Jimmy Newen

Freelance Event Planner & Sales Presenter

Location:San Jose, California, United States
2 Skills

Bachelor of Science, Criminology. Law and Society June 2016
University of California, Irvine


Mentor for Antleader Mentorship Program, UC Irvine; Irvine, CA, April 2013 – Present
Advise college freshmen on academic, social, and professional issues
Assist and co-facilitate a year long academic course
Managed quarterly bonding events to ensure smooth transition for mentees
Act as a resource and mentor for mentees

Coordinate Measuring Machine Handler, Flextronics; Milpitas, CA, June 2015-August 2015
Worked in a clean room and problem solved with a team for large-scale tech project
Followed project protocols and protected privacy and security of customer
Managed certain parts of orders for a confidential OEM customer in the big Silicon Valley

Server, Eureka! Restaurant Group; Irvine, CA, September 2013- June 2014
Front of house staff, assisted servers and bartenders
Passed licensed food handler and alcohol seller test
Performed tasks with swiftness and delegated to servers and bartenders
TedX UCIrvine Event Photographer, UC Irvine; Irvine, CA, April 2013 – June 2016
Captured high quality images of multiple keynote speakers
Processed photographs by resizing, retouching and editing
Requested by other members of the team to collaborate to cover all angles of events

Director of Solstice Digital Media Team, UC Irvine; Irvine, CA, April 2013 – April 2014
Team member first year
Managed and oversaw a team of photographers for the 2014 Soulstice Talent Show
Coordinated strategic positioning of cameras to capture all angles of the show
Edited and assembled over thousands of photographs for the UCI community
Promoted and publicized event through ticket sales and social media campaigning
Problem solved any technical difficulties throughout the show
Supported behind the scenes work to ensure event ran smoothly

Waiter, Dac Phuc Restaurant; San Jose, CA, June 2009- September 2013
Greeted customers and escorted them to their table
Explained menu to patrons and make menu recommendations if desired
Multi-task and manage multiple tables simultaneously
Prepared bill and collected payment from customers in timely manner

Patient Services, Good Samaritan Hospital; San Jose, CA, February 2010- February 2012
Managed escort desk and directed visitors
Involved in medical, surgical, cardiac car, mother baby services, and emergency room patient services

Additional Information
Proficient in Microsoft Office Works Suite, Internet-based research
Fluent in English and in Vietnamese