Sarah McNitt

Resumé

Work Experience

University of Michigan

Technical Coordinator, Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE)
  • Managed the PhD in Scientific Computing, two certificate programs and a fellowship program

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2022-present
Technical Coordinator, Global Engagement Team
  • Coordinated redesigns of the M-Compass (StudioAbroad) website, considering responsive design and accessibility
  • Write technical documentation and training materials for M-Compass users
  • Provide service to campus units that use the M-Compass system, including program setup and program changes
  • Support the M-Compass system by responding to incidents and technical support requests from students, faculty and staff
  • Our team won the 2018 Staff Impact Award
2016-2022

University of Iowa

Study Abroad Advisor & Program Coordinator, Office of International Programs
  • Advised for French-speaking countries in Europe and the Americas; shipboard education
  • Developed best practices to improve web accessibility for users of screen readers
  • Processed grade reports
  • Processed admission of non-UI study abroad students
  • Developed faculty-led programs in Ireland and France
  • Created and led re-entry activities for returned study abroad students
  • Led outreach efforts including:
    • event planning and promotion
    • maintaining contact with third-party providers
    • working with graphic designer to develop printed materials
  • Supervised the work of student outreach assistants

Iowa City, Iowa, USA

2013-2015

Miami University

Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Education
Study Abroad Counselor, Office of International Education
  • Increased study abroad participation from 30% to 44% in a six-year period
  • Advised study abroad students on third-party program options
  • Coordinated outbound exchange programs
  • Developed and offered international events, presentations and programs
  • Served as liaison with academic units on curriculum integration efforts
  • Developed and led orientation and re-entry activities including academic course, re-entry discussions and career workshops
  • Created, maintained and distributed information resources and promotional publications, including office website, study abroad newsletter, printed materials and social media such as Twitter and Facebook

Oxford, Ohio, USA

2008-2013
2005-2008

University of Michigan

Peer Advisor and Webmaster, Overseas Opportunities Office
  • Advised students on opportunities to study, volunteer and work abroad
  • Organized and participated in panel discussions and workshops on education abroad
  • Maintained office website and created the SECUSSA-WIVA site for work, internships and volunteering abroad

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2003-2005

European-American Center for International Education

Web Development Intern
  • Developed organizational plan for company intranet to improve internal communication
  • Redesigned company websites based on usability studies

Pontlevoy, France

2004

University of Michigan

Student Assistant, Bentley Historical Library
  • Office tasks including: reception, filing, mailing, office organization, data entry, photocopying, digital editing and archival processing

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

1999-2003

Albion College

International Student Orientation Advising and Registration Leader, Center for International Education
  • Introduced new international students to Albion College campus and United States academic culture

Albion, Michigan, USA

2001

Education

University of Michigan

Master of Science in Information (Human-Computer Interaction)
  • Central curriculum focused on information management and user-centered design
  • Elective courses included marketing, management, information services and reference librarianship

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2003-2005

Albion College

Bachelor of Arts (French)
  • A broad liberal arts curriculum including humanities, science, social science and fine arts

Albion, Michigan, USA

1998-2002

Université de Grenoble - Centre Universitaire d’Études Françaises

Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF)
  • French language university entrance diploma, roughly equivalent to TOEFL

Grenoble, France

2000-2001

Teaching

Miami University

Instructor: IDS 156 (Study Abroad Re-Entry)
  • Created lesson plans, led classroom discussion and graded students’ work

Oxford, Ohio, USA

Spring 2010
Spring 2011

Lycée Valéry Larbaud

English Language Teaching Assistant
  • Created and led lessons and activities to encourage high school students to use conversational English and learn about American culture
  • Worked with students in pre-professional programs including hospitality, health, optometry and sales
  • Selected by the French Ministry of Education

Cusset, France

Fall 2002
Spring 2003