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Leadership Experience

Graduate Student Teachers Assistant  :        August 2009- December 2009

-Nonverbal Communication class teacher's assistant.

-Collected and graded class papers on due dates and returned them to students in a timely manner.

-Administered, collected, and graded class exams.

-Assisted with any other tasks needed for the graduate students, remained extremely organized.


-Very Organized




-Detail Oriented



-Good analytical and communication skills


My name is Dana Murphy and I am currently a senior attending West Virginia University. I will be graduating in May from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. I am interested in acquiring a job in my future in a field related to sales, marketing, or administration.

My current job as a sales associate at Rue 21, a retail clothing company, has helped me develop my strong communication skills.I am knowledgeable in assisting customers, working as a team, and promoting my job to the best of my ability.I worked to hone my communication skills in the past, also, working as a gymnastics teacher to children of various ages.Also since January of 2010 I have been an intern at LocalUp Solutions LLC here in Morgantown, West Virginia.Interning for Dubvmenus, more specifically, I have advanced my customer service, sales, and promotional techniques.

I have participated in a volunteer program called the Kaleidoscope after school program to gain credit for my major.As an active member, I visit Skyview Elementary School twice a week and work with young kids, assisting them with homework help, keeping them physically active and also teaching them the basic gymnastics skills that I have acquired teaching gymnastics in the past.

I hope that the skills I have attained from my previous employers, paired with my strong writing, reading, and communication knowledge that I have gained in the classroom over the past four years will make me an asset to a future employer.I have gained experience in many different aspects of my life that I believe will make me a very valuable employee.

I am a motivated, independent, and driven individual with lots to offer and learn.I look forward to my future in the work force.

Work experience

Jul 2008Present

sales associate

Rue 21

Rue 21 is a chain clothing store with business spanning 43 states.  I have worked part-time at Rue 21 as a sales associate for almost two years.  While at Rue 21 my basic job duties include:

  • Assisiting customers with their merchandise inquiries.
  • Promoting any sales with fliers and other promotional items.
  • Stocking racks and shelves/taking inventory/ processing shipment.
  • Promoting fragrance sales to the best of my ability.
  • Working as a team with other sales associates; always maitaining an enthusiastic and helpful attitude regardless of the task at hand.
Jan 2010Present

Dubvmenus intern

LocalUp Solutions LLC

Dubvemnus is an online menu guide that give you the opportunity to look up daily, weekly, and monthly specials and restaraunt menus at your convenience.  You are able to see bar specials, food specials, and other night life specials all on the website. It also allows you to place orders directly from the website without having to call or go in. My duties specifically for this internship are:

  • Promoting website and business to the best of my ability.
  • Develping rapport with Dubvmenus customers.
  • Changing and updating website information quickly and efficiently.
  • Gathering important information from local Morgantown Restaraunts and Bars.
  • Cooperating and working with other Dubvmenus interns and staff.
May 2008Aug 2008


Beacon on the Bay Restaraunt
  • Assisted customers with lunch, dinner, and drink orders.
  • Promoted the restaraunt to the best of my ability.
  • Kept a friendly and energetic autmosphere.
May 2004Aug 2007

gymanstics instructor

Barnstormers Gymnastics Club
  • Taught students ranging from 3 years of age to adults gymnastics five days a week.
  • Planned, organized, and ran basic gymnastics class and also private birthday parties.
  • Answered phones, filled out paper work, assisted customers, and other administrative duties.


Kayleigh Davis

Priscilla Moats

I have worked under Priscilla for almost two years now.  She knows me very well as an individual and also as an employee.  She is aware of my skills, work ethic, strengths, and weaknesses. 



Aug 2006Present


West Virginia University


Promotional skills
I have acquired many promotional skills both at my job at Rue 21 and at my internship for Dubvmenus.  Promoting merchandise and fragrance sales are very important for my job.  Also, promoting Dubvmenus to the best of my ability is one of the most important aspects of my work there.  I have learned many different promotional techniques that I feel would be valuable to a future employer.
I have worked in a sales environment for the past two years at Rue 21 as a sales associate.  I have perfected ways to help, persuade, and entertain customers of all different ages.  I try to promote the store the best that I can and at the same time boost revenue. 
Customer Service
I have worked in a customer service autmosphere for many years.  Within the last two years at my job at Rue 21 I have learned a lot about customer service and have made my skills better with each day I am there.