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Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Sales Lead

Express
  • Promoted from sales associate in 2010 for exemplary sales performance
  • One of the top ten Customer Sales Leads in the district for quarter 1
  • Leading the team of sales associates in order to make daily and quarterly sales quotas 
  • Managing store floor-sets, arranging product in a visually appealing manner to better sell to the customer
  • Creating and implementing creative contests and incentives to energize the sales team and ensure a high team morale 
Oct 2005Oct 2010

Sales Associate

Express
  • Worked with all types of personalities in a helpful, productive way
  • Helped to assemble store visuals, mannequins, etc.
  • Promoted products to customers and sold the Club Express credit card
  • Assisted customers with fashion selection and putting outfits together
  • Organized the backroom and taking inventory
  • Started as part-time while in high-school and worked seasonally while attending college
Jan 2009May 2010

Features Reporter

Truman State University Index
  • Wrote one to two stories for each weekly edition of the Index in Associated Press style
  • Worked under strict story deadlines each week
  • Generated new and creative ideas for feature stories
  • Arranged and conducted interviews 
Aug 2009May 2010

Columnist

Truman State University Index

  • Wrote one original column every week for the Index
  • Adhered to strict weekly deadlines
  • Conceptualized new and original ideas for column content
  • Created a blog to accompany the column content and more thoroughly explore its ideas: http://withloveblog.wordpress.com/
  • Thoroughly researched column issues
Jan 2009May 2009

Student Assistant to Dr. Julia Seidler

Truman State University
  • Created power points, excel spreadsheets, and handouts for classes
  • Edited and graded student papers for content and grammatical and spelling accuracy
  • Helped with filing, organizing, and academic research
Nov 2008Nov 2008

Reporter

Truman Media Network Election Coverage Team
  • Strict adherence to expedited deadlines for election day coverage
  • Worked calmly and efficiently under stringent time restrictions
  • Interviewed Missouri’s Secretary of State as well as other key Congressional candidates at the state Capitol
  • Used Associated Press style for all election reports

Education

Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Truman State University (TSU)
  • Minor: Art History
  • GPA: 3.1/4.0
  • Made the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs’ List in Fall 2009
  • Earned the TSU President’s Honorary Scholarship, the TSU President’s Combined Ability Scholarship, and the State of Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship
  • Participated in the Missouri-London study abroad program, spending a semester studying in London, England 

Skills

Spanish
Took spanish for five years through high school and part of college; competent, but not fluent. 
Internet Research
Highly adept at internet research for news articles and academic scholarship as well as using online databases like LexisNexis and EBSCOhost
Multimedia
Able to use editing software Adobe Audition and Avid for audio and video editing and well as Soundslides to create audio slideshows
Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
Proficient in using Photoshop and InDesign CS4 to create graphics, print layouts, and other visual media
Microsoft Office
Use of all Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access

Printable Resume

Design Projects

Activities

Sigma Sigma Sigma social sorority, Mu chapter

  • Member Fall 2006-May 2010
  • Head of Money-Making Committee spring 2007, in charge of planning fundraising events for the chapter.
  • Member of PR committee fall 2009, in charge of advertising our fall philanthropy event
  • Member of Alumnae Relations committee spring 2010, in charge of designing invitations and newsletters for Sigma Sigma Sigma alumnae

Blog

Writing Samples

Stories written for the Truman State University Index:

Nursing major presents challenge for students

  • story about the unique nursing program at Truman
  • PDF version

All Eyes On: Matt Szewczyk

Film festival explores social problems

  • story about a student group's social awareness film festival
  • PDF version

With Love -Anne weekly relationship column for the Index:

Sex with friends makes a comeback   

Stories of psycho ex made of myth    

Sex provides health benefits      

Summary

Versatile, creative and media savvy communication graduate with:- Diversified skill sets covering writing, editing, design, management, and sales- A high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. - An in-depth understanding of social media sites such as twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, as well as blogging       platforms like Wordpress- Experience working harmoniously with all types of personalities- Excellent interpersonal, phone and digital communication skills