I'm an entry level writer who is very determined to put my education to good use. I'm very open minded and willing to take on any topic.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Communications/Journalism
Minor: Criminal Justice, Castleton State College, Graduation: May 2006.
Summary of Qualifications
10 years experience dealing with the public in a customer service setting;
5 years experience with high school and college newspapers;
Prototype design of a sign, chosen for a business in Killington;
Key Accomplishment: A published article in the Rutland Herald and several front page stories for the Mountain Times;
Key Skills: customer relations, communications, research, writing, editing, computers, layout, business, interviewing, photography, presentation, graphic design, management, training, organization.
Known Computer programs: Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, illustrator, Quark Express, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Pagemaker, Indesign.
Internship with the Mountain Times in Killington, Staff Writer, 2006;
Associate Editor and Reporter for college newspaper: The Cairn, The Spartan; 2004-2005.
Associate Editor and Reporter for The Cairn, 2002-2003;
DJ for college radio station, WIUV 91.3, Castleton Campus and surrounding Rutland community, 2003;
News Editor and Reporter for The Cairn, 2002;
Layout and Reporter for high school newspaper: The Viking Voice, 2001- 2002.
Three years of photography with SLR camera, Digital camera artistic, journalistic and personal use.
Speech on gun control used as a sample by Effective Speaking professor for future classes.
Writing announcements about special deals for our customers and or special events in jewelry.
Duties: advertise, sell merchandise, money handling, Marketing, and time manag self-run business. Oct 2010 – Present.
Supervisor Department Manager, JCPenney Co., Diamond Run Mall, Rutland VT 05701.
Duties: Supervise everyday business along with management of three departments (fine jewelry, shoes, men’s.) Be available to others for questions. Open and close store and deal with all issues during my shift. Plan and coordinate special events within in my departments and meet requirements for those departments to remain successful February 2007- March 2009.
Rutland Herald, Independent Contractor/Route Carrier, Rutland, VT 05701.
Duties: deliver Newspapers 7 days per week, 220 papers, Customer service, Delivery. June 2006-December 2006.
JCPenney Co., Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, VT 05701.
Duties: Customer service, Register work, Money handling, Receiving, Answering the telephone, some supervision and training of new employees. Aug 2002- March 2011;
JCPenney Co., Green Mountain Mall, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Duties: Same as Above. Aug 2001- Aug 2003;
Building Manager, Castleton State College Campus Center.
Duties: Supervising Student hosted events, keep building clean, distribute game materials, other activities to make sure Campus Center ran smoothly throughout the evening. Aug 2005-May 2006.
AVON Independent Sales Representative.
Duties: advertise, sell merchandise, money handling, Marketing, self-run business.
Miss Lyndonville Diner, Lyndonville, VT 05851.
Duties: Customer service, Clean tables, Hostess, register, money handling. July 2000 June 2001.
In Journalism class, worked together with another student covering the breaking news on campus, and then writing stories for The Spartan website. 2005-2006.
Student Association Activities Board, Outreach Chair, PR for student events 2003-2004;
Played Youth Softball for 10 years;
High school Junior Varsity softball and field hockey.
Vermont Campus Compact. I worked with a fellow student to create a workshop on the print media, 2005-2006.
Supervising and Managing the everyday operations of the Rutland JCPenney, Making sure everyday goals and customer needs are met. 2006-2008.
Available upon request.