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721 W 123 rd Ave. Apt. 1203
K e l s e y E. J o n e s Westminster, CO 80234

November 18 th , 2009

1011 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor

Boulder, CO 80302

Dear Andra Pool:

Thank you for reviewing my cover letter in consideration of the Associate and
Event Planner position you posted through Craigslist on November 9 th . I would like
to state that I understand the magnitude of financial and mentorial support in the
college venture, as I myself am a product of such things. For that reason, I have
enclosed my resume for your review.

I have experienced a variety of diverse and intense academic, professional, and

leadership roles that would make me a valuable asset to the Greenhouse Scholars
program. Starting my career path at Menagerie Models, a two-year-old business,
lent me the pleasure of working in a small company atmosphere where every
move I made was accounted for. At Menagerie, I was able to build upon my
already strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as time
management skills.

My college activities consisted of a wide array of philanthropic events, ranging

from development and planning to execution. This led me to develop a strong
sense of responsibility and the ability to contribute to teamwork, even in high-
pressure environments. Those philanthropic events expanded my public speaking
skills and allowed me to work with multiple diverse groups. My employment with
Murray State’s Social Work Office further developed my administrative and
computer skills, as well as a new level of interacting with people. I boast a strong
work ethic and exhibit integrity and initiative consistently.

I excel in fast-paced environments where deadlines must receive priority and

handling many tasks simultaneously is normal. I’m especially adept at listening
to people and understanding what they really want or need. I am self-motivated,
ambitious, and excited to begin my professional career.

Thank you for considering my application for the Associate and Event Planner
position. I greatly appreciate your time and will be in contact a week from now. I
can be reached during the day or in the evening on my cell, (618)975-1896 or by
email at

Best regards,
Kelsey Jones
721 W 123 rd Ave. Apt. 1203
Westminster, CO 80234
K e l s e y E. J o n e s 618.975.1896

Obtain a position where I may support under-resourced students in post-
secondary education, whilst working in a creative and rewarding, yet
challenging atmosphere.
Murray State University Murray, KY
Degree: Bachelor of Science December 2008
Area: Graphic Communications Management
Emphasis: Photography
Proficient using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, Adobe Bridge CS3, Adobe Photoshop
CS3, iPhoto, Microsoft Office Suite – including Excel, and Fetch FTP Software
Superior attention to detail
Familiar with Mac and PC operating systems
Basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign CS3, Illustrator CS3, & AutoCAD
Menagerie Models, LLC Saint Louis, MO
Executive Assistant to Director January – April
Development of agency/talent relationships, both initial and follow-up
Managed customer database and upgrades
Independently developed, created, and presented an innovative records
management system to the director for bookings and upload
procedures that were implemented into the work flow for increased
Maintained and updated client information database
Performed duties of director in absence including rate negotiation, talent
selection, job bookings, as well as my customary responsibilities
Composed a Power Point presentation for director that was used for
speaking engagements and company awareness programs
Produced and circulated company emails as well as mass emails
Acquired and organized job information including wardrobe, stylist,
location, and photographer
Demonstrated professionalism while interacting with photographers and
videographers, as well as production studio and advertising agency
executives and representatives
Answered multi-line phone system, screened calls and took messages
when necessary
Re-organized and prioritized company filing system
Arranged personal and business related appointments, as well as
managed calendar
Murray State University Murray, KY
Office of Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Gerontology
September 2006 – December
Administrative Assistant 2008
Created various promotional flyers for the department
Opened, sorted, distributed and maintained incoming correspondence, faxes