Laura Cannon

Laura Cannon

Summary

Personal Professional Mission:

To use my skills and creativity to maintain and enhance the reputation and accomplishments of my employer.

Communication Studies:

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men." — Bill Beattie

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Intern

Northern Virginia Coalition (NOVACO) - Housing for Our Neighbor in Need
  • Editor of the NOVACO Newsletter, Summer 2009
  • Updated Company's Database with members current contact information
  • Informed members of current issues and upcoming events via mass mailings and newsletter
  • Reported directly to and worked with the Executive Director
  • Prepared an array of documents
    • reports for the Board of Directors
    • fliers for upcoming events
    • spreadsheets with current client information Program Manager
  • Solicited local businesses for live and silent auction items for the Annual Gala
  • Persuaded over 30 Government Officials to agree to be Honorary Chairs for the Annual Gala
Nov 2007 - Jul 2008

Sales Associate

Burger King
  • Delivered proficient customer service
  • Efficiently worked all stations
  • Used leadership skills to motivate, somewhat unenthusiastic, co-workers to provide the best service possible
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Administrative Assistant

B.F. Saul
  • Updated forms used daily by employees (fax cover sheets and invoice recording form)
  • Reported updated information directly to co-founder of the company
  • Recorded new client information into company's database
  • Learned basic logistical aspects of the company
    • answered phones
    • sorted mail
    • recorded and sent invoices
    • sent and distributed faxes

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office

I have been using Microsoft Office since grade school. At WVU, I enrolled in a Computer Science Course that helped me refine my skills.   Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access