Employed since 2010
MBA, American International College
B.S. in Accounting, University of New Haven
Before joining Post, I was an auditor and staff accountant. This was my major in college, and what I thought I aspired to do. It wasn’t long until I realized that the corporate structure didn’t fit my personality and I started considering a career change. I went back to school to get my MBA, and ended up really enjoying the graduate higher education experience – so much so that I decided I wanted to combine my new business knowledge with the higher education field.
Post’s Admissions Counselor position immediately appealed to me because I was drawn to the idea of helping people validate themselves and reach their goals through education, especially since my own education helped me envision where I wanted to take my career. I learned about the impressive growth and expansion that Post was undergoing, and I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of it.
Thus, I joined the Post team as an Admissions Counselor in March of 2010. Within two years I was promoted to Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions ADP. Having this new role and responsibilities presented to me was amazing! It was great to realize the opportunity for growth, and to see that I had proven myself within a short time.
As the Director of Graduate Admissions ADP, I manage the admissions team’s day-to-day operations to ensure we’re playing a critical role in helping to change students’ lives through education. We reach out to individuals who express an interest in returning to school, inform them of the different options available to them, and guide them on the next step in achieving their educational goals. It’s incredibly rewarding to hear the various ‘thank-yous’ and stories of success from students once they’ve decided on a program that’s right for them. I also find it very rewarding to see my staff succeed and grow personally, and to see them really flourish in their positions.
The work environment at Post is extremely positive and happy, and you have the opportunity to connect with your colleagues – not to mention people all over the country who you would never have the opportunity to get to know otherwise. Personally, I’ve also found the ability to collaborate with other departments beneficial and have really expanded on my communication and leadership skills as a result. Flexibility, a sense of community, and a variety of social events throughout the year are just a few other perks of working for Post.
If my experience sounds like something that might be a good fit for you, I would say absolutely apply!