Kiara Walton

Kiara Walton

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

Broadcast Journalism

Oklahoma State University

Work History

Work History

Resident Advisor (RA)

Oklahoma State Residential Life Dept.

  • Responsible for assisting the Residence Director in developing, coordinating, and maintaining a community within the halls.
  • Oversaw 32 residents within the hall.
  •  Helped establish a positive living learning community through support, encouragement, and academic leadership.
  • Encouraged students to take personal responsibility for establishing and implementing a positive college experience.
Jan 2008 - Present

To Go specialist/Hostess/Server

Olive Garden (Darden)
  • Responsible for welcoming and entertaining guests.
  • Provided a positive personalized first impression of resturant service.
  • Specialized as a certified trainer for incoming and pospective employees.
  • Worked with managers and team members to provide a smooth operation of the resturant and a genuine Itailan dining experience.
  • Provides fas, friendly and efficient service and suggests menu and beverage items to all quests.
  • Was in charge of all dessert and salad prep during the morning and night shift. 
Aug 2012 - Present

Photo Editor

The Daily O'Collegian
  • Coordinated various types of photography assignments and articulated them to the photo staff.
  • Responsible for editing all photos for print and web.
  • Generated multimedia slideshows on the O’Collegian website.
  • Managed all photography equipment and oversaw the photo workstation.
  • Responsible for all photography, including news, features, sports and opinion. Oversaw and mentored 17 photographers.
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012

Photographer

The Daily O'Collegian and Her Campus Magazine
  • Operated various professional cameras provided by the newspaper.
  • Developed photographing skils in sports, celebrations, concerts and campus events.
  • Undertake various types of photography assignments in different enviornments.
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

College Preparation Assistant (CPA)

Evergreen State University
  • Provided academic and leadership assistance to middle school students.
  • Helped students understand how their work and skill development applies to the real world and readiness for college.
  • Served as a hands on resource to students in mathematics, science, reading and writing

Skills

Skills

Event Planning

Backgrounders/Fact Sheets

Press Releases

Ad Copies/ Sketches

Nixon D200

Nixon D300

Microsoft Office

Adobe Photoshop

Social Networks

Facebook Blog sites Twitter LinkedIn

Objective

To obtain a career that will expand my knowledge in the public relations and communication profession.

Activities/Honors

Kamm, Peterson-Friend Hall Government President (2010-2011)

§Organized and assisted all programming events

§Planned and operated our weekly meetings

§Improved, informed and strengthened our residential community

Kamm, Peterson- Friend Hall Government Treasurer (2010-2011)

§Managed records and maintained our hall governments budget

Advertisement Club Member (Fall 2010)

Hall Government Executive Board Member of the Month nominee (Fall 2010)

Oklahoma State University Student of the Month nominee (Fall 2010)

Oklahoma State University Residential Hall Association Member (Fall 2010)

§Assisted in putting together campus wide events

§Organized and participated in fundraising projects

Southwest Affiliate of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls

§OSU SWACHUR Delegate(Fall 2010)

§SWACHUR top ten program award (Fall 2010)

Interest

All of the aspects of photography. Print, digital, traditional etc.