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Objective

My objective is to find an internship or entry-level position in the public relations or communications field.

Summary

I am currently a junior at James Madison University. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, with a concentration of Public Relations. I also have taken a Technical and Scientific Communication minor. Within my last three years at JMU, I have taken many courses relating to my field of study that add to my skills in Public Relations. Some courses include: Public Relations Written Techniques, Advanced Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Visual Technical Techniques, and Communication Research Methods.  I currently hold a GPA of 3.34. This May, I will participate in a 6-credit hour course abroad for my public relations major. In this program, I will travel to eight major cities in Europe and the Middle East, where I will visit American Universities and meet with public relations professionals.

During my time at JMU, I have been highly involved in my sorority, the National Sorority of Sigma Kappa. I was a member of the Standards Board, which is the judicial system within the sorority. In this position, I presided at hearings within the sorority and assisted in New Member Education in the fall semesters. I held this position from January 2007 until January 2009.  I was also the Vice President of Scholarship during the time of December 2007 through December 2008. In this position, I met and assisted members with a GPA below the sorority’s minimum of 2.25. I also held study hours with members every semester and organized an event recognizing top scholars in the chapter. While in this position, I attended the National Convention of Sigma Kappa in the summer of 2008. I am currently the President of my chapter, which I took in December of 2008. In this position, I lead a group of 140 women and act as a liaison between my chapter and the Panhellenic community at JMU. I also complete monthly and annual reports and will attend the C.O.T.S. Program for Sigma Kappa this summer.

I have been employed at multiple retail companies and have gained many customer service and communication skills from these experiences. I have worked at Ten Thousand Villages, TJ Maxx, and Ann Taylor Loft. I have also volunteered at the local SPCA Animal Shelter in Harrisonburg, VA. Along with employment experience, I am also involved with many different programs and organizations. I attended the University Presidential Inaugural Conference in January, 2009 and was able to attend keynote speeches by Collin Powell and Al Gore. I also was able to attend the Inauguration on the Washington DC Mall.I am a member of the James Madison University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and have participated in Madison PRIDE and CHOICES.

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Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Sales Associate

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade, non profit store that sells items made by artisans in developing countried around the world. No only did I improve my communication and customer service skills by working here, I also learned about other cultures and fair trade.

Dec 2007May 2008

Sales Associate

TJ Maxx
May 2007Aug 2007

Sales Associate

Ann Taylor Loft
Jun 2007Aug 2007

Program Area Counselor

Boulder Ridge Day Camp

I was the Performing Arts program area counselor, where I taught the children, ages 5-15, about the performing arts. I made lesson plans for summer which had all my activities that I planned. I brought in aspects of theatre, dance, singing and cheerleading into my lesson plans.