Megan Kressin

Megan Kressin

Summary

I am in my fourth and final year at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. I am majoring in Organizational Communication, and minoring in Psychology. I have taken advantage of as many opportunities as possible while attending college. I have been actively involved in several campus organizations all while persueing leadership roles. In addition, I have also worked during this time so I could pay for school. These experiences have showed me how much I am capable of because of my hardwork and abilities. Specifically, after my participation in different service work, I have learned that I want to help others in whatever I do. My goal is to find a job/career that allows me to help others.

Interest

- Habitat for Humanity

- service work

- learning

- reading

- meeting new people

- traveling

- being outdoors

- swimming

- Ultimate Frisbee :)

Objective

To work towards a career with a nonprofit by currently gaining more experience so my skills can match my passion.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Jan 2010

Telemarketer

UW-Whitewater Alumni Center Phonathon
A fundraising organization connected with the Alumni Center, that assists the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and its individual College Departments in raising large sums of money that are put towards the high priority needs of the college. Responsibilities: Call alumni and request monetary donations to aid the university and its students. • Member of the only calling crew to meet a college’s fundraising goal of $100,000 through a personal adaptation of the script, a positive attitude, and thousands of phone calls. • One of the top 5 callers, out of a 30 person calling crew, as a result of perfecting my personal script, strong work ethic, and not missing workdays. • Member of the present calling crew that is responsible for continually breaking past year’s records of performance, partially because significant improvement in the amount of funds we bring in.
Aug 2006 - Sep 2009

Seasonal Helper

Waukesha Water Utility
A city service responsible for the quality and supply of water to the local citizens of Waukesha. Responsibilities: The maintenance of property (buildings, landscapes, and fire hydrants) and planned day to day work schedule. • Repeatedly improved the quality of all the properties that lead to less neighbor complaints due to a strong work ethic and new personalized approach to tasks. • Responsible for adjusting the training process by doing a more thorough preparation of new summer helpers, which resulted in them being rehired for the next season. • Developed a more efficient system for completing duties as a result of analysis and research into the previous procedures.
Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

Barista

Greenhouse Coffee Company
A local college-town coffeeshop offering the best coffee beverages and an array of food, gifts, and flowers. Responsibilities: Served food and beverages, maintained building cleanliness, and helped promote business through creative marketing. • Coordinated and ran the “Deck the Halls” Christmas Event, which was a holiday program intended to boost the low customer numbers. The event had special prices on our beverages, holiday music, and ornaments to decorate. Through my research, detailed timeline, and successful preparation, the event brought in a larger number of college students than usual for that time of the year. • Created new advertisements for specialty drinks and offers that attracted a younger crowd and more customers to the Greenhouse through my creative and unique ideas.
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Team Member

Wisconsin Lutheran College's Student Programming
The campus staff responsible for providing students with a variety of entertainment. Responsibilities: Created, planned, and advertised campus events for student participation. • Researched and developed the campus-wide “Sock-Out” game, which was a personnel elimination game. This event required reworking the rules and guidelines to fit a private college’s standards, creating a contact network, keeping track of 700 students, and constant attention. It was developed to connect the campus and create a positive school environment; through my responsibility of this program the students were able to enjoy their first week back on campus making new friends. • Enhanced the quality and creativity of event advertisements because of my efforts to implement high standards, and provide incentive, as well as the request of proper supplies which lead to an increase in student participation at events. • Initiated the Operating Team’s brainstorming sessions that led to increased number of new activities.

Education

Education
2007 - 2010

Undergraduate

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Cumulative GPA: 3.740 /4.0

Dean’s List (4 Semesters)

Habitat for Humanity

March 2007 – Present

A Christian organization that helps build simple, decent, affordable house for underprivileged

families.

• Participated in building three homes in Biloxi, Mississippi 

  during Spring Break that aided in the Hurricane Relief efforts.

• Actively participated in improving the quality of local

  community through volunteering to work on Habitat Houses

  and community help days (Hire-a-Habitator). These events

  offered able student bodies to assist in the

  manual labor required to complete designated tasks.

Student Foundation

September 2007 – May 2009

A campus organization dedicated to securing and administering monies to eligible students in pursuit of a quality education.

• Nominated by peers for Presidency as a result of my

  dedication, passion, and enthusiasm for this organization and 

  its cause.

• Almost doubled previous year’s membership by developing

  the idea of using a grassroots approach.

• Perfected selection process for Commencement Speaker

              and Scholarship Applicants, to address the low number of

              applicants, by interviewing experts in the field of public

              speaking and recreating the evaluation criteria.

• Helped co-plan Backyard BBQ, a Homecoming celebration

  that is intended to connect the campus and community.

Study Abroad: St. Mary’s University College

Fall Semester 2009

• Spent a semester abroad studying in London, England.

• Learned about a new culture and how to succeed in a different environment.

Italy: Campus Travel Trip

January 2009

5 day trip to Italy, visiting different cities and experiencing the culture.

• I was able to gain my first international experience on this trip, and it changed my

  life.

• This experience helped me in my decision to study abroad next semester in

  London.

2006 - 2008

Undergradute

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Attended for my first year of college. During this time I attended school full-time with an emphasis on Education. I also was a member of the Women's Collegiate Softball team, and worked for Student Programming. However, after one year I decided to change my major and thus transferred to another university.

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Word

Organization

Leadership

Oral and Written Communication