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EXPERIENCE: 7/08-Present Independent Contractor Metro Area, MN and San Diego, CA • Work with companies like Triple Point, Mosaic, Switch and others as a Brand Ambassador • Manage a group of brand ambassadors and make sure paperwork gets submitted on time • Develop marketing strategies to generate the maximum amount of interest in the product • Prepare the event location and set up kiosk or booth that we will be working around • Use verbal communication to engage customers and pitch different products • Design and hand out flyers to passersby • Record amount of customer traffic, create spreadsheet to report back to manager • Get customers interested and excited about new products • Multi-task between handing out products and explaining benefits of the products to consumers • Build rapport with customers to help them maintain a positive image of the brand • Attend training seminars to develop a better understanding of the brand and product • Overcome obstacles such as uninterested customers or slow customer traffic • Set up and tear down stages and tours at the beginning and end of each event 1/10-6/10 Switch Marketing St. Paul, MN • Brand ambassador for Coke Beverage Company, promote their active lifestyle brands such as Vitamin Water, Powerade, and NOS energy drink. • Take pictures of consumers enjoying the brand • Keep warehouse organized, monitor stock of product and make sure there are sufficient amounts for each event • Provide a wrap-up report for the manager after each event, discuss what went well and what needs work 04/07-Present Rooms with Style Savage, MN Home Staging Associate • Make sure everything on the inventory sheet is accounted for before and after house staging • Plan the positioning of furniture in the moving truck to maximize space and efficiency • Assist the manager by setting up furniture in the most appealing way to accent the home 8/06-07/08 Best Buy Burnsville, MN Customer Assistant/Retail associate • Attended monthly meetings to learn the store’s goals and discussed how we will achieve them • Learned about every product in the store, related key features to customer lifestyle • Answered multi-line telephone, routed calls, and took accurate messages • Developed rapport with the customers, made sure they would come back when they needed new electronics • Used computer software to set up delivery and install of products when needed • Operated cash register and counted drawers at the end of the night EDUCATION: (Expected) May 2012 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN B.A in Marketing • President of the business fraternity’s Pledge Class sophomore year, which involved coming up with ideas for other chairpersons, and also providing them with the tools they need to achieve their set goals. This position also involved coordinating everyone to be on the same page, and working together to put on a successful professional and social event for the Fraternity Brothers. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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  • Brand Ambassador

    I have been doing promotions for three years and counting, working with brands such as Verizon Wireless, Vitamin Water, Powerade, Xbox Kinect, Sabra Hummus, the HTC Evo 4G and many others. I love engaging with crowds and getting people excited about new products, the bigger venue the better!

  • Data Capture

    I worked with Windows mobile and got people to sign up for a giveaway while promoting the new cell phones Windows had to offer, and with Verizon Wireless where we had people enter information and demo some Android applications before receiving a T-Shirt.

  • Dancer

    I can rollerblade and skate if necessary

  • Own Car

    I drive a dependable automobile

  • Roller Skating / Blading

    I have had side jobs that included waiting tables and hosting.

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