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Administrative Assistant Public Relations

Brea, CA, 92821
October 21, 2010

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Marissa Lopez


SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: IBM/MAC proficient: Windows XP/Vista: Microsoft

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Bacons Cession, Entourage, MS Outlook and Internet

savvy. Highly self motivated, a team player and a quick learner. Strong

interpersonal and communication skills, a gracious phone demeanor and not

easily overwhelmed; thrives and excels under pressure.


Biola University, La Mirada, CA, Dec, 2007 BA Journalism, Emphasis:

Public Relations

Roehampton University, London, UK Study Abroad Program in

Journalism, Aug. 2006-Dec. 2006


BIOLA UNIVERSITY, La Mirada, CA 8/08 - present

Administrative Assistant, English Department

Provide administrative and clerical support to over 20 English professors;

handle phones, schedule appointments, and generated expense reports. Order

office supplies and reading materials, assist with grading student work and

update information and coordinate events for alumni in addition to file

maintenance and other clerical duties.

BWR PUBLIC RELATIONS, Beverly Hills, CA 6/07 - 12/07


Promoted events and clients to various media outlets for maximum exposure

by phone, print and Internet and used administrative skills to aid

publicists with connecting with companies and assisting with computers,

copying, scanning and organizing in both radio and television departments.

NORTH ORANGE COUNTY YMCA, Fullerton, CA 8/08 - present

CASA Program Leader, Community After School Academy

Provide students at Title 1 schools with an outlet to involve themselves in

educational clubs and recreational activities to enhance social skills and


Guide students to build positive relationships with their peers through

structured activities while improving self-confidence.


Media/Public Relations Volunteer, Radio Lollipop

Participate in planning activities and implementing play therapy with

children in the hospital and incorporate public relations experience to

promote Radio Lollipop throughout the hospital.

Work with the patients and their families by connecting with them through

the means of art and music.

Mentored, communicated and listened to the children and mother's at the


BIOLA UNIVERSITY, La Mirada, CA 8/05-5/06

Secretary, Public Relations Student Society of America

Designed flyers, e-mails and made phone calls to promote public relations

on campus, reserved conference rooms, arranged dinners and communicated

with other team members for the club.

BIOLA UNIVERSITY, La Mirada, CA 2/06-5/06

Program Assistant, Journalists' in Residence Program

Planned and promoted first annual photojournalism conference involving

prominent San Francisco Chronicle photographers.

Designed brochures and banners, set up for keynote dinners and guided guest

speakers around campus.

BIOLA UNIVERSITY, La Mirada, CA 8/07-12/07

Staff Writer, The Chimes

Brainstormed story ideas, performed research and executed interviews for

articles published in university paper; constructed effective, interesting

articles with attention to editing and details

other experience:

AU PAIR, Chester, England 1/08 - 5/08

Assisted in all aspects of home living to enhance productivity of

household; cared for two children and one infant with various tasks


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