Karah Garza

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Sales Associate

Giant Discount Appliances

At Giant Discount Appliances I provide customers with great customer service and I assist them with sales and financing. I have enjoyed working in a team with my fellow coworkers and have helped to maintain a positive and upbeat environment.  I have learned to work well under pressure and have also learned how to communicate well with others.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Volunteer Mentor and Tutor

Paredes Middle School, Drop Out Intervention Program

At Paredes Middle School I was able to be involved with the Drop Out Intervention Program where I helped at-risk students to succeed academically. I mentored and tutored an eighth grade student in math and tried to provide her with skills to be successful. This program taught me how to communicate with students and how to accommodate those that may need more one on one help. I really enjoyed this opportunity and feel that I was able to make a difference in that students life.

Jan 2008 - May 2008

Volunteer Mentor and Tutor

Metz Elementary, Helping One Student to Succeed

At Metz Hosts, I really learned how to communicate with children and how to provide them with the necessary skills to be successful. I tutored a fourth grade ESL student in reading and I also tutored a second grade student in reading and math. I really enjoyed working with the Metz Hosts program because I was able to work with a team to help improve the education of my students.

Jun 2005 - Jan 2007

Sales Associate

Sears

I gained great customer service skills while working at Sears. I also learned how to communicate with customers and coworkers. I really enjoyed working in a team and solving any issues that came my way. I always had a positive attitude and learned how to meet my goals. I always maintained a positive attitude and learned how to meet my goals. I also assisted customers with financing and with kitchen sales.

Aug 2005 - Dec 2005

Student Assistant

The University of Texas, Chief of Financial Affairs Office

This was a work study program that I participated in my first semester as a student at the University of Texas. I gained knowledge in filing and maintaining organization. I entered contracts into their system, File Maker Pro. I also filed contracts and exported contracts.

Sep 2004 - May 2005

Sales Associate

Sears

At Sears, I really learned how to meet the goals required of me by the company. I learned how to provide great customer service and how to communicate with others. I really enjoyed working with my team and working with customers.

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - Aug 2009

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Skills

Skills

Operating Mac Computers

I had the opportunity to take a class at the University of Texas called, Computer Tools for Educators. This class provided me with the necessary skills to use Mac Computers and also taught me useful programs that would be beneficial in a classroom. I learned how to use iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, and I also learned how to create spreadsheets with Excel. I also learned about Web 2.0 Tools and feel confident that I can use them in the classroom.