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Sep 2008Present

Public Relations Specialist

J'adore La Fondue


My name is Amanda Ellison, and I am a senior at Mission Viejo High School. I am currently in Virtual Enterprise. This digital portfolio is for a project and will help me in the future. It is a link between me and the business world for employment. In this portfolio you will find the following items: Resume, Cover Letter, Letter of Recommendation, Four Samples of Work, Three Samples of Writing.



Writing Samples

Cover Letter

May 12, 2009

6754 Rockingham Way

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

RE: 2009 Executive Assistant Job Request

Mr. John Patterson:

Please consider me for the position of Executive Assistant. As a future business major, I am looking for opportunities to enhance my exposure to real world business applications.I believe that this Executive Assistant position in your marketing company can help me gain valuable insight into the subject and provide me with skills that will help me reach my goal of attending a California University business school.

I feel I will benefit the business as Executive Assistant, as I am a responsible, outgoing individual recognized for class participation and creativity. Furthermore, I have had experience in assisting the Chief Executive Officer within our Virtual Enterprise business. As a multi-year principal’s honor roll student I know the importance of time management and hard work. As a student athlete, I understand the value of team work and leadership. Please consider my academic record and athletic participation a testament to my commitment to succeed.

I am available at your convenience to discuss my interest and qualifications in person. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for considering me for this wonderful opportunity.


Amanda Christine Ellison


Letter of Recommendation

May 20th, 2009

To Whom it May Concern,

It is with great pleasure writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Amanda Ellison as a future employee within your business. Having known Amanda for almost a year, it has been truly a great pleasure to know her. I have found in her, skills that are deemed highly for her future success. Amanda is: outgoing, shows excellent communication skills, intelligent, and her character speaks volumes. I personally feel honored to write this letter of recommendation on her behalf because I know that Amanda will succeed with flying colors in wherever she may land.

Ms. Ellison has the social skills far beyond her years. Her maturity is beyond what any other seventeen-year old is comparable to, and I feel that this would be very beneficial toward any place she sets her mind to. As if her excellent social skills do not suffice, I would like to bring forward her phenomenal academic success. Amanda is an eight time “Principal Honor Roll” student holding a strong 3.84 grade point average throughout her four years at Mission Viejo High School. Whether it is in the classroom, or in the real world, Amanda can truly succeed in whatever she puts her mind toward.

People often agree that effort is the base to any type of success. Amanda is a true model of this position. I personally have not seen anyone work harder than Amanda Ellison. She is very organized, and is willing to put forth one hundred percent effort every time. Organization is something that many people take for granted, but not Amanda. She strives in excellence in the organization department.

I cannot think of a better candidate for this position than Amanda Ellison. I am confident that whatever she puts her mind to, she will flourish with success.She possesses all the necessary skills for a true successful business woman. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this fine young woman, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ryan McGuire


Sep 2005Present

Mission Viejo High school