Brittany Zielske

Brittany Zielske


A junior at American University pursuing degrees in Communications and French, I have extensive leadership experience and skills in internal communications and brand maintenance. I am reliable and creative with a strong ability to multi-task. I thrive in intense situations, and am pursuing opportunities in communications, market research or management.

Extracurricular Experience

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Washington, DC President                                                                                                                  June 2010- Present
  • Coordinate and supervise the activities of a five person executive board.
  • Work closely with the club treasurer to construct and adhere to an annual budget.
  • Implement a new executive board position, community service chair.
  • Draft and present amendments to the club constitution.
  • Conceptualize, plan and execute large scale events.
  • Conduct communication between the club and American University administration.  
  • Preside over club meetings.
Secretary                                                                                                              August 2009-May 2010
  • Managed communication with a membership of approximately 60 people.
  • Monitored meeting attendance and maintained membership records.
  • Conducted follow-up with prospective members.
  • Planned and executed both small and large-scale events.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Present

Honors Student Staff Assistant

American University Honors Program
  • Assisted in comprehensive data collection and analysis in order to present a statistical overview of collegiate honors programs nationwide.
  • Prepared a report on aforementioned data for inclusion in the Honors Program's biannual budget review and submission.
  • Aid in the development of a procedural manual for interoffice operations.
  • Process extensive amounts of confidential student data.
  • Act as a first point of contact for current and prospective Honors students.
May 2009 - Aug 2010

Campus Host

American University Housing and Dining Programs
  • Assisted in housing preparations for large-scale conferences and individual residents.
  • Worked interdepartmentally at American University to meet the needs of a culturally diverse clientele.
  • Acted as the first responder during crisis situations.
  • Provided administrative support to residence hall staff by completing and filing registration forms, managing incoming phone calls and performing other clerical duties.
Aug 2009 - May 2010

Desk Receptionist

American University Housing and Dining Programs
  • Greeted and directed visitors to the residence halls while providing information about the university.
  • Ensured residence hall security by verifying resident identities.
  • Performed administrative tasks, including accepting and distributing packages and directing phone calls.


2008 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

American University

Minor in French Studies


Presidential Scholar, every semester

University Honors Program, every semester

Dean's List, every semester

Relevant Courses Include: Writing for Mass Communication, Public Relations, Media Myth and Power, Legal Aspects of Communication.



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