Christopher Cavin

Christopher Cavin

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Mar 2010 - Present

Research Assistant

Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University

I was given the opportunity to work with one of my Political Science professors. I served as a research assistant to one of the Associate Professors for my department. In this role I assisted with the development of curriculum for numerous collegiate courses, assisted with departmental research efforts, assisted with the research on a National Science Foundation grant proposal, and developed research materials for future use.

Jan 2012 - Present

Web Developer/Technician

Beasley Technology, Inc.

I am responsible for assisting clients wit the development of websites and website content. I develop material for online publication and create content for marketing services. Additionally, I ensure proper site maintenance and construction.I also am a technician and I assist customers with IT issues and resolve their issues in a timely manner.

Apr 2011 - Jan 2012

Apple Expert

Best Buy

In my role as Apple Expert, I served as a resource for customers and other Best Buy Employees. My duties included interacting with customers, providing complete customer solutions for computing products, staying up to date with new technologies, overcoming customer objections, and creating a culture for Apple products.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Intern

Hartsook Companies, Inc.

This internship will focus on my skills and experience and how I can contribute to Hartsook Companies. My primary responsibilities will include research for an upcoming book publication, prospect search, client satisfaction, and donor research. I will also be assisting with the company's strategic planning initiatives and will assist in a guide creation for social media in strategic planning. I will also be assisting with web development and would also like to be at the forefront of the development of a promotional materials and a promotional video for Hartsook Companies.

Mar 2011 - Aug 2011

Grants and External Funding Intern

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

The privilege to intern at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education office was a very unique opportunity. My internship revolved around Grants and External Funding and how we could better serve the state's colleges and universities. My  specific tasks included assisting with conference development, developing and updating grant resources, gain a better understanding of fundraising and grantsmanship, and research potential grant opportunities. I also had the honor to attend several events, meetings, and presentations that opened my eyes to the world of research and student involvement. This experience also allowed me to interact and meet extraordinary people who make differences everyday.

Aug 2009 - Mar 2011

Ambassador

Department of Housing and Residential Life, Oklahoma State Univeristy

I was responsible for giving residential hall tours to potential students, their families, and VIP guests. My primary task was to recruit new students to live on campus but to also attend Oklahoma State University. I gave tours ranging from one person to crowds exceeding 250. In addition to my tour responsibilities, I also worked in the main housing administration office and the housing judicial office. My office responsibilities included basic clerical work but also included various tasks that the office needed accomplished.

Apr 2010 - Aug 2010

Conference Manager

Department of Housing and Residential Life, Oklahoma State Univeristy

My second year working for the Marketing and Conferences Division for Housing and Residential Life at Oklahoma State, I had the amazing opportunity to serve as a Conference Manager. This role was more a supervisory role and it was a great learning and growing experience for me. My duties included supervising Conference Assistants, performing crisis management, be an expert in customer relations, and the enforcement of university and departmental policies. 

Oct 2008 - Mar 2010

Wentz Front Desk Clerk

Department of Housing and Residential Life, Oklahoma State Univeristy

In my role as a Front Desk Clerk for Wentz Hall, I was tasked with numerous responsibilities. I was responsible for customer service, resident check-in/out procedures, front desk mail procedures, and also rectifying a multitude of resident concerns.

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009

Conference Assistant

Department of Housing and Residential Life, Oklahoma State Univeristy

My duties for this role were knowing the policies for the university and the department. I was also tasked with camp and conference relations and this included doing duty rounds to ensure rule compliance and camper safety. I was also responsible for a level of crisis management and dealing with guest and camp issues.

My Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Volunteerism

I firmly believe that in order to be an effective leader that one must serve others. I donate as much of my time as possible to student organizations such as Business Professionals of America and Family, Career, and Community Leader of America. 

Social Media Guru

Knowledge pertaining to creating a successful social media campaign and how to implement effective social media policies. 

Presentation Management

Public Speaking

Web Development

I am proficient in HTML Code, Dreamweaver, and Content Management Systems such as WordPress.

Organizational Leadership

Southwest Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls, 2008-2011

  • Regional Communications Coordinator-Records & Technology, 2010-2011
  • SWACURH Conference 2008, 2009, 2010
  • No Frills Conference 2010, 2011
  • NACURH Conference 2010

Oklahoma Student Government Association, 2009-2011

  • State President, 2010-2011
  • State Secretary, 2009-2010

  • Spring Congress Host 2010

  • Spring Congress 2010

  • Fall Congress 2009, 2010

Business Professionals of America, 2006-2010

  • State Parliamentarian, 2008-2009

  • National BPA Ambassador Award Recipient, June 2009

  • 1st Place Parliamentary Procedure – State, March 2009

  • 3rd Place Parliamentary Procedure – National, June 2009
  • State Leadership Conference, 2007-2008-2009

  • National Leadership Conference, June 2009

OSU Residence Halls Association, 2008-2010

  • National Communications Coordinator, Spring 2010
  • Judicial Board Chair, 2008-2009

  • Judicial Oversight Chair, 2008-2009

  • Executive Webmaster, 2008-2009

  • Candidate Debate Moderator, Spring 2010

  • Allied Arts Committee, 2009-2011

  • Parking and Transit Services Committee, Spring 2010

  • Advisor’s Recognition Award, Spring 2010

  • NACURH Bronze Pin Award, Spring 2010

  • President’s Blue Marble Award, Spring 2009

  • Judicial Board Scholarship, Spring 2009

OSU Student Government Association, 2009-2010

  • Residence Halls Association Senator, 2009-2010

  • Freshman Representative Council Mentor, 2009-2010

  • Committee on Student Organizations, 2009-2010

  • Student Union Technology Taskforce, Summer 2009

  • 2010 Conference on SGA – Texas A&M

  • 2009 Big XII SGA Conference – Texas Tech University

  • Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature, Spring 2010 Session

Residential Leadership College, 2010

  • Co-Authored proposal to start program

  • Served as Co-Director

  • Program had over 200 participants

  • Supervised volunteer staff of 20

Service-Learning Volunteer Center, 2009-2011

  • Student Initiative Taskforce

  • SLVC Ambassador, 2009-2011

  • Volunteered over 100 Hours

Student Conduct Education and Administration, 2009-2011

  • Student Conduct Committee Member, 2009-2011

  • Student Outreach Board (P.E.T.E.) President, 2010-2011

  • Student Outreach Board (P.E.T.E.) Treasurer, 2009-2010

Professional Development

  • ACUHO-I STARS College 2010 – Austin, Texas

  • Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Student Leadership Retreat 2009, 2010 (Planning Committee)

References

References

Dr. Linda Mason

Gregg Stewart

Delton Gordon