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Valentin R. Garcia


Jun 2013Present

Sales Associate

American Eagle Outfitter, Inc.
  • First point of contract for over 200 customers daily (600 daily during a holiday period) to ensure a positive experience.
  • Assist customers with checking out and handling over $1000 weekly.
  • Weekly training of adding merchandise and averaging customer purchases over $50 to become a level two sales associate.
Jun 2016Jul 2016

Residential Tutor/Mentor

TRIO Upward Bound Programs
  • Tutored high school students and assisted teaching instructors with various course material.
  • 50% of participants were Hispanic from low-income households or are going to be first generation college students.
  • Mentored a group of 11 students in and outside of a residential setting.
  • Functioned with other staff members to engage students' enjoyment of the program.
Aug 2015May 2016

Language Lab Assistant

Department of Global Studies and Languages
  • Assisted the director to maximize use of testing area for over 100 foreign language test takers.
  • Maintained an organizational record of 500 foreign language movies.
  • Provided superior external and internal customer service to create a positive environment.
May 2014May 2015

Education Programmer

Idaho State University Student Activities Board
  • Planned and executed 2 events each month for the Fall and Spring semesters for ISU students and the community.
  • Worked cohesively with a team to provide student involvement.
  • Energetically created educational (community service, sex education, and haunted history of ISU) with set time frames.
Sep 2012May 2013

Bengal Mentor

Idaho State University Student Success Center
  • Directed 20 students to proper resources regarding questions asked about ISU.
  • Provided mentoring and guidance to students assigned to my team.
  • Built rapport and maintained communication with first year ISU students.

Leadership and Accomplishments

 Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Second VP and Treasure), Former Student Conduct Board member (3 years), Student Peer Instructor (1 semester), Former Chief Justice for the Associated Students of ISU Supreme Court (2 years), QPR Gatekeeper certified (2013), National Forensic League member, Youth Court Volunteer accomplishment awards (2010-2011), Organized over 100 hours of community service and contributed to over 400 hours, helped fundraised for philanthropies, and leadership trained under SAB.

Other Skills

Interpersonal communication, AP style, Excellent use of Adobe Creative Cloud Programs, Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Detail oriented, 40 words per minute, Discovery of group and personal explorations, Inquisitive, Positive outlook, Perceptive strengths, Conflict resolution management, Ability to develop aspect care and desire, direction, and inclusion.


June 2011May 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication

Idaho State University

Concentration: Public Relations

Minor: Political Science

Aug 2007May 2011

High School Diploma

Blackfoot High School

Blackfoot, Idaho