Excepts from the curriculum vitae (CV) of lead coach and writer Denise Felder.

CAREER SERVICES & COACHING EXPERIENCE
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Mentor low-income teens and adults seeing career guidance
~ Assisted high school students with postsecondary and career exploration
~ Developed online trainings and webinars for Career and Technical Education professionals
~ Created career pathway data crosswalk matching occupations to education levels
~ Researched national and local labor market and workplace trends
~ Supervised content development and outreach for multiple career web projects:
* DeniseMpls.org
* MnCareerCollaborative.org
* MN Career Pathways (adult students)
* Toolkit for Educators and Career Advisers
* MyMnCareers (Adult Basic Education)
* STEP AHEAD (incarcerated and ex-offenders)
* Job Seekers Guide (9 state websites)

COLLABORATION EXPERIENCE
Actively participated in multiple cross-agency committees:
~ Minnesota Career & College Readiness Collaborative (founding co-facilitator)
~ Minnesota State Career Advising Liaison Team
~ Big Brothers Big Sisters Engagement & Enrichment Committee
~ MN Shared Vision for Youth
~ Student Resiliency & Retention Initiative
~ CareerOneStop Content Advisory Committee
~ GPS LifePlan Advisory Committee

HONORS / AWARDS
President-Elect/President/Past-President, MN Career Development Association (3-year elected term)
Mentor of the Year, Employment Action Center (WAND) (Received twice)
Marty Dockman Merit Award, MCDA
Best Counseling or Personal Development Coach, Black Twin Cities
Northern Lights Award of Merit for MnCareers, MN Association of Government Communicators
Virtual Success Award, Career Education Corp. (received 5 times)
First Place – Best Journalism Site, National Press Club
Sigma Delta Chi Award, National Society of Professional Journalists

EMPLOYMENT
DeniseMpls Career Services, Lead Coach / Facilitator / Content Creator
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Career & Technical Education Director of Professional Development
iSeek Solutions, MnCareers Editor / ISEEK Outreach Manager / CareerOneStop Content Specialist
Forum on Workplace Inclusion, Career Center Outreach Coordinator
Star Tribune, Education Careers Advice Writer
Brown College, Career Services Representative
PATHFinders Job & Career Centers, Employment Associate
Felder Enterprises, Freelance Writer & TV Producer
Internet Broadcasting Systems, National News Editor
Twin Cities Employment Weekly, Editor

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
MN Career Development Assoc., Elected Board Member (3 terms)
Forum on Workplace Inclusion, Event Volunteer
Big Brothers Big Sister of the Twin Cities, Engagement & Enrichment Committee Member
Forum on Workplace Inclusion, Career Service Center Coach
AchieveMpls, High School Volunteer
Resource Inc., Women Achieving New Directions Mentor
Park Avenue UMC, Adult Education Committee Member
Twin Cities RISE!, Mock Interview Evaluator

EDUCATION / TRAINING
Metropolitan State University, Master’s of Arts in Psychology
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Thesis: Influence of career guidance and work-based learning on achievement gaps
~ Research: Cultural disparities in education and employment
~ Courses: Community Psychology, Conflict Resolution, Advanced Research Methods,
Group Dynamics, Cross Cultural Psychology, Professional Development & Training
African American Leadership Forum, Josie R. Johnson Leadership Academy
U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights, Campus Monitoring Visits Training
Communications Across Barriers, Poverty Awareness Coach
National Institute of Corrections, Offender Job Retention for Correctional Professionals
Reach Communications Consulting Inc., 360Reach Personal Branding Assessment Analyst
Century College, Customized Training Course: Writing for the Web
Boston University, Bachelor of Science in Journalism
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Concentration: Magazine Publishing
~ Minor: African-American Studies

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