Lauren Ignoffo

Lauren Ignoffo

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Intern

Lynn Hazan & Associates

Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. (LH&A) is an executive recruitment and consulting firm in Chicago specializing in communications and marketing.I searched for a pool of candidates for multiple positions with many different professional backgrounds. I utilized social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates. I worked directly with the owner and president to recruit and follow-up with highly qualified candidates. I helped effectively screen, interview and evaluate candidates to assess their experience and skills in relationship to the client’s position. I was also able to attend client meetings with the president. I was brought into the company as one of three employees to help increase our company’s presence by attending and promoting career events, job fairs, speaking engagements and workshops. I updated social media accounts that informed followers about new opportunities, speaking seminars and business pitches. I also updated content on the website and contributed to the weekly listserv, a newsletter from LH&A sent out to nearly 4,000 people. I helped to create power point presentations for university speaking events and workshops and I obtained a leadership position when I helped train the new interns.

Sep 2010 - Present

DePaul University Executive Board Member

International Association of Business Communicators

With a commitment to staying involved and promote industry networking, I co-founded The International Association of Business Communications (IABC) DePaul Chapter. I had the intentions of not only giving DePaul students exposure to this valuable resource, but also to facilitate other undergrad students as they network, investigate internships and prepare for their future.

Mar 2008 - Jan 2011

Server

The Donkey Inn Bar & Grille

Wait tables, prepare and serve beverages. Resolved difficult customer situations, served large parties and maintained dining room cleanliness. Obtained customer service skills.

Maintaining a level of professionalism and decorum during sometimes chaotic conditions when dealing with demanding clientele in a sports bar/full service restaurant can be related to the 'corporate' world. Working is all about solving problems, respecting people, deadlines and working diligently to keep 'clients' happy.

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

Marketing Intern in Promotions Department

WCFS CBS Fresh 105.9

Coordinated the planning and execution of promotions, listener contests (on-air, on-site, and online), and a multitude of public appearances.

Attend events, coordinate with on-premise clients and interact with the public while at special events.

Updated the website with new shows, contests and promotional appearances.

Administrative activities such as: contacting the winners, submitting data entries preparing for special events.

*Note: See "accomplishments" for a recommendation from my boss

(Was offered a full-time position upon intern completion.)

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - Mar 2011

Communications

DePaul University

• Co-founder, Executive Board Member of The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) - DePaul Student Chapter. Participated in IABC Chicago luncheons and networking events. Held meetings for student members and promoted the start up of IABC DePaul.

• Golden Key National Honor Society- DePaul Chapter. Academic Excellence. 

• Communication Honor Society- Lambda Pi Eta, DePaul Chapter.

• Study Abroad – Santiago, Chile & Buenos Aires, Argentina -December 2010: Marketing and History, 4 week courses.

• New Orleans Community Service with DePaul University to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. 1 of 2 undergrads who participated in a graduate level class. Helped come up with a plan to get people back into their homes and to buy new property from unpaid homes with St. Joseph's Rebuild Center.

Objective

My overall my goal is to secure an introduction to a company that can afford me the opportunity to take on responsibilities, to engage with their team, demonstrate my work ethic, positive attitude and ability to be resourceful, solution driven and dependable.I am grateful for the experience acquired during my previous internship at CBS Fresh 105.9 radio station. I have also learned a great deal about myself and the general population by working as a server during college the past 3 years. Maintaining a level of professionalism and decorum during sometimes chaotic conditions when dealing with demanding clientele in a sports bar/full service restaurant can be related to the 'corporate' world. Working is all about solving problems, respecting people, deadlines and working diligently to keep 'clients' happy.As a recent graduate, I'm seeking an internship or full time position in an advertising agency. I am highly organized; respect deadlines and understand the importance of starting at the ‘bottom’ and bringing a positive attitude to the learning process. I am social media savvy, obtain strong analytical skills and take a proactive approach to the learning process. My undergraduate career at DePaul University has helped me realize my strong passion for advertising and the media planning process.Twitter: @lvignoffoOnline Portfolio: http://www.visualcv.com/p4sq9k9

Skills

Skills

SPSS

Statistical Package of the Social Sciences

Microsoft Power Point

I have used power point since high school and I continue to use it for group presentations and class projects.   I also create the power points that the president at LH&A uses for speaking engagements at professional organizations and institutions.    *One of them is added on my portfolio

Microsoft Excel

I have taken a quantitative public policy course that examined designed and interpreted results through excel.   I have created data spread sheets and grpahs   I am familiar with pivot tables

Ping

http://ping.fm/   Since one of my responsibilities is to manage social media at LH&A, I have learned how to work ping. Ping is a simple way to upload all of your social networks at once.

Microsoft Word