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Education

Jun 2003May 2007

Bachelor's of Arts

Xavier University of Louisiana

DOUBLE MAJOR IN PSYCHOLOGY & MASS COMMUNICATIONS

MINOR IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION

Within Communications, I have studied the areas of Public Speech, Public Relations, Interperonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Small Groups to maximize the effectiveness of myself and the tasks I perform to take every situation to a higher level.

Within Psychology I have studied Behavioral, Social, Community, and Industrial/ Organizational Psychology to apply these disciplines to everyday life.

Work experience

Jul 2008Nov 2008

Public Relations Intern

Obama Campaign Office

Worked in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding cities to promote Senator Obama. Also visited cities in Florida to gain insight in areas where his image was week. Took and analyzed poll numbers to see what needed to changed and be improve as far as campaigning in Florida and ultimately helped changed a once red state into a blue state.

Jan 2008Jun 2008

Trainer/Shiftleader/Server

Applebee's

Worked full – time in a variety of customer service positions for the restaurant. Set customer service standards, trained other servers, handled customer complaints with professionalism, and set a positive and fast paced atmosphere for the workplace.

• Received awards for professional appearance, great attitude, and customer service

• Promoted to Shifter Leader within first full month

• Promoted to Trainer within ninety days

Jul 2007Jun 2008

Administrative Assistant

Celebration Hope Center

Worked full – time as a field administrative assistant for a non-profit mental health agency. Answered multi-line phones, helped set up new offices, filed paperwork, performed client intakes and assessments, ordered inventory, worked with counselors, and performed any other tasks asked of while working to meet more than one deadline.

Feb 2006Jun 2007

Shiftleader/Server

Zea Routisserie and Grill

Earned living expenses during college by working full – time as a server, developed my customer service skills, learned to make priorities and grew a sense of time as well as a strong work ethic, led the shifts, and aided the managers with whatever tasks was asked.

May 2006Aug 2006

Counselor/ Internship

McDonough Senior High #35

Worked in a New Orleans’ High School in a post-Katrina environment. It allowed me to further my Psychology and Communications training as well as be a positive role model for inner city youth.

Sep 2005Dec 2005

Reporter/ Internship

WHAS 11 News

WHAS 11 News created this position specifically for me after reviewing my college history and my Hurricane Katrina experiences. I worked in the newsroom first to understand how one functions, from there I shadowed reports and eventually made, edited, and produced my own newscasts.

Skills

Public Speaking
Leadership
Trainer
Sales
Internet Research
Customer Service
Microsoft Office
Proficient in Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word

References

Dantrell Simmons

Michele Louviere

Angie Sage

Shirley Labbe

Sherlene Shanklin

Arnold Crump

William Robinson

RESUME

AFFILIATIONS

Big Brothers Big Sisters

National Association of Black Journalist

INTERESTS

• Analyzing Movies

• Art Galleries

• Church

• History Museums

• Horseback Riding

• Reading

• Studying Psychology

• Wine Tastings

• Writing

• Xbox 360

PERSONALITY TRAITS

A. J. Calloway's                   Energy

Anderson Cooper's      Charisma

T. J. Holmes'                Freshness

Jeff Johnson's      Political Sense

Larry King's                     Longevity

Don Lemon's     Professionalism

Will Smith's              Talent Sense

Summary

          Over the past ten years, I have gained a tremendous amount of education through school, work, and life experiences. In high school I excelled to be ranked number two in my class. Once I graduated and started college I didn’t slow down. Through organizations on campus and in the community I gained an enormous amount of leadership skills. I also learned how to balance two majors, a full time job, and even being Homecoming Prince.After four years in the Spring of 2007, I graduated from Xavier University and continued to work hard in the New Orleans community. Recently, I decided to finally take some time off and do a little bit of traveling to further my life and cultural education. Traveling from Washington, California, Arizona, Texas, New York, and other states, just to name a few I am ready to go into the work industry so I can work with people of different backgrounds and influence them in the direction of my client. In my past I have proven that losing my mother to cancer, Hurricane Katrina, and this recession aren’t enough to stop me. In the future I hope to prove how valuable of an asset I can be for your company.

AWARDS

The National Knights of Peter Claver, Gilbert Faustina Award, 2007

XTV Director of the Year, 2007

Project Coordinator of the Year, 2006

XTV Anchor of the Year, 2006

Alpha Phi Alpha Dr. Martin Luther King Award, 2005

Salutatorian, 2003