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Welcome to our Student Success BLOG!! My name is Bari Marchfeld, and I am the Director of Student Success for Chartwells Higher Education. I'm pretty sure I have one of the most fun jobs on my team, since I get to work with our leadership teams, students and academic partners to ensure success for all... definitely a win-win-win!

Having a degree in education, and a past teaching fifth grade, I really enjoy taking my student engagement to the next level, which is helping them prepare for their future careers! I make sure my teams and I really understand what student need to stay on track to graduating on time, and how our organization can help them achieve their dreams while still in school through paid internships, and then after. 

Throughout the school year, I spend majority of my time out in the field at our 280+ accounts, meeting with our interns, visiting classrooms and ensuring that the Student Success program is as consistent, relevant and easy for our managers to implement. My favorite part is definitely hanging with the interns, seeing them in action and learning about all of their ideas playing out successfully in our business.

I'm looking forward to sharing all of our stories on this blog so that you can get a true feeling of the Student Success community. You will also hear from our interns, our manager and interns who have graduated and our now our leaders. If you would like to talk to me about any questions or ideas, please reach out anytime: bari.marchfeld@compass-usa.com

 This was such an exciting evening! Alex (in the middle) is one of our first Student Success interns to graduate and officially get hired to join our team! Welcome to Chartwells at Southern Connecticut State University Alex!! Her Regional Marketing Director Stephanie (on the left) was there to join us as Alex received a Presidential Circle award from out CEO Lisa.

This was such an exciting evening! Alex (in the middle) is one of our first Student Success interns to graduate and officially get hired to join our team! Welcome to Chartwells at Southern Connecticut State University Alex!! Her Regional Marketing Director Stephanie (on the left) was there to join us as Alex received a Presidential Circle award from out CEO Lisa.

 I am always amazed at the schedules and accomplishments of our interns! Morgan is our very talented intern at Babson College and she is just awesome. She completes multiple internships to keep her options open while going to college and being an RA. Her opportunities will definitely be endless! Good luck on your senior year!

I am always amazed at the schedules and accomplishments of our interns! Morgan is our very talented intern at Babson College and she is just awesome. She completes multiple internships to keep her options open while going to college and being an RA. Her opportunities will definitely be endless! Good luck on your senior year!

 Another exciting day for me in the field! This was a great day spent at the University of Miami with our marketing intern, Megan. Megan was helping us shoot some video footage for a top secret project... learn more about it when you spot the project in another Blog post :) Megan also graduated from The University of Miami this year and was an amazing Student Success marketing intern. She has officially been hired as the new UM marketing manager!! Congratulations Megan!! 

Another exciting day for me in the field! This was a great day spent at the University of Miami with our marketing intern, Megan. Megan was helping us shoot some video footage for a top secret project... learn more about it when you spot the project in another Blog post :) Megan also graduated from The University of Miami this year and was an amazing Student Success marketing intern. She has officially been hired as the new UM marketing manager!! Congratulations Megan!! 

 As the Director of Student Success, I get the opportunity to support our sales team pretty frequently. I share our Student Success mission, opportunities and stories.... as well as wear matching outfits with our CEO Lisa when we are ready to relax and show school spirit on our way home :) #wewon

As the Director of Student Success, I get the opportunity to support our sales team pretty frequently. I share our Student Success mission, opportunities and stories.... as well as wear matching outfits with our CEO Lisa when we are ready to relax and show school spirit on our way home :) #wewon

 #dreamteam !!! This was that fun day at The University of Miami, and Megan and her mentor Amanda are definitely a dynamic duo. This photo calls for two congratulation shotouts: Congratulations on your promotion Amanda to the West coast Chartwells Region, and Congratulations Megan who will be taking over in Amanda's role as the Marketing Manager at the University of Miami!

#dreamteam !!! This was that fun day at The University of Miami, and Megan and her mentor Amanda are definitely a dynamic duo. This photo calls for two congratulation shotouts: Congratulations on your promotion Amanda to the West coast Chartwells Region, and Congratulations Megan who will be taking over in Amanda's role as the Marketing Manager at the University of Miami!

