Hello, I am Ebonee Horn and I am the Career Services Director at Miles College. I am a lover of anything professional development, diy home projects, and true crime podcast. After graduating from Miles College with my bachelors of science in Criminal Justice and a dual minor in Political Science and International Studies, I started my career in customer services. I transitioned to social services and later found myself in the non-traditional education space in various capacities. My career transition inspired my aspirations to my current role. I have been in the higher education space for 6 years and I look forward to many more.
Director of Career Services, Miles College
Responsible for implementing career development services for the institution , partners with academic units to bridge the gap from classroom to employment,
Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with students, alumni, and employers.
Maintains online dashboard of student and alumni job placement and employer contact outcomes.
Supports and abides by the college rules and regulations and serves on assigned committees.
Academic Advisor of TRiO Student Support Services, Bevill State Community College-Jasper Campus
Provides academic, career, and transfer counseling services to individuals and groups of students in the TRiO/Student Support Services Program.
Collaborates with college recruiters and department staff on new and returning students in the areas of financial aid, admissions, and records, serving as an advocate on behalf of students.
Facilitates workshops to encourage financial literacy and study skills.
Work-Based Learning Coordinator, Gadsden Job Corps Center
Ensured that students have outlets in the community and opportunities to practice skills they are learning in trade.
Created meaningful opportunities for student internships and apprenticeships within the community by building, maintaining and leveraging strategic partnerships with employers and social service agencies.
Increased student employment and educational opportunities by leveraging community partnerships in alignment with their long-term goals.
Monitored 4-6 off-center WBL sites and 6-8 on-center WBL sites with once a week required on site visits to ensure students are working towards trade related activities, mentoring, and monitoring of workplace safety.
Advanced Training/ Acting Work Based Learning Coordinator/Non-Residential Career Counselor, Gadsden Job Corps Center
Promoted and facilitated the application process for the Advanced College and Advanced Training programs.
Conducted college tours to promote transfer to 4-year institutions
Managed the career, personal development, and accountability for a non-residential caseload of 10-15 students, with weekly check-ins.
Coordinated the scheduling of the Work Based Learning Program
Career Counselor, Gadsden Job Corps Center
Managed a caseload of 40-60 students with a minimum of twice a month documented check-ins.
Maintained the retention and job placement of 70% of the caseload.
Conducted individual and group counseling sessions in alignment with career success standards, study skills, and financial literacy.
Dispensed monthly reports to document progress of caseloa
Residential Advisor/Coordinator, Gadsden Job Corps Center
Supervised students after training hours and coordinated a monthly calendar of dorm activities.
Collaborated with the counseling team to reward positive behavior and address misconduct.
Assisted with driving retention and performance in the Academic and Career Technical Training courses by collaborating with the counseling team and instructors.
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