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Social Media, Politics, Business, Arts, Sports, Music 

My English minor was specifically in film studies, thus I have a great appreciation for films. 



2012 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

2008-2011  Dean's List

2008-2010  Maverick Scholarship


Throughout my collegiate career, I maintained the same job at my school's library, where I developed strong relationships with all of my supervisors and co-workers. In addition, I worked directly with patrons in assisting them with all of their needs. 

In my academic career, I was also tremendously committed to my work. I worked tirelessly to maintain the high standards I set for myself. As a mass media major and an English minor, I developed strong communication and writing skills.

I am reliable, hardworking and an effective communicator and listener. 


Kristen Hobday

My supervisor at the library for around 3 1/2 years. 

Dr. Charles Lewis

Dr. Lewis was my adviser for four years at Minnesota State University, and I also took a couple of classes with him. 


Work experience

Aug 2008May 2012

Library Student Lead Worker

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Memorial Library

Promoted from student assistant to student lead worker

Provided essential assistance to patrons at the library's front desk

Used the library software Aleph to check in and check out all library materials

Acted as a primary contact for patrons calling the library for assistance 

Located books, periodicals and any other documents patrons were seeking

Answered any questions patrons inquired

Referred patrons to areas and staff that could provide additional assistance to their needs

Assisted patrons in using the library's online catalog and article databases 

Shelved books using the Library of Congress classification system

Worked effectively with a group of peers and supervisors

Closed the library with the help of one other co-worker

Jan 2012Apr 2012

PR Intern

Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota

Wrote grants and letters of inquiries requesting support for the organization's programs

Collected necessary budget information and other essential documents requested for each grant and letter of inquiry

Researched grants to determine the organizations eligibility

Wrote a press release submitted to local news organizations 

Worked on projects with four different staff members, including the executive director

Assembled mailing informational pieces 

Created an excel document outlining the organization's eligibility for each of the grants I researched

Created an excel document outlining a schedule of due dates for grants the organization is eligible for

Answered phone calls and directed calls to the necessary staff members

Greeted and helped visitors that came to the office

Helped out at the annual Home Tweet Home event

Volunteered at the construction site


Aug 2008May 2012

Mass Media--Public Relations

Minnesota State University, Mankato

My focused area of study in mass media was in public relations. I specifically obtained knowledge in social networking, blogging, campaign production, search engine optimization, mass media law, publication design and research. In addition, I received  extensive writing skills in various public relations materials and in specialized writing pieces such as editorials, columns, investigative pieces and arts reviews.

My minor in English was specifically in film studies, thus I obtained knowledge in film history, production and theory.


Publication Design
In my publication layout class, we worked specifically with Adobe InDesign. I know my way around the program and can produce some nice enough pieces, but this is an area I hope to gain some more experience in the next few years. 
Customer Service
Over the past four years I have maintained my job at the library, I have had a lot of practice in customer service. I am tremendously comfortable assisting patrons with any and all of their needs. 
Social Media
When I started college, I needed an outlet to keep in touch with my friends. In addition, I became tremendously interested  in television fandoms. Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr provided great outlets for me to reach out to these audiences. Currently, I utilize Facebook and Twitter to make connections, obtain my news and continue educating myself. 
I have always been interested in blogging, but not until 2012 did I officially start blogging. I currently maintain two different blogs.