I am a recent Politics graduate from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. My prior work experience includes two internships. The first, on Capitol Hill, involved assisting the staff by answering phone calls, responding to mail and e-mail, attending Senate Committee Hearings and drafting memos, as well as any other day-to-day tasks for which assistance was needed.
The second internship was at a fundraising office in Washington. I began as a summer intern working with their donor software, imputing information and creating call sheets with Excel, as well as making phone calls to potential donors and attending fundraising events. I was hired the following fall as an office assistant, mainly in charge of the office bookkeeping using Quickbooks. I continued to assist the firm by updating their donor software, answering the phone, creating spreadsheets, and helping to plan the fundraising events.
While a student, I was elected Communications Director for my school’s College Democrats organization. In that role, I was responsible for handling all event advertising including creation of promotional material such as flyers, posters and banners as well as maintaining the group’s website. The website consisted of blog posts, pictures and a calendar of events. My role in managing the website was to market the group to the student body.
I am currently working in both Harrisburg, PA, as an office bookkeeper, and in Lancaster, PA as an office assistant for an event planning venue. At the event planning venue, I am in charge of taking pictures of the events and updating the venue's blog on a daily basis. I also answer phones, respond to e-mails, and assist with the events. On a regular basis I am using Excel, Word, Microsoft Outlook, Quickbooks and PowerPoint. I am a beginner with Adobe Creative Suite and actively expanding on my software literacy.
Throughout my work experience I have performed my duties with minimal supervision. I enjoy a challenge and embrace variety in my work. I am able to connect well with people I have just met and am very much at ease in social situations. My strongest qualities are my organizational skills and my ability to focus on details while being creative in both my thinking and my approach to a task.
Lime Spring Farm, Lancaster, PA, US, Office Assistant/Assistant Event Manager
In charge of taking pictures of the events and updating the venue's blog
Work events as Assistant Manager, helping to make sure everything is organized and on task.
Respond to e-mails, answer the phone, create contact spreadsheets for events, and put together slideshows for potential clients.
P-3, Harrisburg, PA, US, Office Bookkeeper
Manage office accounts with QuickBooks.
TFS & AWF Consulting, Washington, DC, Intern/Consulting Assistant
Political Consulting firm located on Capitol Hill
Have a key role in prospecting, event planning and logistics
Maintained commitment sheets, contacting donors, working with the database of donors and fundraising contacts
Wrote detailed briefings and assisted with the creation of call sheets
Attended events in the DC area and worked with five different Senate campaigns
Senator Robert P. Casey, Washington, DC, US, Intern
Worked under the direct supervision of Maureen O’Dea Legislative Aide for Agriculture, Energy and Environment
Assisted with research on a variety of legislative issues including: Technology, child hunger, energy and the environment
Attended Senate Committee Hearings and composed memos summarizing proceedings
Assisted with the blog “Hunger in America” on Senator Casey’s website
Interacted with various Senate offices on Capitol Hill
Read and sorted constituent mail/e-mail and responded accordingly
The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Bachelors, Politics
Communications Director | Catholic University College Democrats
-Managing the website and other forms of new media
-Publicizing events and coordinating coverage of the organization through media outlets on and off campus
Lancaster Catholic High School, Lancaster, PA, US, High School, High School
Student Council | Senator
Ambassador to new students
Rosmarian Yearbook | Typing Editor
Relay for Life team | Team Leader
Awarded Varsity letters in cross country, track and basketball (three years)