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Carly Holthaus

  • 6197 105th Street, Clear Lake , MN
  • 320-260-7620



Positive and energetic individual who has a passion for working with and meeting new people, strong customer service skills, and core values of honesty, integrity, and respect. Is organized, detail-oriented, and sincerely empathetic. Searches, plans, and creates which leads to identifying new opportunities, solving problems, and prioritizing efforts. Disciplined, works hard, willing to learn and develop, and possesses strong communication skills. 



Travel Blogger/World Explorer


Expanded economic and cultural views while exploring 8 countries. Created and founded brand CarryOnCarly, along with website, and other carryoncarly social media platforms. Skills include building relationships with contacts, storytelling, govern/coordinate and traffic traditional and digital media tactics, manage weekly media, knowledge and experience on social media management and social networking.



Private Nanny

Communication and relationship building, preparing and executing events, mentorship, lesson and activity planning, networking, strategy development, seek to ensure safety of children, instructional best practices, experiential learning. 


Student Teacher

CMST 192: Intro to Communication Studies

Directed and projected characteristics of effective peer tutoring, which include skills in discussion, leadership, critical thinking, collaboration, maintaining professional appearance, cooperation, problem solving, and mentorship. Enhanced time management, project management, and relationship building skills.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN

Further developed interviewing, critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, as well as gained a well rounded picture of the inner workings of a small non-profit organization. Surfaced new ideas and recommendations to Big Brothers big Sisters team and supervisors. Engaged in preparing and executing biggest BBBS fundraiser event: Magic Moments Gala.  


Office Assistant & Assistant Coordinator for Diversity Program

Student Life and Development

Reported for SCSU Vice President, Director for Student Conduct & Programs, Assistant Dean of Students, and Administrative Assistant. Expertly addressed dense questions via phone, email, and in person. Adjust to work activities to adapt to changing work conditions or issues. Developed relationships and knowledge supporting business areas both internally and externally. Trained in events of crisis and emergency calls of action. Incorporated key messages and calls to action, using appropriate language and tone for each client. Oversaw, managed, and became Assistant Coordinator for Community Through Diversity Program. 


Southern Cross University, Australia

Study Abroad, Selected Participant

Adapted to Australian culture, demonstrated sensitivity to cultural values and differences, developed a global perspective, time management, took initiative and risks, handled stress, learn/adapted quickly, flexibility, independence, and ability to prioritize. 


SCSU Target Back to College Event Recruiter

SCSU Target Student Ambassador

Advertised, marketed, promoted, and recruited students to attend Target's "Back to College" Event. Embodied the brand identity of Target. Executed and oversaw a smooth, fun, effective event for SCSU students. 


Orientation Leader

SCSU Orientation Leader

Initiated meetings with student groups, served and directed as guide, mentor, and resource to new students and families. 

Formal Education and Professional Development


B.A. Psychology, Minor: Communication Studies

Saint Cloud State University

SCSU Global Leadership Academy, Travel and Tourism Club, Psychology Club 


Lismore, Australia

Southern Cross University

Digital Photography - Significant Projects, Creating Own Blog, Final Portfolio, Media Skills
Outdoor Education – Field Studies, Navigation Skills, Teamwork/ Group Dynamics
Communication in Organizations - Team Leadership, Communication Skills 


Pineapple RM: Reputation Managment

Job shadowing at firm Pineapple RM. Engaged & enhanced skills in branding, client relationships, advertising, marketing,  public relations, reputation management, and strategic planning 

English Tutor SCSU Intensive English Center (IEC)

Teaching English as a second language (ESL) to international students

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN

Volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters events


Ability to work well with others and part of a team

Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills

Ability to work well with the public on a constant basis handling demanding/difficult customers

Strong leadership skills

Strong customer service skills

Enthusiasm for travel and experiencing new cultures

Excellent time management and project management skills including the ability to adapt to change

Computer: Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Photo Shop, Power Point, Email, Social Media, Wordpress