Virginia Szczepanski

Virginia Szczepanski

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present

Intern

Heart of Camden, Inc.
  • Coordinate volunteers, Thanksgiving Basket Drive, and distribution of donated outdoor lights.
  • Update website and design marketing material
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

Sales Associate/Art Program Coordinator

Color Me Mine

Sales Associate

  • Open and close store and register
  • Run kid and adult ceramic parties
  • Assist and instruct patrons in ceramic techniques
  • Unload kilns and pack pieces for pickup
  • Taught after school ceramic class in Cherry Hill, NJ to 15-25 children (ages 5 - 12)

Coordinator of After School Art Program in Camden City

  • Established program and curriculum teaching up to 20 inner-city children (ages 5 - 12) weekly in a variety of arts media
  • Worked within a budget to purchase materials
Sep 2004 - May 2008

Light Board Operator, Spot Light Operator, Head Scenery Painter for Acting Without Boundaries

St. Joseph’s Dramatic Arts Society - Cap and Bells
  • Operate the light board during Cap and Bells Productions
  • Train new spot light operators
  • Build and paint the sets for productions and
  • Assist with set deconstruction after closing night of productions
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Grant Recipient for Ceramics

Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars Program
  • Full time studio work in ceramic sculpture and pottery, and firing of kilns
  • Developed a project relating functional and non-functional ceramics based on an original thesis which explored the relationship between imagination and reality through realistic and abstracted depictions of landscapes
  • Presented Project at Summer Scholars Program Dinner and Saint Joseph’s University’s Celebration of Student Achievement
  • Grant for $3000 and free housing for the duration of the program (three months)

Education

Education
May 2009 - Present

Master of Arts in Urban Studies

Eastern University
Jul 2006 - Present

Summer Study Tour

University of Saint Thomas: Bernardi Campus
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor or Arts

Saint Joseph's University
  • Minor in Italian
  • Presidential Scholarship (Four Years: Fall 2004)
  • Cap & Bells Scholarship (Four Years: Fall 2004, yearly increases for dedication)
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Student Speaker at Saint Joseph’s University Accepted Students Day
  • Gamma Kappa Alpha: The Italian Honor Society
  • Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars Grant to study Ceramics
  • Summer Study Abroad in Italy
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Saint Joseph's University Honors Program

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Office

Italian Language

Dreamweaver

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2008 - Jun 2013

Substitute Teacher

The State of New Jersey