Heidi Seegers

Heidi Seegers

Academic Advisor With Experience Counseling College And High School Students

Location
Waterloo, Iowa Area
Industry
Higher Education

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Heidi Seegers's Overview

Current
Past
  • Director of Career Services at Iowa Wesleyan College
  • High School Guidance Counselor at Sumner-Fredericksburg High School
Education
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Heidi Seegers' Summary

Higher Education professional with 12 years of counseling experience working with college and high school students. Strong public speaking skills through teaching a freshman seminar course and presenting college career programs as well as teaching career courses for juniors in high school and 7th grade students.

Heidi Seegers' Experience

Academic Advisor for School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services

University of Northern Iowa

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Cedar Falls, Iowa

*Advise and register students majoring in health, physical education and leisure services programs
*Present information on College of Education programs to prospective students and families at Panther Peek Visit Days

Director of Career Services

Iowa Wesleyan College

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2006May 2013 (6 years 10 months)

*Guided, counseled and assisted traditional and adult college students with career concerns and planning.
*Provided classroom presentations through Don't Cancel Class to all 7 divisions at Iowa Wesleyan College, tailored to the needs of the classroom demographics and professor request.
*Organized and presented annual Etiquette Dinner and Career Symposium with Director of Alumni Association and Student Alumni Association.
*Presented career workshops on job search strategies, designing a resume and cover letter, interview preparation, dress for success and life after college.
*Advisor for approximately 17 first year students and half of the students who are undecided on a major.
*Designed handouts on Choosing a College Major, Writing a Resume and Cover Letter, Job Search Strategies, Interview Preparation, Life After College and Preparing for Graduate School.

High School Guidance Counselor

Sumner-Fredericksburg High School

July 2002May 2006 (3 years 11 months)

*Counseled high school students on post-secondary options, career choices and personal problems.
*Organized annual course registration for over 300 students in grades 8-11.
*Prepared scholarship and award information for review by Awards Committee and high school faculty which was presented at annual Awards Night ceremony.
*Reviewed high school transcripts and tracked credits toward meeting graduation requirements.

Heidi Seegers' Skills & Expertise

  1. Student Development
  2. Career Counseling
  3. Admissions
  4. Cover Letters
  5. Job Search Strategies
  6. Higher Education
  7. Teaching
  8. Event Planning
  9. Student Affairs

Heidi Seegers' Education

Iowa State University

Master of Education, School Counseling

19992002

Activities and Societies: Worked with Iowa State Recreation Services while attending school.

University of Northern Iowa

Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations

19931997

*Outstanding Member of Public Relations Student Society of America, 1997-98
*Recipient of W. Timothy Pohl PRide Award, recognizing professional public relations experience and activities, May 1997
*Public Relations Student Society of America Scholarship Award, May 1997

Activities and Societies: Public Relations Student Society of America

Heidi Seegers' Honors and Awards

  • Wesleyan Seminar Service Learning Project Of The Year

    Iowa Wesleyan College Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement
    • April 2010
  • Outstanding Education Program for Etiquette Dinner and Career Symposium

    Iowa Wesleyan College Student Activities Office
    • April 2008

Heidi Seegers' Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Parent Advocate

      March of Dimes
      • Children
      May 2006 present (8 years 6 months)

      Since May 2006, I have raised money and walked in March for Babies in honor of my daughter, Bailey Hope. Team Bailey has raised $2,921.00.

    • Senior/Junior Treasurer

      Faith Lutheran Church
      January 2011 May 2013 (2 years 5 months)

      Managed expenses and payroll for the church using Quickbooks.

    • Community Volunteer

      Help 2 Others
      September 2006 May 2013 (6 years 9 months)

      This organization provides monetary assistance through gift cards to families in Henry County experiencing medical hardship or devastation such as house fires.

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