Alana Young

Permanent Address: 3818 Highland, Kansas City, Missouri 64109 Phone: (816) 838-9412 Local Address: 4905 Alpine Ridge Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65202 Email: alanayoung1988@gmail.com

E-Portfolio: alanayoung.weebly.com

EDUCATION
Bachelors of Journalism, emphasis in Broadcast Missouri School of Journalism Cum Laude Columbia, Missouri Graduation: May 2011

WORK EXPERIENCE
Costumer Service Attendant, Hitt Street Market, Columbia, Missouri November 2010—Present


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Executed sales transactions with food and other general convenience products in an on-campus market. Performed manual labor tasks, including cleaning, counting money, and re-stocking or organizing product. Sales Associate, Express, Kansas City, Missouri November 2005—Present Worked as a cashier in quick, efficient sales transactions with up to 300 customers and sales ranging up to $1500.

• Excelled in opening store credit cards, winning the associate award for most cards opened 3 years in a row.
• Maintained store presentation and cleanliness with folding and straightening clothes racks and tables, and general cleaning. • Interacted with and assisted thousands of customers in establishing their shopping needs and helping them find outfits. Peer Advisor, University of Missouri Residential Life, Columbia, Missouri August 2009—May 2010 • Supervised and cohabitated with over 300 college students in a dormitory environment. • Created weekly lesson plans and a syllabus for a one credit-hour course on social justice with 16 college freshmen once a week. • Collaborated with nine co-workers on implementing programming and planning events for student’s academic and social success, including wellness issues, diversity initiatives, and tips for doing well in classes. Camp Summer Staffer, City Union Mission, Warsaw, Missouri Summer 2009—2010 • Organized, planned, and orchestrated 6 weeks of summer camp by setting up the facilities, providing materials for each session, and closing up camp. Spent 3 weeks living and working at a homeless shelter and helped assist with resident living and organizational programs. • Oversaw inner city youth ages 4-16 for 6 weeks in an overnight camp by coordinating their daily activities, supervising interactions, and participating in games and other fun activities with them. • Planned and orchestrated camper recruitment by handing out fliers, knocking on doors, and setting up park booths to attract potential campers. Volleyball Coach, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Association, Kansas City, Missouri Summer 2008 Coached seven middle-school girls in volleyball for 1 ½ hours three times a week. Developed workout plans and practice drills.

• Peer-nominated for and won an award for outstanding ability and success in building community for student residents.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Tiger’s Lair Coordinator, MU Department of Student Life, Columbia, Missouri August—December 2010 • Coordinated and executed the recruitment of students for Tiger’s Lair football spirit group. Helped sign up almost 1500 students. • Planned and presented materials at the organization orientation, including rules and standards. • Worked with Mizzou Athletics to arrange all game-day operations, including cheers, stunts, give-aways and front row sayings. Camp Counselor, City Union Mission, Warsaw, Missouri Summer 2004—Present • Attended an extensive two-day training to learn conflict de-escalation techniques for upset (and even violent) campers. • Supervised eight inner-city youth in fun, outdoor camp activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, cooking, and camping. Tutor, A Way With Words & Numbers, Columbia, Missouri September 2007—May 2009

• Tutored 2nd- 5th grade students from several classrooms in math, reading, and English 3 times a week for 3 hours.
• • Facilitated the progress of students by evaluating learning issues and providing them with techniques for improvement. Private Tutor, MU Romance Languages Department, Columbia, Missouri January 2008—May 2009 Tutored college-aged students in Spanish 1-3 three times a week for 2 hours. • Designed practice worksheets, organized study materials, and advised college students on additional tips and resources for improving Spanish comprehension.

SCHOLARSHIPS/HONORS
Multicultural Certificate Leadership Certificate

Most Outstanding Community Builder Academic Competitiveness Grant Diversity Award
Cum Laude Recipient

Academic Competitiveness Grant Pell Grant Recipient President’s Volunteer Service Award (3-year recipient)

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