Heather Ruffel

Heather Ruffel


I am a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. My area of study is Hospitality Managment. I will be graduating in May 2009. I have a deep passion for events and it has been my dream to become an event planner. I am very creative,  and hard-working. I love making people happy especially on someones special day.I am looking forward to finding a wedding planning position with a challenging, yet rewarding, event company.


  • Zeta Tau Alpha- Social Sorority

                Positions held- Ritual Chairman, Assistant New Member Coordinator,                                                                  Corresponding Secretary, Fraternal Education, and Music Chairman         

  • Hill United Presbyterian Church Mission trip
  • Butler Senior High School Varsity Soccer   
  • 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer Participant
  • Interests in Wedding and Event Planning
  • Baking
  • Sewing
  • Hosted with my family 3 foreign exchange students during high school.
  • Photography


Aug 2004 - Present

Bachelor of Science

      Related Courses:
  • HRIM 101 Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • HRIM 130 Sanitation and Security
  • HRIM 406 Catering and Banquet Management
  • HRIM 281 Professional Wedding Planning and Consulting
  • HRIM 281 Introduction to Professional Event Management
  • HRIM 281 Principles of Special Event Design
  • HRIM 256 Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry
  • HRIM 313 Food Production Service
  • HRIM 260 Hotel Rooms Division Managment
  • HRIM 310 Professional Development
  • HRIM 330 Application of Food Products and Service

Work History

Work History
Feb 2009 - Present

Event Manager Intern

The Atrium
  • Effectively communicates with vendors
  • Gave tours to prospective clients
  • Set up and tear down of events
  • Worked at bridal shows
  • Researched competitors on internet
  • Researched and purchased event materials and products
  • Coordinated The Atrium Bridal showcase (April 11,2009)
  • Created a bar package
Jul 2007 - Jan 2008

Waitress and Host

  • Effectively communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Operated cash registers
  • Motivated customers to select the item right for them
May 2005 - Aug 2005

Bridge Crew Student Intern

Penn Dot
  • First female bridge crew member
  • Assisted in the building of the Chicora Bridge
Nov 2003 - Aug 2004


Sears and Roebuck
  • Operated cash registers
  • Effectively communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Dec 2002 - Nov 2003


Community Care Connections ( Formerly United Cerebral Palsy)
  • Assisted with activities for those with mental and physical disabilities
  • Effectively communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds




Comfortable with internet search engines

Macintosh software

Apple Works microsoft word, power point, and excel


word powerpoint excel

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