Laura Zakos

Laura Zakos

Interest

Interested in a variety of topics. Enjoy learning new information and skills that can be applied both in a professional and social setting. Follower of up-and-coming technologies and consumer trends.

Summary

Recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a B.A. in Organizational Communication and a minor in Marketing. Highly interested in pursuing creativity, delivering results, and achieving success.

Objective

College graduate seeking a challenging full-time position within the Marketing, Advertising, or Human Resources field utilizing my interpersonal, organizational, and marketing strengths.

Organizations & Involvment

  • American Marketing Association Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010: Vice President of Personnel: Duties included: Member Recruitment, Mentorship Program, Social Events, Database Development and Maintenance to track Member Contact Information and Points.
  • Kohler Save Water America Marketing Challenge Spring 2010: Executive Team Member: Duties included: Proposal/report writing, event planning, various integrated marketing communication components, and sales. Won first place in the nation and earned UW-Whitewater $10,000 of Kohler water-efficient products.
  • Creative Marketing Unlimited (CMU) Fall 2009, Spring 2010: Assistant Account Executive: Duties included: Survey data entry/analysis, production of print materials, and report writing. Active participant in one of the nation’s only student-run market research firms.
  • Other Activities: UWW AMAzing Service, UWW Adopt-a-Lot/Adopt-a-Highway, UWW Community Day Booklet Handout, UWW Leadership Involvement Team, UWW Nursing Home Visitation Program, UWW Make a Difference Day, UWW Student Conduct Board, UWW Club Tennis, UWW Student Optimists, UWW Let’s Talk College.

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Present

Teller

Johnson Bank through Adecco

Responsibilities include: Assisting clients with questions, accurate and efficient computer usage, dealing with high security operations, quickly learning systems and procedures, handling money and cash transactions.

Accomplishments include:

·Working effectively and productively with a regular change in coworkers and environment

·Adding a more familial and comfortable atmosphere to clients and employees

Jun 2004 - Aug 2006

Front Desk Attendant

Racine Tennis Club

Responsibilities include: Answering phones, scheduling lessons, exhibiting great customer service skills, handling money and cash transactions. 

Skills

Skills

Creativity

Development of expressive and imaginative ideas. Able to come up with fresh, individual concepts and opinions.

Adaptability

Willing and able to help where needed and handle a variety of tasks. Able to flex schedule as needed in order to balance each task effectively. 

Customer Service Skills

Work effectively and productively in handling customer interactions and problem solving. 

Written Communication Skills

Clear and concise writer. Able to efficiently deliver messages in a professional manner.

Oral Communication Skills

Experienced public speaker with confidence and the ability to think on my feet. Able to effectively convey messages to various audiences.

Computer Skills

Computer Skills: Utilized both Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Office Suite for Mac. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, iCal, and other online calendar programs. Some experience with Adobe Suite. Fast and accurate typist. Maintained databases including personal information and record keeping.