DJ-Hardwick

DJ Hardwick

Student, University of Nebraska at Kearney
 

Phone:

(213) 935-0220
 

Email:

DJ@djhardwick.com 

Office Address:

SFT Rm. 142M

1013 W 27th Street

Kearney, NE 68849 

WORK EXPERIENCE
 
2020-Present

First Year Experience Coordinator

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Office of Student and Family Transitions

  • Facilitate the integration of first-year students to the University community by coordinating major campus events designed to introduce first-year students to university traditions and create a foundation for developing community.

  • Preserve and enhance department branding through social media marketing strategies, presentations, and meetings.

  • Regular supervision and management of student employees and volunteers.

  • Work closely with campus partners to create an intentional, collaborative, and inclusive experience for first-year students.

2021-Present

Undergraduate Fellow

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

  • First UNK scholar selected for the prestigious and reputable NASPA Minority Fellowship Program.

  • Participate in weekly formal advising sessions to engage in structured exchanges and dialog.

  • Attend conferences and experiential learning programs to network with professionals from colleges and universities across the country

  • Read and discuss seminal documents and contemporary research pertaining to higher education student affairs.

2020-Present

Resident Assistant

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Office of Residence Life

  • Manage a university residence hall floor of 48 ethnically diverse undergraduate students.

  • Run monthly floor meetings and conduct frequent room drop-ins to discuss events, developments, and concerns to ensure that students are kept up-to-date on all pertinent information.

  • Enforce University and Residence Life rules and regulations resulting in a safe, orderly, and enjoyable living environment.

Summer 2021

New Student Enrollment Leader

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Office of Undergraduate Admissions​

  • Assist with the organization, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of New Student Orientation programs.

  • Initiate and maintain positive and professional communications to prospective students and their families through social media, email, and phone calls.

  • Acquaint new students with campus services, activities, facilities, and campus rules and regulations.

2021-Present

Title IX Process Advisor

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Office of Equity and Compliance

  • Assist complainants and respondents in understanding and navigating the Title IX investigation process.

  • Accompany complainants and respondents to administrative meetings, interviews, and pre-hearing investigations.

  • Serve on Title IX formal administrative hearing panels to hear witness testimony, review evidence, and provide recommendations for grievance decisions.

EDUCATION
 
2018-May 2022

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Bachelor of General Studies

Coursework: event planning, human resource management, counseling, marketing, and communications

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS & AWARDS
 
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Mountain Plains Regional Vice President
2019-2020
Nebraska State President
2017-2018, 2020-2021
Nebraska State Vice President of Membership
2019-2020
National Leadership Conference Intern
2018, 2019
UNK Chapter Vice President
2019, 2020
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First Generation Executive Committee Member
2019-2021
Student Court Chief Justice
2019-2022
College of Business and Technology Student Ambassador
2020-2022
First Generation Trailblazer Award
November 2021
Student Employee Rookie of the Year Award
 April 2021
Student Body Homecoming King
 October 2021
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Board of Trustees Member
2014-2021
SKILLS
 

Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word

Nebraska State Notary Public

Google Certified Educator - Level 1

OSHA General Industry Certification

World Health Organization
COVID-19: Detection, Prevention, Response, and Control Certification

Communication

Team Leadership

Problem-solving

Time Management

Adaptability

FEATURED CONTENT
 
Homecoming-Royalty-2021-6.jpg
FBLA-PBL Farewell | 59:10
"Hope is in tomorrow, but reality is now"
DJ Hardwick, Holly Rockenbach crowned UNK
homecoming royalty Thursday evening

"UNK’s homecoming royalty are selected
by two rounds of student voting"
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UNK office provides ‘seamless transition’
for freshmen, transfer students

"My experiences at UNK have given me the
insight to better prepare students and provide
that inclusive, affirming and welcoming environment"
Bringing Life to CTE through CTSOs | 1:20
"Developing students into career-minded
youth leaders through CTSOs"