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Self-motivated, organized and a strong ability to multitask  

Competitive, hard working, and loyal

Strives for success above all else


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN                                                         Brian Lamb School of Communications 

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                                                                     May 2012

Major: Communication (Public Relations & Advertising)                                                            Minor: Art and Design


The Dam Site Inn-Server, Pellston, MI (Summer Job)                                                                       

-May 2007-Present

  • Excellent people skills through fulfillment of client satisfaction
  • Strong communication skills that enable me to have excellent social perceptiveness
  • Establish a professional relationship with customers to ensure they return and request my service
  • Working with my team to effectively and efficiently provide the best service possible 

Liz's Greenhouse-Internship, Levering, MI                                                                                     

- May 2010-Present

  • Head of marketing and advertising initiatives
  • Manages all social media
  • Handles client sales


Purdue Water Ski Team

- August 2007-Present                  

Women's Team Captain (2008-2009)                                                                                                                                                                            

  • Selected and coached the teams
  • Organized team affairs
  • Worked with my team to solve any problems that arose throughout the season

Secretary (2009-2010)                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Worked well with my team of officers to lead my team
  • Recorded and reported meeting minutes

Recruitment Chair (2009-2010) 

  • Put together and sent out recruitment packages to skiers we wanted for our team

Treasurer (2010-2011)                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Handled administrative work through the university
  • Kept track of and handled the teams financials

 Social Chair (2007-2008)                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Organized and carried out the planning and preparation of food for team and club events

Midwest Collegiate Water Ski Association

Great Lakes Conference Secretary (2009-2010)

  • Recorded and reported tournament results for the MCWSA website
  • Conducted interviews and wrote articles for the MCWSA website

Great Lakes Conference Chairman (2010-Present) 

  • Approved and collected all eligibility letters at Conference
  • Works with the rest of the board to promote and improve collegiate waterskiing
  • Handles any disciplinary actions

National Collegiate Water Ski Association

Marketing and Membership Midwest Representative (January 2010-Present)

  • Works with my team to promote the growth of collegiate water skiing
  • Contributed to rebranding the organization

About Me...

My name is Ashley Colburn. I am going to graduate from Purdue University on May 12, 2012. I will be graduating with a bachelor of arts in Communications with a focus in Public Relations and Advertising from the Brian Lamb School of Communications. I will also be receiving a minor in art and design. I am a very motivated individual. I am consistently striving to learn and be the best I can be. I am skilled in that art of communication and have a long history of taking on leadership positions. I invite you to explore my portfolio and learn more about me.