Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Science

Radford University

Work History

Work History
Feb 2010 - Present

Fundraiser

James Farrior Foundation
  • Assisted with coordination of celebrity softball game, poker tournament, celebrity golf tournament and Tree of Hope
  • Raised funds for non-profit foundation
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Intern

Fredericksburg Live
  • Anchored in news segments
  • created contracts and agreements
  • organized events for news segments
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Intern

WCVE Community Idea Stations
  • Managed 2 Twitter accounts and 2 Facebook accounts
  • Created virtual tour of station
  • assisted with television membership campaign
Jun 2006 - Aug 2011

Assistant Manager/Head Lifeguard

Fredericksburg Country Club
  • Assistant Manager 2010: oversaw employees, ordered equipment, managed pool events, designed apparel, created schedules

Resume

Rebecca E. Mersiowsky

5911 N. Cranston Lane  l  Fredericksburg, VA l  (540)907-5703  l  rmersiowsky@gmail.com

Summary of Qualifications

  • Demonstrates creativity, initiative, good judgment, and the ability to clearly and simply express thoughts, verbally and in writing
  • Proficient in collecting and analyzing facts about newsworthy events and writing news copy
  • Experienced fundraiser able to solicit and gather monetary donations for an organization, design and produce promotional materials, and raise awareness of an organization's goals and financial needs

Education

2008-2012                                              Radford University                                        Radford, VA

Bachelor of Science Degree

  • Major in Communications, Concentration in Journalism
  • Minor in Psychology

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Blackberry
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Flipcam
  • iMovie
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Blogspot
  • Dreamweaver
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod

2004-2008                                          Courtland High School                               Spotsylvania, VA

Advanced Diploma

  • Recipient of Community Service Seal
  • Special Olympics 2008: with Radford University Cheerleading; assisted in organizing and running event
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraisers 1995-present: Volunteer
  • Fredericksburg Area Running Club Charity Fundraising Races 1999-present: Volunteer
  • WCHS-TV 2007-2008: daily news anchor, assisted in gathering news and writing scripts
  • Class Board 2005-2008: Organized school dances, planned senior trip, designed apparel
  • Yearbook Staff 2006-2008: wrote stories, created layouts, distributed yearbooks, took pictures, organized index, Yearbook Editor 2008

Related Experience

Winter 2012                                          Fredericksburg Live                               Fredericksburg, VA

Communications Intern

  • Anchored in news segments
  • Created contracts and agreements
  • Organized events for news segments

Summer 2011                          WCVE Community Idea Stations                            Richmond, VA

Communications Intern

  • Managed Twitter and Facebook accounts for WCVE and Virginia Home Grown
  • Created virtual tour of station
  • Assisted with television membership campaign

2010 - Present                                                James Farrior Foundation                                Richmond, VA

Fundraiser

  • Assisted with the coordination of celebrity softball game, poker tournament, celebrity golf tournament, and Tree of Hope
  • Raised funds for non-profit foundation

Other Experience

Summers 2006-2011                    Fredericksburg Country Club                      Fredericksburg, VA

Lifeguard

  • Assistant Manager 2010: oversaw employees, ordered equipment, managed pool events
  • Head lifeguard 2009: designed apparel, created schedules

May-July2011                                      Brock's Riverside Grill                            Fredericksburg, VA

Hostess

  • Answered phones and took reservations
  • Seated guests and organized seating sections
  • Collected cover charge on club nights

February-May 2008                              The Little Gym                                      Fredericksburg, VA

Instructor

  • Led classes and birthday parties
  • Sold merchandise and lessons at front desk
  • Filed paperwork
  • Set up equipment for classes

Community Service

  • Radford University Cheer Bash 2009: Organized and ran cheerleading competition for parks & recreation youth cheerleaders
  • Special Olympics 2008: with Radford University Cheerleading; assisted in organizing and running event
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraisers 1995-present: Volunteer
  • Fredericksburg Area Running Club Charity Fundraising Races 1999-present: Volunteer
  • Fredericksburg Baptist Church 1999-present: built houses, fed homeless, cleaned yards, collected food
  • Spotsylvania Parks & Recreation 2007: assistant coach for youth soccer team
  • Cougar Classic Youth Cheerleading Competition 2004-2008: assisted in organizing and running event, team leader
  • Toys for Tots 2006-2007: distributed and collected toys for children in need

Work Samples