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS

National Academic Advising Association



National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology
Delta Epsilon Sigma, National Scholastic Honors Society
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Student Athletic Advisory Council