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Currently attending Purdue University Calumet for Hospitality and Tourism Management. I am expecting to graduate in December of 2016. I have been working in the service industry for seven years mostly for Strack and Van Til working in various departments. I hope to move into the event planning industry upon graduation.

Work experience

Aug 2015Present

Sweet Shop/Cafe Crew Leader

Strack and Van Til
Ordering Managing crew members Ensuring that products are of the highest quality Assisting guests Works with team to create an efficient workplace
Oct 2008Present


Strack & Van Til
Deliver food to correct location Assist with full catered events including set-up, take down and serving Ensure excellent customer service for guests
Jul 2010Present

Event Catering

Event Catering

Supervised staff of three Sold box lunches to air show attendees Ensured state and local food standards were upheld

Oct 2008Present

Strack and Van Til, Highland

Strack and Van Til, Highland
Schererville, and St. John, IN
Feb 2013Aug 2015

Designer (February 2013-August 2015)

Clerk Prepare floral arrangements Ensure flowers are in their freshest condition Organize arrangements for large events such as weddings and banquets Communicate arrangement options to customers Create special order floral arrangements according to customer specifications
May 2013Jun 2015


Floral Load
Manager-Bill's Produce Ensure flower shipments arrive at the correct Strack and Van Til stores Supervise team of 7; Ensure orders are filled and team is working efficiently Organize boxes of flowers on pallets; Wrap pallets Handle call-offs and rescheduling
Oct 2013Dec 2013

Event Planner(October-December 2013)

Strack and Van Til
Highland, IN Event Planner Spearhead planning for annual vendor holiday party Develop invitations and mailing lists Ensure purchasing of supplies; Create menu



Bachelor of Science

Purdue University Calumet

In progress: Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management

GPA: 3.6 




American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute 


National Restaurant Association


Retail, Customer Service, Floral Design, Hospitality, Leadership, Organization, Time Management