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Volunteer Experience

President, Spanish National Collegiate Honors Society

Kennesaw State University 2008-2009

  • Developed admission requirements for the honors society.
  • Coordinated the annual initiation ceremony, including arranging speakers, designing and mailing invitations, and leading the ceremony.
  • Managed the honors society election to ensure continued management after graduation.
  • Oversaw all accounting for honors-society expenses. 

English as a Second Language Instructor

Latin American Association, 2005

In 2005, taught a 5-week English as a Second Language (ESL) course for adult Spanish speakers through the Latin American Association.


Bilingual Spanish-English speaker with a record of excellent customer service for a diverse customer base. Experienced manager with translation, retail, and restaurant experience.  




Kennesaw State University

Spanish Honors Society, President

Dean's List, 2005-2008

GPA: 3.4, Major: Spanish


Kris Mayrhofer

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Robert Simon

Bill Renaud

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Work experience

Jul 2009Jan 2010

Shift Supervisor

Caribou Coffee
  • Managed two to three employees with a focus on high-quality, consistent customer service .
  • Selected as lead employee during the Christmas retail season due to strong customer service skills. Charged with increasing sales and managing price adjustments to maximize profit. 
  • Trained new employees on company standards and procedures.
  • Analyzed daily sales results to ensure the store met profit goals.
  • Managed daily accounting processes, including bank deposits and reconciling receipts.


  • Received the highest score of all employees (95 out of a possible 100) in "secret shopper" evaluation for excellent customer service. Store employees averaged 80 points. 
  • Commended for extraordinary service through a letter to corporate headquarters by a regular customer to the store. 
Aug 2009Dec 2009

Bilingual Student-Teacher Liaison (Internship)

Montclair Elementary School

Monclair Elementary School is a DeKalb County public school where 95 percent of children are economically disadvantaged, 80 percent are Hispanic, and over half (55%) are English language learners.  


  • Served as the primary Spanish-English translator for students in two elementary school classrooms.
  • Translated for Spanish-speaking parents during parent-teacher conferences.
  • Interpreted lessons in all subjects for Spanish-speaking students.
  • Translated teaching materials, homework packets, worksheets, and other documents into Spanish or bilingual formats to ensure parent/student comprehension of key concepts. 


Excellent translating work led the lead teacher to write in her end-of-semester review, "Thank you for the opportunity to work with Ms. James; she was a true support for us and our students."

Oct 2000Jul 2008


International House of Pancakes


  • Managed a staff of 15-20 employees
  • Reconciled accounts at the end of each shift, with 100% accuracy throughout 8 years of service.
  • Supervised and trained new employees to ensure that employees met company standards in customer service.
  • Reconciled daily sales reports and managed daily accounting procedures.


  • Promoted from server to manager within five years, achieving manager rank by age 21. 
  • Developed nightly goals to increase sales of specific items and exceeded these goals 95% of the time. 
  • Achieved a tip average of 20% or higher by anticipating customer needs. 
  • Awarded highest score of all store employees (98 out of 100) on ServSafe Certification exam.


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