Summary

I recently graduated from California State University, Chico with a bachelor's degree in Journalism, an option in Public Relations and minor in Marketing. I am pursuing a sales, marketing or human resource career in the Food Service or Entertainment Industry. I love interning at Sysco, the global leader in the food service industry.Imaginative, dedicated and driven. A determined and enthusiastic professional with a remarkable sense of self. A people oriented individual who strives to exceed expectations on a daily basis. A reliable, go getter with ability and eagerness to adapt, quickly and easily to new ideas, processes and situations.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Marketing Project Analyst, formerly Public Relations Intern

Sysco Central California

·    Created corporate marketing tag line, printed on thousands of promotional items and displayed throughout office. ·    Participated in meetings with Certified Angus Beef, Produce and Seafood Specialists, Chef and Marketing Project Analyst.·    Contributed to event planning and implementation of awards banquets, regional meetings, road shows, extravaganzas and Doctors Medical Center Culinary Clash.·    Sustained relationships with brokers, vendors and customers which resulted in postive referrals.·    Designed and published flyers and swag items promoting spiffs, menus and new products using Adobe Ilustrator, PowerPoint and Excel.·    Main point of contact with graphic designer at hired design agency, communicating guidelines and needs for web design.·    Managed the FY 2010 and 2011 Marketing Plans in Excel, accounting for all vendor and broker allowances and obligations.·    Managed merchandising meeting and day to day responsibilities in Marketing Project Analysts’ absence.· Responsible for business trip travel arrangements.· Corresponded with Corporate Chef, Produce Specialist and Merchandising Department to prepare and design menu proposals for customers as well as profit analysis.

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Marketing Intern

Sysco Central California

  • Designed and published flyers promoting spiffs and new products.
  • Managed merchandising meeting in Marketing Project Analysts’ absence.
  • Contributed to event planning and implementation of awards banquet.
Sep 2008 - May 2009

Peer Advisor- Business Advising Office

California State University, Chico

  • Advised current and incoming business students.
  • Performed general clerical duties as assigned.
  • Worked at front desk answering questions and greeting students and faculty.
Aug 2002 - Dec 2008

Executive Assistant

Alexandra's Home & Garden

  • Managed store in owner’s absence.
  • Merchandised products to appeal to customers and increase sales.
  • Demonstrated flexibility by working in all facets of the business.
  • Helped coordinate special events, weddings, galas, etc.
Jan 2008 - Jul 2008

Peer Advisor- Summer Orientation

The Research Foundation

  • Utilized vast knowledge of Chico State and its programs. 
  • Represented the college and marketed services to incoming students and parents.
  • Practiced public relations, crisis and issues management with questions regarding Chico State’s image.
  • Provided personal introduction to 150-300 people everyday.

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - Present

In Progress

California State University, Chico

Though Chico State students do not have much school spirit, we do, however have a very strong sense of school pride. This pride has led me in my efforts to be active in extracurriculars at Chico State in order to help maintain and improve our school image.

In 2009 I served as Assistant Director of Up til' Dawn, a student-run fundraiser to raise money and awareness of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Chico State has raised more money than any other university in the nation for four consecutive years.

In 2008 I served as Vice Chair of Greek Week, overseeing philanthropy and fundraising. In 2007, the Greeks raised less than $500. In 2008, after I added new fundraising techniques and met with local businesses to plan for our events, we raised more than $4,000 that we were able to give to the Butte County Fire Victims.

In the Summer of 2008 I practiced public relations, crisis and issues management while representing the college as a Peer Advisor in front of 150-300 people everyday of Summer Orientation.

My freshman year  I participated in a Townhall Meeting in which I and two other students led a complex and controversial discussion of Darfur.

Skills

Skills

Adobe InDesign

I learned to use InDesign during my internship with the Downtown Chico Business Association.

Adobe Illustrator

I gained experience in Adobe Illustrator while interning in the marketing department at Sysco Central California. I designed the invitation for the Stockton Road Show, which was distributed to more than 750 customers. Since, I have designed flyers, other invitations and promotional materials.

Photoshop

I gained experience in Photoshop while taking Introduction to Digital Photography and Imaging.