Clare is highly motivated, credible, creative, politically aware, enthusiastic and always willing to serve the public good.
Clare holds a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature and has over 10 years of experience in the communications sector and post-secondary administration. She has presented at conferences, taken numerous courses, and participated in professional development workshops relating to career development, not-for profit management, and effective leadership.
While in her role as the Manager of Recruitment, Retention and Communications at Western University, the university achieved a 57% increase in doctoral enrolment and an 18% increase in master’s enrolment. During that time, Clare consulted with Deans and graduate chairs from all twelve faculties and schools and over seventy graduate programs to produce events and programming that met all of their diverse needs. This developed her project management, interpersonal, and communications skills.
She developed communications plans, conducted market research, and organized dozens of well-attended recruitment, orientation, and career management events and workshops that received outstanding feedback from participants. Every initiative, event, report, and task had to be built from the ground up. Doing this required vision, innovation, and the ability to bring together numerous differing units and constituents in the interest of a shared mission and demanded exceptional time-management, attention to detail, and leadership skills.
Clare now works as the Manager of Career Development and Community Based Learning at Huron University College. In this role she oversees the international exchange and internship programs, offers career counseling and development appointments and workshops and has developed and implemented a co-curricular certificate in Leadership and Professional Development. Clare also works with faculty and community members to bring experiential learning into the classroom,
ensuring that students have experience and context in additional to theoretical
You can see some of Clare's work in career development and promoting the value of a liberal arts degree by visiting her blog at www.whatcanyoudowiththat.com.