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Seoul, South Korea
By:Amanda Nicolette Ferns <anferns3@gmail.com>
Date: 29 March 2018

Amanda Ferns

Chicago, IL ∙ (773) 203-1984 ∙ anferns3@gmail.com

Bachelor of Arts in Communication August 2017
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI 3.4 GPA
Certificate in Peace and Social Justice

International Experience

Franciscan Student Pilgrimage December 2015 – January 2016
Assisi and Rome, Italy
-Attended a 10-day Extensive Pilgrimage sponsored by Cardinal Stritch University
-Experienced Italy through the lens of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi to gain perspective on the Catholic religion
-Participated in team and faith building exercises by attending mass at different locations around Italy to experience different socioeconomic cultures
-Attended a speech by Pope Francis at the Vatican

Exchange Program February 2016 – December 2016
Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
-Learned how to write and speak Korean by attending 3 classes and conversing with locals
-Tutored 3 middle school students and 2 high school students in English
-Visited landmarks and museums to learn about Korean culture through participation in Global Summer School Program
-Attended 8 college level classes on Korean culture and history

Additional Experience

International Experience and Study Abroad Intern January 2017 - May 2017
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
-Crafting a guidebook for the exchange programs offered at Cardinal Stritch, providing extensive information about the countries offered and their cultures.
-Taught two 80 minute Intercultural Communication classes about Korean culture, culture shock, and the importance of studying abroad in college

Receptionist at Student Services Desk August 2014 – May 2017
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
-Tackling any question with critical thinking skills
-Schedule academic advising appointments for students using Microsoft Outlook
-Assist students with their graduation plan in accordance with their Course Needs sheet
-FERPA trained to protect student privacy and utilize Jenzabar

Student Ambassador February 2015 – December 2015
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
-Guide students around campus and convince incoming Freshman to attend Stritch
-Receptionist for University’s main number answer all calls and direct them to the correct department
-Engaging students through personal experiences and answer any questions they have about college and campus life
-Assisted Admissions Counselors with recruiting students by calling high school students and answering their questions

Activities & Awards
2013 – Present, Member of the Leaders Initiative Program, Cardinal Stritch University
2015, Diversity Award Nominee, Cardinal Stritch University
Co-Founder and former Vice-President of Hispanic Club
Board Member of Student Programming Board
Peer Academic Advisor
Eileen Faxel Mahoney Scholarship


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