Carissa Larson

  • Houston US-TX

Summary

I am a hardworking, dedicated 22 year old woman who thrives for success. I have perfected the art of multi-tasking and conquering tasks with speed and efficiency. I work extremely well in fast-paced settings and I handle stressful situations with grace. I love gaining knowledge of new things and I am an extremely fast learner. I have experience working for, and being editor, of 'Dateline: Downtown', the school newspaper for University of Houston - Downtown. I have taken numerous courses relating to writing, communications, the media, research, journalism and ethics. I feel fully prepared to take on an internship with you, no matter how hard I have to work - and I truly believe I would prove myself to be an asset.

Objective

To attain an internship in the Communications field, to utilize my skills, further my education and prepare me for the career world.

Education

Education
Jan 2010 - Present

Lone Star College - Cy-Fair
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009

University of Houston - Downtown
Aug 2006 - Jan 2008

Texas State University
Aug 2002 - May 2006

High School Diploma - GPA 3.8

Cypress Springs High School

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Counter Manager/Bartender

Clay's Restaurant

I always delivered outstanding customer service and sales. Under the extreme pressure of authorizing and organizing reserved parties of 50-100 people on average, I never skipped a beat and constantly handled stressful situations with grace. I achieved any and all tasks with precision - quickly and efficiently. I was even given a raise after only 2 weeks, which exceeded all others in an equivalent position who had been there for years.

Jun 2008 - Oct 2008

Insurance Quoter/Data Entry

Roger's Benefit Group

As a quoter, I would input client information into Excel spreadsheets, then into an assortment of different insurance companies and finally, compare the quotes. I maintained constant contact with agents and clients and received nothing but positive feedback. To successfully do my job, I had to utilize countless technologies. As a result, I am very knowledgeable when it comes to computers, as well as almost any program. Also, I answered the phones, took messages and organized clientele files. I was often asked to perform duties beyond my job requirements and happily complied, succeeding expectations.

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