Lauren Bishop

Lauren Bishop

I am a communications professional trained to provide leadership and strategy, poised analysis, creative solutions, and engaging presentations.

Education

Education
Oct 2012 - Feb 2014

Master of Arts

National University

GPA: 3.94

*Distinction

Related Coursework:

  • Integrated Marketing Communications, Crisis Communications, Content Distribution Process and Technologies, Management of Communication Campaigns, Management of Creativity and Innovation, Evaluation and Measurement, Persuasion and the Content Creation Process, Communication in a Global Environment

Honors:

  • Accepted to National University's 8th annual Student Scholarship Conference on March 25, 2014 to present a team developed strategic communication campaign.


Pinnacle Projects:

All projects are viewable in the Portfolio section of this CV. 

  • Prepared an Integrated Marketing Plan for the potential expansion of Riverside Community College's cosmetology program.

  • Prepared a Marketing Communication Plan for the privately owned business "Skin Care by Ana"

  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative research on prospective curriculum reform within RUSD high schools.

  • Created mock social media and website pages for fictitious energy drink product and campaign


Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of California Riverside

Charitable Community Involvement:

While a student at the University of California Riverside, I raised funds for the Children's Miracle Network by participating in the Miss Inland Empire Pageant, where I presented my platform "Overcoming Adversity with the ABC's: Attitude, Behavior, & Commitment."

Jun 2005 - Jun 2008

AA and AS

Riverside Community College

Leadership:

Vice President of Associated Student Body (2007-2008)
 -Chairman of Student Senate

-Student Representative to California Community College Student Affairs Association: Sacramento, CA , fall 2007
  
Student Senator for Associated Student Body (2006-2007)
 - Participated in meetings to address annual club budgets, program funding requests, and various student needs. As a senator, I also provided student perspective and input during the accreditation process for what is now Moreno Valley College.


Club Representative, Middle College High School Club (2006-2007)
 -Participated in numerous outreach events such as the Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas toy drive for community members in need.
 

Club Member, Art Club (2007)
 -Participated in painting the walls of the children's oncology department at Loma Linda Hospital (2007)
 
Awards:

Deans Award (2008)

Who's Who Among Student's In American Jr. Colleges (2006, 2007)

Club Member of Distinction, Middle College High School Club (2006, 2007)

Bronze Award for Community Service, 50+ hours during one semester (2006, 2007,2008)

Athena Scholarship Recipient (2007)
 
 
Honors:

Dean's Honor List: (Spring 2007)

District Homecoming Queen (07-08 Academic Year)
 -Selected by faculty and staff after a week long competition including interviews, talent presentation, essay on healthcare in the United States, and a speech on humanitarian interests.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Freelance Web Designer

Myself

Professional Duties:

Website Designer/ Developer: Graphic Design Layout and Communicative Messaging

Notes:

-Clients purchase web hosting site. I proceed to design site organizational layout of content and illustrations, while communicating purpose of business or organization.

-I also provide education to my clients on how to maintain their site after initial creation. Thus, clients learn how to be in control of their own digital communication/ advertising.

Recent Clients:

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship: www.wcfmvchurch.com

Alvarez Exterminators: www.alvarez-exterminators.com


Feb 2011 - Present

Substitute Teacher

Riverside Unified School District

Test Passed:

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) (08/07/10)

-Please contact for test Id #

Professional Duties:

-As a substitute teacher for Riverside Unified School District (secondary grade levels), I successfully field hundreds of personalities throughout the day. Therefore, my job requires that I be sensitive and attuned to the various differences that exist within a diverse student population and various campus cultures. Additionally, I am accustomed to facing the unexpected, as I read, assimilate, and review multiple details of the day's agenda upon entering new classrooms each morning. Regardless of what the day may hold, I must make quick and effective decisions that benefit the whole of the student, classroom, school, district, and general industry of K-12 education. 

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Student Assistant to Honors Program

University of California Riverside

Professional Duties:

-Special Projects
-Answering and Directing Phone Inquiries
-Filing
-Maintaining Office Space Cleanliness

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Sales Associate (Summer Seasonal)

Video Shores

Professional Duties:

-Cashier/Counting money/ drawer
-Filing/Organizing movie stock
-Checking out/Returning movie rentals
-Opening/Closing store location
-Maintaining Store organization and cleanliness

*Due to the small size of this store, I often worked my shifts alone. Thus, I was responsible and accountable to my boss for all successful managing of store operations while on shift.

2006 - 2008

Cast Member

Disney Store

Professional Duties:

-Guest Service Practices- All Disney employees must meet Disney's high standard of excellence
-Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of customer delight and satisfaction
-Aiding inquiring guests in creative purchasing ideas that satisfy their need(s) and request(s)
-Maintaining "Add on Sales" goals
-Obtaining and Maintaining (seasonal) store & (daily) employee goal of pre-sale movie purchases
-Maintaining store organization, esthetic presentation, and cleanliness
-Cashier

Award:

* In 2008, I received a pin for being the "Top Seller" within the Moreno Valley, CA. location when Disney re-released Jungle Book on DVD.

Integrated Marketing Plan (document) and Implementation Schedule (excel)

Marketing Communication Campaign for "Skin Care by Ana"

Beauty Education within RUSD High Schools: A mixed Methods Study

Thoery & Approach Based Fictitious Print Ads

BLAST! Strategic Communication Plan

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2014 - Apr 2016

Riverside County Food Handler Certificate

State Food Safety
Feb 2013 - Feb 2014

30 Day Substitute Teacher Permit

Commision on Teacher Credentialing

Skills

Skills

Professional Image

Feminine /  Elegant /  Soft  / Sophisticated

Personality Skill Set

  Courteous /  Friendly /  Compassionate /  Kind /  Gracious /   Encouraging /  Empathetic /  Focused /  Patient   Personable /  Passionate /  Optimistic /  Sincere /  Respectful /  Confident /  Inspirational /  Flexible /    Trainable /  Visionary /  Willingness to learn /  Driven  

Strengths

  Artistic Sense /   Effective Communicator /  Emotional Intelligence /  Creative Problem Solver /  Critical Thinker   Analytical/  Presentations /  Public Speaking /  Able to Receive and Accept Feedback    

Core Values

  Trust /   Courage /  Respect /  Integrity /  Passion /  Transparency /  Adaptability /  Reliability /   Accountability   Honesty /  Giving Back /  Quality /  Diversity /  Helping Others /  Service /  Thought Leadership /  Competence   Determination  

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Word

Interests and Volunteerism

Freelance Photographer (2014-present)

Music Composition (Piano) ongoing

Additional Volunteerism Outside of School:

Riverside City Mobile Missions (Spring 2014)

Choreographer and piano accompanist for March Middle School Sixth Grade Beginning Choir ( Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

Make-up Artist for March Middle School Annual Haunted House to raise funds for school activities (October 2012, 2013, 2014)

Guest speaker to March Middle School's Avid program to present UCR, during their four year university campaign.  (November 2012)

Keyboard and Vocals for Music Ministry Team at Wesleyan Christian Fellowship (Ongoing)

Charitable Involvement:

Children's Miracle Network (Winter 2010).

Compassion International: Child Sponsorship Program (2009-2010).

-Providing food, medicine and education to children in third world countries

World Hope: Zambia Village Fund

Riverside City Mission

-Providing meals to those in need during the holiday seasons