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Jan 2010Present


Northern Virginia Community College

A little about the university...

NOVA's mission is to respond to the educational needs of its dynamic and diverse community through an array of comprehensive programs and services that facilitate learning and workforce development in an environment of open access and through lifelong educational opportunities.

A little about the major...

The primary purpose of NVCC's paralegal studies program is to educate competent and ethical paralegals. Paralegals (who are also called "legal assistants") are persons who are qualified by education, training, or work experience to perform specifically delegated legal work for which a lawyer is responsible. Paralegals are employed or retained by lawyers, law offices, corporations, governmental agencies, and other entities. The program has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1988.

This past semester I completed the following courses with a 3.5 GPA:

Legal Research

Legal Writing

Introduction to Paralegal Studies

Family Law

(My educational background has already given me experience with many databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, JSTOR, as well as others.)

Aug 2009Dec 2009


Appalachian State University

A little about the university...

Appalachian emphasizes a “community of learners,” a challenging academic environment in which students and faculty together ask questions, explore ideas, cultivate understanding, examine what they believe and delve into new possibilities. At Appalachian, the best characteristics of a liberal arts institution combine with those of a research institution to give students an unparalleled education. The result? Infinite possibilities.

A little about the major...

 Our objectives in the courses in the Department of Philosophy and Religion are to acquaint students with religious and philosophical history, to develop the skills necessary to examine critically and discuss reflectively issues of philosophy and religion, and to promote a desire for advancing frontiers of knowledge in these areas.

Aug 2007May 2009


A little about the university...

The mission of Christopher Newport University is to provide educational and cultural opportunities that benefit CNU students, the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation. CNU provides outstanding academic programs, encourages service and leadership within the community, and provides opportunities for student involvement in nationally and regionally recognized research and arts programs.

A little about the major...

The ethics track includes course work in feilds such as Environmental Ethics, Business Ethics, and Medical Ethics. The values track provides students an opportunity to consider the origin and impact of dominant moral structure upon our lives today, as well as the chance to challenge these values.

Work experience

Mar 2007Present


Buffalo Wing Factory

Experience gained: customer service, order tracking systems, multiline phone system, occasional small deliveries between stores, professional level cleaning, and strenghtened communication skills.

Sep 2009Jan 2010


Ruby Tuesdays

Experience gained: Greet/seat guests, TueGo Roadside service, clearing/resetting tables, order taking and tracking, food running, and general care of restaurant.

Jul 2009Jan 2010

Driver/ Shop Hand

Boquet Florist

Experience gained: delivery using map system ( I do have personal experience using GPS), maintaining vehicle cosmetically and mechanically, multiline phone system for order taking and setting delivery appointments, helped received deliveries, prep flowers, clean shop, minor wedding assistance, and seasonal store change out from storage facility to shop.

Aug 2008May 2009

Key Holder

Five Below

Experience gained: customer service, stock room orginization, product presentation, inventory records, deposit logs and tracking, shipment logs, accounting for accuracy and tracking of numerous registers, and internal company communication through phone and email. Used both Excel and Outlook.

I also gained unique and valuable experience in this position as the store under went a complete management change while I was there. The two instore managers I reported to were let go and I had to work directly with the district manager to help the store transition to a new general and assistant manager.

Oct 2008May 2009


Edible Arrangments

Experience gained: multiline phone system, order taking/tracking, helped receive deliveries, prep fruit, design arrangements, helped run a booth for the shop in various community events, and intensive cleaning duties for front of shop and kitchen.

Jun 2006Sep 2006


Larry Neff, CPA

Experience gained: Multiline phone system, message taking, organizing appointments, helped fill out  primliminary tax forms, converted entire office record from paper to computer using scaner and organized files for general use and had exposure to sensitive documents to do so, balanced accounts and checked for accuracy while converting from paper to computer record, and sent faxes. Used Excel.


I am a very motivated, loyal, organized, dedicated, hardworking,  intelligent paralegal studies student looking for employment that will let me help my community while supporting myself.


Ammon Young

John Thompson