Kristen Kurek

Work History

Work History
May 2005 - Present

Sales Support

http://www.gapinc.com

The Gap Inc., Gap, GapKids and Banana Republic Brands, various NJ locations

Fall 2008 - Present, Winter 2007, Summer 2006, Winter 2005, Summer 2005

Sales Associate

·Worked with customers on a daily basis, assisting them with product selections and questions

·Helped managers decide store arrangements and floor placements for new merchandise

·Helped design new store merchandise floor placements, and worked with teams to prepare for new store openings

Oct 2008 - Mar 2009

Administrative Assistant

Esquire, Formerly Hobart West Group

Assisted managers in Collections department with various projects:

·Used a proprietary system to update information and status about company clients (law firms and corporations)

·Generated monthly invoices and financial statements using Crystal Reports, a business report-writer application

·Called upon accounts payable managers of law firms and corporate clients to schedule and track invoice payments

·Prior to monthly distribution of Excel spreadsheets to corporate clients, checked the accuracy of spreadsheets to ensure that they properly reflected the current status of services performed and payments received

·Performed administrative duties and projects such analyzing payment histories of large corporate clients, distributing electronic invoices, and helping apply client payments to the correct companies and invoices

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Marketing Intern

DropCards

Product Creation and Sales Support

·Supported marketing manager on calls to current clients and prepared media kits to send to new clients

·Researched client markets, assembling information about target segments for potential new business

·Worked New York tradeshow, performing a broad-range of duties from booth setup to facing off with clients

·Assisted with production and packaging of multi-media cards, which the company customized and sold to clients

·Participated in feedback sessions to launch a revitalized, more client-focused company website

·Used the Internet to research potential clients and assemble market information about areas of new opportunities

May 2006 - Aug 2006

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Lancaster Mortgage Bankers

Administrative Support and Receptionist

·Developed and maintained spreadsheets to track new customer loans and to report the status of loans in progress

·Helped prepare and distribute loan packages and information to customers

·Developed and maintained a system to organize, track and archive customer loan files

·Used MS Outlook to update senior management daily on the status of new and existing loans

·Entered customer loan information into corporate loan processing systems and validated data for accuracy

·Performed receptionist duties, including answering multi-line switchboard and assisting office visitors

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Dec 2008

Internet and Web Design Class

Sep 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor of Arts

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Skills

Skills

Skills

·  Ability to work on several assignments at the same time ·  Ability to organize activities and work through unstructured problems ·  Ability to manage time effectively ·  Desktop applications: MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint (intermediate level) ·  Business applications: ACT! (Sage) – provides integrated views of contact and customer relationship information ·  Navigation and use of the Internet as a business and reference source  

Summary

I am a recent college graduate (May 2008) with a B.A. degree in Communications and Media Studies.I am eager to apply the concepts that I have leaned in college as well as some limited hands-on experience to address the communications and public relations challenges of companies regardless of their industry.

As you’ll see from my resume, I have been successful with summer jobs over the past four years, including a summer internship with DropCards, Inc.DropCards provided me the opportunity to meet clients, analyze the marketplace and assist the marketing manager with production of client material.

I am searching for an entry-level job that will allow me to apply what I have learned in college and working summers to help companies address their communications and marketing needs.

Objective

Entry-level opportunity to help companies and organizations address communications, marketing and/or public relations business needs