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Work experience

Dec 2009Present

Hawk Squad Member

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
One of the highest student positions on campus, involved with the admissions office and First Year Experience office; a leader amongst a team of nine other members to lead all freshman and transfer orientations for the University of Wisconsin Whitewater all summer, as well as complete business in the admissions office; role to establish a connection with incoming freshmen and transfer students to help them connect with others, achieve and succeed; role to provide campus information to students and parents; role referred to as a "face of Whitewater"
Jul 2006Present

Sales Associate

The Bon Ton Stores Inc.

Working in the fast-past environment of retail, Britta provides customer service while managing department tasks, completing register transactions, cleaning fitting rooms and recovering the floor, and providing resourceful information and opinion to help the everyday customer's satisfaction. Skills learned include time management, communication, working alone or with a team, and persuasion.

Aug 2010Present

Entertainment Intern

Student Entertainment Awareness League

The Student Entertainment Awareness League (SEAL) provides educational and social programming on a campus wide basis, creating a vibrant social hangout that enhances student engagement as well as a non-alcoholic alternative to Thursday nights and weekends.  As an Entertainment Intern, Britta books performers with agents and upholds contracts to execute events.  She plans events such as comedians, bands, poets, etc.  and promotes them using a variety of marketing methods to gain interest among students.

Jun 2009Dec 2009

Peer Mentor

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
A mentor, reference, and friend for freshmen; role that establishes connections for freshmen throughout their first semester at the university

Education

Aug 2008Present

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Programmer for Leadership Involvement Team, Information Coordinator for Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Regionals 2010 for UW-Whitewater, Professional Development Chair and PR Insight Assistant Editor for the PRSSA Whitewater Chapter, Co-Chair of Public Relations for the UW-Whitewater Honors Program, active member in the Honors Student Association, Welcome Team Member for 2009 schoolyear, Charter Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Homecoming Event Leader in my Residence Hall's Complex in 2008 for Display Board and Time Capsule Contests (3rd place for Display Board and 1st place for Time Capsule), Make A Difference Day Volunteer 2008, inducted member of the National Residence Hall Honorary (top 1% of student leaders in the residence halls), Peer Mentor, Hawksquad (orientation leader)

20082012

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Skills

Well-Rounded
Organization; time management; minor training in InDesign and Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; customer service

References

Jessica Stang

Edward Frederick

Tammy French

Ann Knabe

Melissa Grosso

Kim Moistner-Bartlett

Portfolio

Summary

Britta is a student at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with an interest in Public Relations and Communications. She is majoring in Public Relations and double minoring in Marketing and Advertising. She is studying with an interest in event planning.

Interest

Event planning, public relations, community building and fellowship, professional networking, interpersonal relationships, art (painting, drawing, making cards, art history), spending time with family and friends, intermural sports, outdoor activities

Honors and Awards

  • Business Marketing Association Scholarship Winner 2010
  • Communication Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2010
  • Sigma Alpha Lamba New Member Award Recipient 2010
  • UW-W Honors Program
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Dean’s List 2008-Present
  • Dr. Patricia Townsend Scholarship Recipient 2009

Volunteer Work

  • Sigma Alpha Lambda

                        -Animal Shelter

                          -Sports Clinic

                          -Fundraisers

  • Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
  • Salvation Army Toy Drive
  • Make a Difference Day
  • March of Dimes

Objective

Personal Mission Statement

I have worked with customer service my whole life. I will continue to strive for excellent customer service for every client. I will go above and beyond expectations, and I will use my knowledge, skills, and abilities for success. I wish to plan events that will keep people talking for weeks, months, and even years. I will market my services so they will eventually be recognizable. I want to be the first person people think of when they are thinking about coordinating an event.I want to be able to control budgets. I want to be innovative and creative.I wish to provide quality events that will satisfy my clients, customers, and guests, and to develop a loyal clientele. Making my client happy will make me happy.If I am to become specifically a wedding planner, I will create the bride’s perfect wedding in order to make it the happiest day of her life. Her satisfaction will be a prime goal.

I believe that everything happens for a reason; therefore I will live optimistically and with hope, and I will find the best in everything.I will look on the bright side and strive for the best.I will live as ethically as possible. I am accepting of differences and diversity.I will show my character through honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring. I will work to the fullest and give 110 percent in everything that I attempt to accomplish.Perseverance and self-discipline will get me through tough times. I will wake up every day with a smile on my face for the sole reason that I have been given another day to live, to show compassion and love, to use creativity, to strive for innovation, and to learn.I will reflect on my experiences and learn on a daily basis.

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it." — Mother Teresa