Sarita Cole

Sarita Cole

Interest

My interests include playing my guitar and singing. I love recording my own music and writing my own songs. Music is a very strong passion of mine. I also enjoy working out and being a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.

Summary

I am a current student at Longwood University. I will be graduating in May of 2011. I will have a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Relations. I am currently seeking an entry level job in event planning, marketing, or advertising. I have skills in auditing, public relations, and event planning.I have acquired these skills throughout my classes and through the internship I completed. I am also a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and have held the positions of Ritual Chair, Parliamentarian, CPC Delegate, and Greek Week Representative. After I graduate I will be living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. However I am willing to move and/or commute.

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011

Communication Studies

Longwod University
I have a degree in Public Relations Communication Studies Major from Longwood University. Classes for my major which I completed and feel will be highly beneficial to me within the job force included Applied Organizational Communication, where I had to conduct an audit of an organization on campus with four of my fellow students throughout an entire semester. We had to present our audit to the organization and our professor at the end of the semester. I also took Organizational Communication; this was where I had to plan an event for a nonprofit organization within Farmville’s community. My group chose the SPCA; we planned the event throughout the entire semester and then had the event at the end of the semester. We had a great turn out. I also took Public Relations, where I had to make a press release and a media pitch. I completed a Senior Seminar class for my major where I am completed an undergraduate thesis. Finally, I also completed an internship at the office of Alumni Relations at Longwood University during the summer of 2010. There is a description of my internship not only on my resume which can be seen in my portfolio in the upper right hand corner but it is also explained below in my past work history. In May I will have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Skills

Skills

Event Planning

I have experience in event planning through my Organizational Communication class. I was a member of a group who planned an event for the SPCA in Farmville, Virginia. My title within the group was the event planner. I was in contact with the organization at all times. I also helped construct the final event plan and put on the actual event at the end of the semester. I also have experience with event planning through my internship, becuase I helped plan a reunion while completing my internship throughout the summer.

Auditing

I have had experience auditing an organization on Longwood’s campus through my Applied Organizational Communication class. I audited an organization on campus for an entire semester. My title within the group was the liaison. My responsibilities were to attend each meeting the organization held, received all of their minutes via email, conducted interviews with many of the executive board members and help construct and present the final audit.

Work History

Work History

New York Pizza Pub

I worked as a waitress for the summer.

Chix Oyster Bar

I worked as a hostess, food runner, and bus girl for the summer.

Bubba's Restaurant

I worked as a hostess, food runner, and bus girl for the summer.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Internship

Alumni Relations at Longwood University

I was an Intern at the office of Alumni Relations at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. I completed my internship during the summer of 2010. I was responsible for planning an event for alumni who would be returning for a reunion at the end of the summer. I was also responsible for making various spreadsheets, doing research on Longwood's alumni through facebook and LinkedIn, and I also learned how to create websites.