 Another well deserved award! Jackie was our Student Success marketing intern at the University of North Florida. She is the Golf Cart Karaoke creator, and an all around amazing person. Congratulations on your new role as marketing manager at UNF and congratulations on your presidential circle award!

Another well deserved award! Jackie was our Student Success marketing intern at the University of North Florida. She is the Golf Cart Karaoke creator, and an all around amazing person. Congratulations on your new role as marketing manager at UNF and congratulations on your presidential circle award!

 I absolutely love getting to visit students in their classroom. I do this frequently, but do not go with the objective of recruiting them. I share my story and usually bring some colleagues with me. I just want them to know that the Chartwells and Compass Group organization is right here on campus, and their are so many opportunities for them, from paid, relevant internships to support graduating on time... to succession planning and having a position as soon as you graduate!

I absolutely love getting to visit students in their classroom. I do this frequently, but do not go with the objective of recruiting them. I share my story and usually bring some colleagues with me. I just want them to know that the Chartwells and Compass Group organization is right here on campus, and their are so many opportunities for them, from paid, relevant internships to support graduating on time... to succession planning and having a position as soon as you graduate!

 Who says you cant have fun with your kitchen equipment! A group of students and I played around with other ways to use bowls and become comfortable with your cooking equipment! #workhardplayhard

Who says you cant have fun with your kitchen equipment! A group of students and I played around with other ways to use bowls and become comfortable with your cooking equipment! #workhardplayhard

 I got to experience two very important "firsts" with Makayla... her first time on an airplane as we traveled across the country to San Fran, and here is her first career fair. She and I worked closely to find her dream culinary career!

I got to experience two very important "firsts" with Makayla... her first time on an airplane as we traveled across the country to San Fran, and here is her first career fair. She and I worked closely to find her dream culinary career!

 This was such a fun day! Katherine was a Facilities Management/ Construction Science student at Texas A&M who completed her internship over the summer at Florida Gulf Coast University. I got a chance to see all of the projects she was working on with her mentor Gary and their entire team. #yougogirl

This was such a fun day! Katherine was a Facilities Management/ Construction Science student at Texas A&M who completed her internship over the summer at Florida Gulf Coast University. I got a chance to see all of the projects she was working on with her mentor Gary and their entire team. #yougogirl

 One of the best parts about being in the higher education world is that I still get to learn something new everyday! Here I am with a group of students at one of our partners headquarters in San Fran. We are learning about a country who needs more nutritious food sources, and are about to go play in the kitchen to test our culinary skills and create these nutritious meals.... well their culinary skills! I cheered them on and wished I had their talents. #just

One of the best parts about being in the higher education world is that I still get to learn something new everyday! Here I am with a group of students at one of our partners headquarters in San Fran. We are learning about a country who needs more nutritious food sources, and are about to go play in the kitchen to test our culinary skills and create these nutritious meals.... well their culinary skills! I cheered them on and wished I had their talents. #just

 It is always a wonderful experience to work with some of our international Student Success interns. This is Shashank and his mentor Derik. Shashank was a graduate student in the Texas A&M Facilities Management program, and he completed his internship at a few schools in Minnesota. Derik and I still receive emails about how Shashank applies what he learned back in India on his job sites.

It is always a wonderful experience to work with some of our international Student Success interns. This is Shashank and his mentor Derik. Shashank was a graduate student in the Texas A&M Facilities Management program, and he completed his internship at a few schools in Minnesota. Derik and I still receive emails about how Shashank applies what he learned back in India on his job sites.

 This was my first time to York College, and I was thrilled to meet this group of hospitality students with Michael, one of my colleagues. This group had so many great questions and I know there are a bunch of future Student Success interns in this group! #goodluck

This was my first time to York College, and I was thrilled to meet this group of hospitality students with Michael, one of my colleagues. This group had so many great questions and I know there are a bunch of future Student Success interns in this group! #goodluck