Christel Milak-Parker

  2740 Arrandell Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 379-8538


College Connections,  Midlothian, Virginia
IndependentCollege Consultant
Assist students and their parents in college selection and application materials.
Coach and edit college and scholarship essays.
Analyze admissions statistics to qualify client profiles for potential admission.
Establish and maintain working relationships with college admissions officers.
Inform students and clients about the financial aid process.

2004-2005, 1995-1999 

Greater Richmond Area Scholarship Program (GRASP).
Financial Aid Advisor
Familiarized students and their parents with all aspects of financial aid.
Assisted parents and students in completing FAFSA forms and interpreting
Student Aid Reports.
Provided information on scholarships available from schools and private sources.
Spoke to junior and senior English classes about financial aid as part of the college application process.


Clover Hill High School, Midlothian, Virginia.
 College and CareerCenter Coordinator
Assisted students and their parents in all aspects of the college application process, including selection, applications, essays, interviews, financial aid and scholarships.
Established career information files to supplement EXPAN and Virginia View databases.
Managed, scheduled and trained a team of 40 parent volunteers and 6 student aides.
Scheduled and met with college representatives.
Selected and purchased reference materials.
Developed informational handouts for students and parents.


Omron Electronics, Inc., Schaumburg, Illinois.
Distributor Support Liaison, 1983-1984  (Part time position)
Supervised advertising agency in the development of co-op advertising materials.
Coordinated distributor co-op advertising program.
Wrote corporate newsletter.

Marketing Communications Supervisor, 1981-1983
Directed advertising agency in the development of advertising and collateral materials.
Coordinated all trade show activities including the design and maintenance of trade show booths.
Supervised clerical and support staff.


Douwe-Egberts Superior Co., Bensenville, Illinois
Marketing Assistant, (Moccomat Division)1979-1981
Coordinated all trade show activities.
Worked with ad agency and printers to develop advertising and collateral materials.
Wrote corporate newsletter.
Managed distributor co-op advertising program.
Conducted market research.

Personnel Assistant, (Superior Tea and Coffee) 1978-1979
Interviewed both exempt and non-exempt employees.
Conducted new employee orientation.
Met with managers and department heads to determine recruitment needs.
Recruited a part time/temporary pool of employees.


M.Ed. School Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S. Psychology and Business Management, Eastern Illinois University

2006 to present    Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.)
2005 to present National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
2004 to present Business Networking International (BNI) Fargo Group;
Visitor Host 2006, Educational Coordinator 2009-10
2004 to present    Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admission
Counseling (PCACAC); Presenter 2008
1999 to 2006 Smart Women in the Market (S.W.I.M.), NAIC Investment Club President 2003-2004, Treasurer 2004-2005
Volunteer and Community Service

2008 to present Partnership For The Future, Richmond VA; GUIDES mentor, presenter

Hayes Foundation, Richmond VA

1993-1999, 2000-2005 College and Career Center Volunteer, Midlothian High School