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Organizational Skills
Microsoft Office
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
establishing effective, professional communication with community members in both non-profit and corporate sectors
Event planning
planning, coordinating, and facilitating event


Up ‘til Dawn, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA

Logistics Chairperson, August, 2009-Present

  • Beginning knowledge of the fundamentals of grant writing
  • Record decisions made during meetings and report results to the Executive Board
  • Coordinate rental needs for fundraising events

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Newport News, VA

Member, Fall 2008-Present

Peninsula Student Ministries, Yorktown, VA

Small Group Co-Leader, September 2009-Present

  • Disciple teenage girls
  • Coordinate and participate in high school ministry events and retreats


Seeking a challenging and rewarding position focusing on charitable fundraising that will utilize my strong organization and communication skills 

Relevant Work Experience

Hampton Coalition for Youth, Hampton, VA

Intern, June 2009-Present

  • Prepare and distribute various marketing material for the Hampton Teen Center
  • Compile and update print, television, and radio media directory
  • Develop and maintain donor packages by compiling relevant media coverage and background information on the Hampton Teen Center in an organizational manner that appeals to possible donors
  • Write and edit press releases announcing the Grand Opening of the Hampton Teen Center and other planned events
  • Generate media equivalency for 2009

Measurement, Control & Automation Association, Poquoson, VA

Administrative Assistant, June 2007-March 2008

  • Assisted Manager of Member Services by performing a variety of tasks independently; learning quickly and efficiently finishing projects
  • Managed accounting functions to include accounts payable and accounts receivable, as well as reported monthly to association president
  • Initiated contact with association members to discuss various programs and to inform members of any past due invoices
  • Confirmed and communicated event details to association members and guests
  • Created, maintained, and published data from online surveys

Work Experience

Christopher Newport University Bookstore, Newport News, VA

Sales Associate, June 2008-May 2009

  • Updated inventory and communicated unmatched counts with the warehouse
  • Processed purchases and returns
  • Organized merchandise and store displays

Wilkins School of Dance, Newport News, VA

Administrative Assistant, August 2005-June 2006

  • Managed the front desk
  • Collected tuition payments
  • Assisted in teaching various dance classes

York County School Board Office, Yorktown, VA

Clerical Assistant, September 2004-June 2005

  • Organized a retirement event for 200+ York County teachers
  • Managed switchboard

Related Course Work

  • Public Speaking
  • Gender Communication
  • Organizational Communication 
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Persuasion


Cheryl Copper

September 30, 2009

Re: Victoria Robbins

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing with a wholehearted recommendation for Victoria who joined our office as an intern in May of this year. We have worked together for five months, during which time she’s become an indispensable part of our team—providing research, editing, media work, exhibit design and assistance on a variety of projects including fundraising. Christopher Newport University prepared her well as a Communications Studies student; she has also been a great sounding board for new ideas on ways to reach young audiences.

Victoria has proven to be dependable, competent, resourceful and innovative; a valuable asset to our busy office as we moved toward opening a premiere teen center. It is a real pleasure working with her. She does a superb job of managing her time and juggling multiple assignments. She is bright, flexible, committed, gets along well with others and brings enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to every task.

Please feel free to contact me if I can elaborate on our work together.


Cheryl Copper

Outreach & Resource Development Manager