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About Me

I attended Robert Morris University to pursue my dream of playing collegiate softball while earning my college degree. I never expected that four years later I would not only graduate playing four years of collegiate softball but that I would also graduate with my MBA.

My road to success was not easy. I struggled through my second year of college due to my softball injury, which occurred during our spring break trip in March of 2009. I was unable to attend school for two weeks and the physical therapy process took approximately eight months. However, I was able to succeed in graduating with my bachelor’s degree in three years as a result of a lot of hard work and dedication. After receiving an undergraduate degree I wanted to go above and beyond my comfort zone and push myself in the classroom. It was then that I made the decision to apply to Robert Morris’s accelerated MBA program.

Playing a sport in college truly teaches a person a diverse set of life skills. It requires dedication, organization, and excellent interpersonal communication skills. I have experience in dealing with a variety of people as well as different types of athletes. I have been an athlete of many sports throughout my life and I understand the pressure collegiate athletes are under in order to achieve excellence in the field as well as in the classroom. Although I may not have a lot of practice in the business world, I have a lot of life experience.

I am confident that I can bring what I learned in both undergrad and graduate school into my career. Being a part of a fast paced university as well as being a part of the softball team has given me the leadership and work ethic required to be a valuable member of any team.


                                                                                     Kelly Petersen

Professional Statement:

Excellent communicator with the ability to project and elicit interest and enthusiasm. Truly enjoys new challenges, works well under pressure and thrives under discipline in an environment in which achievement is expected.


Robert Morris University Illinois                                                               

Master of Business Administration Degree                                                                     September 2011

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree        September 2010


●  Proficient use of Microsoft Office                       ●    Extremely goal and team oriented

●  Leadership                                                           ●    Ability to problem solve

●  Ability to undertake multiple assignments

    and prioritize efficiently                            


NCSA Athletic Recruiting                            Softball Recruiting Coordinator         02/12-08/13

Ranked 4th top performer in 2012

•  Coordinated my schedule and monitored 90 of my Head Scouts calendar to avoid overbooking •   Qualified 18 student athletes per day athletically and academically •   Set meetings between prospective college athletes and Head Scout •  Identified and solved recruiting problems related to the prospective college athlete

Esplanade Fitness Center                        Front Desk Clerk                          08/11-02/12

•Answered questions regarding facilities and different levels of memberships

•Welcomed all guests. Ensured proper identification is scanned

•Balanced nightly register of $200

Allegiance Insurance Services                 Administrative Assistant                07/10-2/11

•Coordinated, scheduled and monitored Training Coordinator’s calendar with 250-375 emails per day to          avoid overbooking as well as ensuring all time is effectively utilized

•Oversaw and coordinated all data transfer to new system

•Analyzed all proposals and form letters making revisions to improve consistency among documentation and usage

Circuit City                                                Sales Associate / Cashier              10/07-03/09

•Provided customer service by assisting 60 customers per shift with the purchase of cameras, camcorders, computers: HP, Dell, Toshiba, for home or office use

•Identified and solved technical problems relating to purchases

Extracurricular activities/Achievements

Women in Sports and Events (WISE): 2012-present

All Conference: 2011, 2010 & 2008, NAIA Div 1 Softball- Robert Morris University

All Conference All-Academic Team: 2011 & 2010, NAIA Div 1 Softball- Robert Morris University

Best Offensive Player: 2008, NAIA Div1 Softball- Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University Softball Team: 2008-2011, NAIA Div 1 Softball- Robert Morris University