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Special Events Management

Purcellville, Virginia, 20132, United States
April 21, 2012

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Arayna McElvain

P.O. Box ***, Point Lookout, Missouri 65726

Cell: (417) ***-****

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a summer internship in special event planning


College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri Graduation Date: May 2014

Majors: Special Events Management and Computer Information Science

Minors: Business and Spanish Cumulative GPA: 3.98

Special skills: Proficient in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and have basic knowledge of website design, Java, C++, and Sequel programming languages


Catering and Special Events Management (Fall 2011) – Mastered the event planning process; planned and designed the Dewey Short Visitor Center Grand Opening for over 200 guests

Advanced Event Management (Spring 2012) – Coordinated with a jazz band, famous Missouri impersonators, a photographer, and others to implement the Dewey Short Visitor Center Grand Opening


Resident Assistant, College of the Ozarks McDonald Dorm, Point Lookout, Missouri (May 2010–Present)

• Direct events such as scrapbook frenzy, karaoke night, and jewelry making for McDonald Dorm residents, using budgeting, publicizing, and catering skills

• Supervise McDonald Dorm by enforcing the college’s rules, answering phones, and posting announcements

• Mediate between dorm residents and offer peer counseling

Front Desk Assistant, The Welk Resort, Branson, Missouri (June 2011 – August 2011)

• Efficiently checked guests into and out of their rooms

• Guided new workers by demonstrating hotel policies and genuine care for guests

• Responsibly handled financial accounts and mastered the hotel’s computer software programs

Track Associate, Track 5, Branson, Missouri (June 2010 – August 2010)

• Dependably operated theme park rides by ensuring safety and enforcing rules

• Demonstrated customer service by directing individuals onto the rides and providing information on Branson's local attractions


• Dewey Short Visitor Center Grand Opening VIP Dinner, Branson, Missouri (2012)

• Invoke Women’s Retreat, Branson, Missouri (2012)

• Wedding Ceremony and Reception, Ava, Missouri (2010)


• President’s List (2010 – 2011)

• Dean’s List (2009)

• First Degree Black Belt (2009)

• Who’s Who Among Students (2012)


• Leadership Development Track (2010 – Present)

• Hotel Restaurant Management Club (2011 – Present)

• National Character and Leadership Symposium (2012)

• Dave Ramsey’s College Curriculum “Foundations in Personal Financing” (2012)

• College of the Ozarks Alumni Club (2012)

• Students in Free Enterprise (2012)

• Patriotic Travel Program for Character Education (2011)

• The Call Leadership Program (2010)

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