Karen Rader

Karen Rader


My name is Karen Rader and I am a senior at Purdue University.  I will be graduating in May 2012 with a major in Anthropology and minor in Communication and Organizational Leadership.  Through the courses I have taken, I am great at communicating and understanding people.  I have acquired knowledge about diverse cultures in areas such as art, behavior, and perceptions of natives, that extremely interest me.  

Work experience

Work experience
May 2011 - Present


Redemak's Restaurant
  • Upselling promotional products
  • Utilized logistics of seating and customer placement
  • Administered assistance through customer interaction and communication skills
May 2010 - Aug 2010


Brewster's Italian Cafe
  • Aided in conflict management, followed by immediate problem solving
  • Commitment to congenial interactions
  • Represented company's brand
Nov 2008 - Aug 2009

Sales Representative/Cashier/Stocker

Coach Store
  • Managed cashiering activities in areas of purchasing, exchanges and returns, and enforced store policies
  • Ensured outstanding customer service and rapport by having reliable knowledge of merchandise and informed product maintenance
  • Maintained aesthetics of store in a professional setting to ensure consistency of the layout, by assisting in floor displays and monitoring floor inventory


Aug 2008 - Present


Purdue University



Higher Ground Dance Company

Required mutual peer leadership choreographing philanthropic dance Engaging in a biannual charity event, funding the Andrea Rizzo Therapy Foundation, in support of youth dance therapy

Purdue Anthropology Society (P.A.S.T.)

Dynamic social and intellectual club, incorporating students in anthropological discourse  Educated local community, working to create awareness on basics of anthropology, by participating in the annual Spring Fest Event, held at Purdue University