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Enrollment Counselor / International Student Advisor Career Profile— Male, age 35 (ID #319)

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1. Employment Profile: What exactly does a n Enrollment Counselor / International Student Advisor do?

  What field is your job in?


  What is your job title?

Enrollment Counselor / International Student Advisor

  Please provide a brief description of the firm or organization that you currently work for
(size and general description of what type of organization it is)

Tri-County Technical College is a public, two-year community college serving Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties through outstanding programs and unparalled service. The College serves approximately 6,000 - 7,000 students through both on-campus and distance learning courses.

  How long have you been employed in this position?

1 Year and 1 month

  How many hours do you work a week on average?

40 plus

  Please provide a BRIEF description of your duties and responsibilities. (job description)

Assist applicants in establishing and clarifying educational, career and personal development goals. Develop and present career and educational presentations. Provide academic, personal, and career counseling for international students. Serve as International Student Association Advisor and maintain budget. Responsible for all immigration compliance for F-1 International students at the College. Take care of all international students from inquiry through graduation or transfer.

  What was your gross income last year? Please include any bonuses or incentives received.


  What is your expected gross income for this year? Please include any bonuses or incentives you expect to receive.


  Please list any benefits you have (Please include number of weeks vacation, sick leave and type of health insurance, retirement plan 401k)

3 weeks paid vacation, State medical & dental insurance & State retirement plan

  Do you feel you are under/well/over compensated at your current position?

Under compensated

2. Work environment!

  Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Explain

This job requires that I work with the entire Admissions department and other enrollment counselors very closely. I enjoy these relationships. We often give campus presentations and College Tours as a team.

  Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?


  Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?


  Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it

I have an office located in the Admissions Office on the college campus. The Admissions Office has a nice professional working environment. Unfortunately, my office has no windows.

  Please rank in order of importance from 1-8 (1- most important 8- least important) Assign each number once.

  • 5 Income
  • 4 Work Environment - co-workers
  • 7 Work Environment - supervisors
  • 6 Benefits
  • 2 Hours
  • 3 Level of responsibility
  • 1 The actual "work" you do at your job
  • 8 Job Title

3. How should someone new to the workforce get a J-O-B like yours?

  If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?

The position is for someone who has a background in education. Living and working overseas for several years is also probably neccesary experience for working directly with International students. A masters degree is a minimum requirement.

  What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours? Please be specific and explain why (e.g., social skills, organization skills, technical skills)

Important skills include: being highly organized, being able to multi-task, love for international people and cultures, and having a positive attitude.

  Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?

Definitely a bachelors degree and probably some teaching experience. A Master's Degree in Eduction is also probably needed for success.

  What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?

You have to have a love for education and for helping people to achieve their goals. You have to be an educator but also a counselor and salesman at the same time.

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