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Creative, results-focused professional with a track record of initiative and leadership in increasing efficiency, cutting costs, and streamlining processes. Strong writing, editing, communication, and teamwork skills.

With these skills, I would like to obtain a position in marketing and public relations where I can utilize acquired knowledge and collective experience to assist a talented team in its growing client needs.


Bachelor of Science

Aug 2004Jun 2008
  • GPA: 3.87
  • Dean’s List Spring 2005, Spring 2007

Related Coursework:

Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research Techniques, Behavioral Issues in Marketing, International Marketing, Managerial Writing, International Management


Alpha Phi Omega

Elected by fellow members to various roles in national co-ed service fraternity including President, Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing and Public Relations Chairman. Increased coverage and visibility by 35% as Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing, including feature story in national fraternity publication. Cut budget and increased membership by 15% at James Madison as President.

Marketing ClubServed as President of the Marketing Club for the 2006-2007 academic year. Led the club to the finals of the Marketing Club Awards where we came in 2nd place in a regional competition. Success led to coverage in local and regional publications which increased JMU's chapter enrollment for the next year by 10%.

Work experience

Activities Coordinator

Jan 2004Present
  • Advised high school students and interacted with members of the community and coworkers to coordinate activities for summer programs.
  • Selected for by-invitation tutoring opportunity; required completion of special course.
  • Recognized as top counselor: Summer 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • Organized marketing materials from previous summer programs, created databases for office use from the national YMCA website.  Also directly assisted and reported to the Director of Communications & Marketing.

Marketing Intern

Smith and O'Neill Advertising
Sep 2007Aug 2008
  • Researched background opportunities
  • Tracked account budget for over 20 accounts
  • Chosen from a field of 50+ students
  • Worked directly with partners to improve quality of written materials. Proofread, edited, and checked strength of marketing pieces.

My Alma Matter

Marketing Portfolio

Community Service

Myers- Briggs Results


Microsoft Office
Internet Research


Joe Smith

Chris Kibben has worked for me as a marketing intern for the past year. His responsibilities have included writing and editing press releases, contacting editorial staff, making sure ads are placed, and keeping track of the account budget. Chris is highly respected by his co-workers for his willingness to help anyone anytime he can. He is very well organized, diligent in his work, easily reachable, and always on time. Chris has done an excellent job and I would highly recommend him for any position in your company.