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Hello and welcome! My name is Emily Schroeder and I am a senior currently finishing up my undergraduate degree at Purdue University. Upon graduation in May 2012 I will have earned a Bachelor of Art with a major in Political Science and minors in History and Italian. I am very interested in connecting with potential employers and colleagues!

My strengths lie in my ability to communicate effectively and willingness to work hard. The knowledge I have gained during my undergraduate work at Purdue University and my previous internship experience will allow me to become a successful member of any team. I am very passionate about government and law. This dedication have led me to pursue a law degree. My legal aspirations and future political ambitions drive me to succeed!

Work experience

Equipment Manager

Wheeling Township Elections

•Directed voters through the voting process by exercising leadership and effective communication skills; resolved issues with voters, equipment, and political spectators quickly by problem solving

•Delegated tasks to other election judges, organized the set-up, and used energy and enthusiasm to efficiently run the event

May 2011Aug 2011


Illinois State Treasurer's Office

•Utilized project management skills and oversaw several research and community outreach projects

•Acquired management skills through supervising 30 State Treasurer interns; solidified proficiency in MS Word

and Excel

•Collaborated with other members of the Community Affairs department to complete tasks efficiently and on time

May 2010Aug 2010


Illinois State Representative's Office

•Organized a fundraiser for David Harris’ Campaign by selling tickets, securing a location, and running the fundraiser

•Gained interpersonal communication and persuasive skills by walking precincts, phone banking, and networking to gain support for the election and guarantee a successful campaign


Aug 2008Present

Bachelor of Art

Purdue University


Writing Samples


Experience in Legal Databases
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Fluent in Italian