Derek Smart

Derek Smart

Work experience

Work experience

Media Director / Designer
  • Implemented various media/marketing strategies
  • Created and distributed promotional flyers for an event put on by  The event had the best turnout the establishment has ever had.  
  • Created the Logo
  • Designed a banner
  • Created / Designed a Twitter and Facebook page for
  • Designed stickers and informational signs about

Apr 2007 - Present

Server / Bartender

Jo-To Japanese Steakhouse
  • Created a media kit to promote the restaurant and the new hibachi style tables being installed, the remodeling, and updated menus.
  • Engaged in communicating and working alongside people from many different cultures.
May 2006 - Dec 2006

Membership, Customer Service, Emergency Road Service Representative


Skills Acquired:

  • Developed skills to effectively present myself over the phone
  • Obtained a first-hand knowledge about corporate organization and both it's internal and external communications
  • Used communication skills to handle both satisfied and dissatisfied customers appropriately and effectively


  • Among the top ten in most emergency road service calls and time spent on them every month
  • Within the monthly "top ten" in number of satisfied customers almost every month
Nov 2004 - Feb 2006

Teacher Assistant

USM Childcare Services
  • Worked alongside day care teachers to entertain, feed, and keep toddlers safe. 

The most influential people I worked with while at the Childcare Services at USM were the kids.  Spending so much time around 2-3 year old's has taught me not to take myself too seriously.

After working at AAA, I realized that sometimes communicating with toddlers is easier than communicating with adults. 

May 2005 - Aug 2005


Bolster's Moving Company
  • Responsible for delivering thousands of dollars worth of grand pianos to a music hall in Brooklyn, NY from Brattleboro, VT - a seven hour truck drive. 
  • Responsible for customer's furniture as well as safely storing if needed 


Dec 2006 - Present

Seeking BS Mass Communications

University of South Florida
Sep 2004 - May 2006

University of South Maine


I am a student at the Universtiy of South Florida, four credits away from a bachelorette in Mass Communications  with a focus in public relations.

I have a fantastic work ethic. I have held a job since the age of 14, and left each place of employment on good terms. When I start something, I need to finish it.

Extra Curricular

PRSSA - University of South Florida 

Sep. 2007 - Sep. 2008Member


I am currently seeking an internship or an entry-level job in the public relations field, to help gain a better understanding of the PR workplace and to strenthen my skills as a PR practitioner. 

I am interested in working in a corporate, non-profit, agency, integrated marketing agency, or any organization that will help me improve my PR skills and knowledge of all types of organizations. 



Web design/development

I am currently enrolled in a directed reading study that will focus on web development and design.  After just a few months I will be able to:    Develop a web site using HTML or PHP code.   Design a web site

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

Logo Design Flyer Design Photo Alteration Web Design


Four years of Spanish study (High School) Six-week study in multiple areas of Spain Currently work and communicate daily with Spanish speaking employees