Kate Potvin


biking, hiking, reading, crosswords, trivia


To obtain a position that leads to a lasting relationship in the nonprofit sector and effectively utilizes my skills which include:

  • Customer Interaction
  • Feature Writing  
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Event Organization and Promotion      
  • Client-base Development    

Work experience

Work experience
2008 - Present

Marketing Intern

  • Wrote press releases and website announcements about upcoming events 
  • Organized sponsorship of reader survey, collected prize donations from advertisers 
Mar 2009 - Present

Sales Associate

Banana Republic
  • Assist customers with their purchases; tailor interactions to fit customers’ individual needs
  • Communicate information about sales, promotions, and products to customers
Jan 2012 - Present

Yoga Instructor

Cambio. Yoga/ MotionX Studio
  • Guide students safely through yoga practice using proper alignment and adjusting techniques
  • Promote studio(s) to attract new clients and retain current customers
  • Create a welcoming environment for new and experienced yoga practitioners 

Cambio Yoga

MotionX Studio 

May 2010 - Jun 2011

Assistant Manager

Banana Republic
  • Resolved customer service issues; worked with customers to best address their needs
  • Managed sales floor by tracking and reacting to key performance numbers in order to drive sales 
  • Led team of sellers, communicated sales goals, recognized and rewarded high performers
  • Planned and organized special customer events that drove traffic and sales into our store
Sep 2007 - Mar 2008

Editorial Assistant

German Studies Review
  • Proofread and copyedited articles for publication in journal 
  • Created layout for articles using Adobe InDesign 
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Teaching Artifact Research Intern

Minnesota Historical Society
  • Researched background information on artifacts used in the education department's school programs
  • Wrote summaries of research to provide instructors with clear knowledge of artifacts they teach
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Editing and Marketing Intern

Coffee House Press
  • Wrote manuscript reports and made recommendations to the editor 
  • Maintained database of book reviews 
  • Responded to book requests from educators
  • Compiled and mailed press kits


Sep 2004 - Jun 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Carleton College

Minor in German Language and Literature

Completed senior thesis on Afro-German identity

Sep 2006 - Dec 2006

School of International Training

Studied abroad for one semester in Berlin and Central Europe examining nationalism and ethnicity in the region.



Adobe Suite

Experience with InDesign

Microsoft Office

Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

German Language