Additional Volunteer Positions

Stranding Response Team Member (Virginia Beach Aquarium)  October 2011- present

Assistant Coach to the Rush Rebels (Virginia Rush Girls Soccer 9-10) September 2011- present

Objective

I am a recent college graduate seeking a position with the opportunity to advance in the field of Communications. I demonstrate a tireless work ethic, energetic and positive attitude as well as strong communication and organizational skills. I believe that with my experience and education in media that I would make a valuable contribution to your company. I welcome a personal interview at your earliest convenience to discuss any opportunities you have available.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2003 - Present

Server, Certified Trainer, Special Events Team

Outback Steakhouse

Food and Beverage Industry

Very fast-paced work environment. Physically and mentally demanding. Involves a tremendous amount of customer interaction. Developed and strengthened time management and teamwork skills. Set deadlines and priorities to effectively meet customer needs. Certified trainer for host, take-away and serving positions. Worked in multiple locations. Member of the Special Events Team: events include NAS Oceana Golf Tournament, Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament, Cole Spencer Hilfiger Golf Tournament/Fundraiser, Virginia Tech Basketball and Football Banquets, JFS Helping Hearts Fundraiser.

Oct 2008 - May 2009

Showroom Sales

State Electric Supply Co.

Sales Industry

Duties included answering phones, greeting customers, maintaining a clean and inviting showroom area, scheduling appointments with lighting specialists, daily inventory, organizing warehouse, tracking orders and contacting clients when lighting orders arrive.

Jan 2008 - May 2008

Intern

WSLS News Channel 10

Media Industry

Logged 100+ hours of shadowing which included: filming, editing, interviews,

research and writing. Wrote VO-SOT scripts and readers that made broadcast.

Gained hands-on experience with all formats of hard and soft news. Assisted reporters on location with their daily news stories. Shot hours of close-ups, stand-ups, live-shots and b-role. Met daily deadlines. Experience in control room and newsroom during live broadcast.

Sep 2006 - Jul 2007

MET (Mobile Energy Team) Member

Red Bull

Marketing Industry

Creative, spontaneous and adventurous job. Expected to be flexible with shift hours. Our team covered a sampling area from Abbington to Harrisonburg. Hiring process included online application, phone interview, competitive audition and final interview. Introduced our product to new potential customers everyday. Interaction required relaying key information to the consumer and answer any questions professionally. Team members were to always remain positive, friendly and energetic.

Jun 2006 - May 2007

Club President

American Red Cross Club (Radford University Chapter)

Leadership/Volunteer

In charge of recruiting and communicating with over 100 students (club members) in order to successfully run blood drives and fundraisers. Planned and organized monthly meetings in addition to writing minutes to send out after the meeting was adjourned. Updated website. Attended American Red Cross meetings with members of the New River Valley Chapter. Worked closely with the fraternity Sigma Pi.

Aug 2004 - May 2005

Public Realtions Coordinator

Moffett Hall

Public Relations Field

Elected postion for one of the campus halls on Radford University's campus. Applied through the Residential Directior (RD) and Residential Assitant (RA). Created and distriputed monthly newsletters informing residents of upcoming hall and campus events. Attended monthly meetings with five other elected members.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Spanish

Courses Completed:   SPAN 102: II Inter Span SPAN 201: III Inter Span SPAN 202: IV Inter Span   *Enjoy the language and look forward to strengthening my proficiency with advcanced courses in the future.

Basic News Writing

Courses Completed:   MSTD 105: Basic News Writing MSTD 204: News Reporting COMS 404: Specialized Journalism COMS 481: Journalism Portfolio

FinalCut Pro

Audacity

News Script Writing

Courses Completed:   MSTD 146: Media Performance MSTD 304: Electronic  News Gathering MSTD 481: Journalism Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications
May 2009 - Present

Certified Trainer

Outback Steakhouse
Jan 2011 - Jan 2014

CPR and First Aid Certification

American Red Cross
May 2010 - May 2013

TIPS Alcohol Training and Certification

Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Aug 2004 - Jan 2008

Scholarship

Belmont Ruritan Club