Ashley Biess

Summary

Hello. I am a recent college graduate seeking full-time employment in the Chicago-land area. I have a degree in Business administration with a concentration in marketing, in addition to minors in art and music. I am a very organized, efficient and enthusiastic worker hoping to find a job where I can utilize my creativity.

Education

Education
Sep 2005 - May 2009

BA

Augustana College

Course-load overview:

  • Advanced marketing, advertising, new product policies
  • Economics, finance, accounting
  • Management, business writing
  • Graphic design, computer art, mixed-media design, photography

Activities:

  • Symphonic band (section leader)
  • Symphony orchestra (section leader)
  • Augustana Photo Bureau (manager/photographer)
  • Sigma Pi Delta social sorority (treasurer/executive board)
  • Intramural softball
  • Volunteer work - St. John's WOW program (art teacher for children ages 5-12), Kaleidoscope (assistant to art teacher directing children arts and crafts project), Venus Envy (Women in the arts festival)

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - May 2009

Photo Bureau Manager

Augustana Communications & Marketing
  • Organized job assignments for photographers
  • Managed camera equipment and equipment check-outs
  • Planned art show event "Augustana Sights and Sounds" January 2008 and 2009
  • Photographed events and assignments for use of college print and web publications
  • Trained new employees
  • Archived photos into database
  • Led meetings
Feb 2008 - May 2008

Marketing intern

Quad City Child Abuse Council
  • Designed new layout for quarterly newsletter
  • Edited annual report
  • Created various media for CAC events
  • Organized annual report
  • Designed new layouts/updated content for brochures
  • Updated volunteer files
  • Organized fundraiser mailings
Jun 2006 - Jan 2008

Buona Beef
  • Worked in front-of-the-house, kitchen, and drive-thru
  • Trained new employees
  • Delegated closing-shift tasks

Skills

Skills

Photography

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Office