Summary

I am originally from Blue Earth, MN, where I graduated from high school. I currently reside in Mankato, MN, where I attend Minnesota State University-Mankato. I am a Mass Communications major (with a focus in journalism) and a Technical Communications minor. I plan to graduate inĀ December of 2011. Other than attending my classes, I am also a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma national sorority, where I am the chapter Treasurer for 2011. I have included some information about my schooling, past work, experience, skills and some of the work I have done. If anything else is needed, I can be contacted at the email address listed above.

Work History

Work History
May 2008 - Present

Customer Service Associate

Lowe's

I began at Lowe's as a front end cashier and have moved to be a customer service associate. I assist customers with any and all problems they encounter and am looked at for assistance by other co-workers. I stand in as Head Cashier (basically the top of the chain of the front end) whenever I am needed to, whether it is during a lunch break or when one goes home sick. I have been told that I excel at customer service and in my knowledge of the company.

Mar 2011 - Present

Freelance Writer

The Free Press

I am currently a Freelance Writer for the Mankato Free Press. I receive random assignments from the Currents Editor and am required to conduct interviews and do research to write a feature story. I have written stories on various events happening in the community.

May 2010 - Sep 2010

Street Team Intern

Radio Mankato

Over the summer of 2010, I interned at Radio Mankato--a studio with multiple radio stations. I was a member of the Street Team, meaning I was able to help with promotions and office work. Some of the activities I participated in were the Mankato fireworks fundraiser, parades, choosing which Public Service Announcements would air on the radio and promoted the Hot 96.7 radio station at different college campuses.

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Present

Bachelor of Science

Minnesota State University-Mankato

I am currently attending MSU Mankato, where I am a senior. I will be graduating in December of 2011 with a degree in Mass Communications. I will have a minor in Technical Communications. I am learning many skills which will make me into a great journalist. I received a scholarship from the department for the Fall 2010 semester, which was a great honor.

Skills

Skills

Social media use

I currently have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and various other social media sites. I am learning how to have a stronger presence in these social media sites.

Blogging

I have had a few personal blogs in the past and more recently have created a few professional blogs. I will continue to practice my blogging skills as it is a very important way to advertise myself.

Basic Web Design

I learned how to build a web page with HTML coding in high school and have retained some knowledge from that. I understand how all the elements of HTML work together to create a web page. I have built several web pages, using both the WYSIWYG functions and basic HTML coding.

Writing news stories

I began writing news stories as a newcomer to the Mass Communications department and have continued to practice writing solid pieces.

Video shooting and editing

I have began creating and editing videos andĀ editing music and photos. I am still working on perfecting this skill but know the basics and am continuously growing stronger at it.