Mitch Lederman, MBA, M.Engineering
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Executive Leadership

I. State of Ohio executive team member

  • Represented and advocated for Career Services in the Ohio market (four campuses)
II. Member of the System-level (“Headquarters”) Career Services Workgroup

  • Performed peer audits and file reviews of Career Services operations in other Bryant & Stratton markets
  • Created course modules for System-wide Career Management courses
- Company Research
- Cover Letters
- Effective Resumes
- Thank You Letters

  • Presented “Transforming Career Services” to workgroup
  • Facilitated workshops on student engagement and Career Services leadership principles during 2014 Career Services Annual Meeting
III. Mentored local Directors of Career Services and helped realign attitudes from “below the line” to “above the line” (Oz Principles) with a resultant improvement in performance and Career Services results

Operations

I. Overall responsibility for the Career Services outcomes of four area campuses

  • Integrated Career Services with all departments
  • Managed operations with lean resources (staff of 6 serving four campuses)
- Two campuses recognized by the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools for outstanding performance and operations during 2014-2015
- Rebuilt career services operations at one campus, resulting in a 10% increase in graduate employment outcomes in 2015
- Two of the three established campuses exceeded prior year results by greater than 5% in 2014

  • Solely responsible for starting up and maintaining Career Services function at Akron campus
- Winner of highest 90-day placement rate and highest year-over-year salary increase (2014) awards

  • Reconfigured and rebuilt campus-wide confidence in career services operations at Eastlake Campus
- Hired and trained new staff member and maintained overall responsibility for Career Services at the campus


II. Taught First Year Experience (FYE) class that helped orient new students to college-life and introduced them to career preparation activities

III. Led Career Services breakout sessions during new student orientation

IV. Streamlined graduate survey and paperwork process

V. Created relationships with area employers that aided in strong placement rates and internship participation

VI. Brought employers onsite to showcase career and volunteer opportunities and to present workshops on topics including career management, transitioning from college to the workforce, and financial management

VII. Project Manager for first-ever Ohio market Career Fair – 65+ employers in attendance

Career Services Directors and Faculty/Staff Training and Professional Development

I. Developed and presented in-person training programs and modules for career services teams, faculty, and staff

Sampling of programs included:

  • Professional Needs Based Relationship Sales Training
  • Workplace Connections training for faculty
  • Career Services for Deans
  • Employability Series Workshop training for faculty

Career Services’ Initiatives for Students and Graduates

I. Created and presented workshops to students

  • Four Golden Rules For Creating An Effective Resume
  • Tough Interview Questions
  • Tell Me About Yourself
  • Classroom to Boardroom
  • Soft Skills Desired By Employers
  • Networking in the Digital Age
II. Developed career services tools for students and graduates

  • Resume template focused on achievements and accomplishments
  • Company Research guide and worksheet
  • Effective Correspondence
III. Met in one-on-one and group settings to discuss career planning strategies with students and graduates

IV. Created and distributed monthly newsletter providing career services and academic information, tips and advice

Technology-based Initiatives and Planning Tools

I. MyCred Super User – MyCred is an internship management system rolled out by the College in the Spring 2015

  • Extensively tested system before and after rollout and provided feedback on bugs and desired enhancements to College Systems office and vendor
  • Trained faculty on usage of system to streamline classroom operations and support student internship initiatives