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Work experience

Sep 2007May 2010

Independent Beauty Consultant

Mary Kay

As an Independent Mary Kay consultant, I had many responsibilities including financial bookkeeping, contacting customers through phone and mail, keeping product inventory, and holding group product presentations. Running my own business allowed me to develop fabulous multitasking skills and become comfortable interacting with a diverse group of clients.

Oct 2007Dec 2007

Photographer and Sales Associate

Portrait Innovations

Seasonal work. I photographed individuals, families, groups, and children in a studio setting. I also worked with the company's own editing software and Adobe Photoshop. I also gained sales experience in this job by selling photo packages to my clients and learned to use photo lab technology to print the final product. During this job, I was also responsible for setting appointments in our computer system and answering phone calls.

May 2007Jul 2007


Radisson Hotel

Summer job. I worked as a hostess in the Friday's restaurant within the hotel. I was responsible for greeting guests as they entered the restaurant and making them feel welcome in Austin. I learned to maintain a calm and positive attitude during busy times and work as a team. It was my responsibility to manage the work load of the servers and occasionally do tasks beyond my position to ensure the restaurant ran smoothly.

May 2007Jul 2007

Sales Associate


Summer job. I worked in the bedding department, at the cash register, and in the stockroom. I enjoyed the variety of my work and the ability to work as a team. While in the bedding department, I was responsible for setting up displays, keeping the area clean, and helping customers find what they needed. I usually worked on the closing shift, so it was my responsibility to organize and clean the bedding department in detail to be ready for opening the next morning. In the stockroom I worked with others to unload trucks and move products to the floor as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Texas

I earned my English degree with a focus in writing and a minor in psychology. Some relevant course work includes Photographic Communication, Creative Writing- short stories, and Magazine Writing and Publishing. I also acquired fourth-year proficiency in French. During my senior year, I earned the designation Cum Laude during the fall, and Magna cum Laude in the spring on the Dean's Honor List.

Jan 2006May 2006

Dale Jackson Career Center

I attended Dale Jackson during my final semester of High School and completed the first course of Audio Video Production. In this class, I learned the basics of camera work, video and sound editing, live studio production, set design, and script writing. Our class wrote and produced live talk shows, edited raw footage, and produced segments for the city's television station. My favorite project was doing the CG work during a live city production for the boy scouts.


Adobe Photoshop
I use Adobe Photoshop for my personal photography hobby and received professional experience with it while working at Portrait Innovations.
I type at an average of 80wpm.
Microsoft Office
I have used Microsoft nearly my entire life and took a course on it my freshman year of college. 
I studied Spanish during high school and grade school. I am comfortable with basic speaking and feel I understand spoken and written Spanish at an intermediate level.
I completed four semesters of french and have intermediate skills in writing, reading, and speaking.


Photography, Baking, Vegetarian Cooking, Journaling, Online Gaming, Rock Climbing, Camping, Working Out, Short Story Writing, Animal Rights, Christianity, Painting, Knitting, Sewing