Jason R.

Polen
OBJECTIVE:

 JasonPolen@Gmail.com

 (360) 448–0872

I am a recent college graduate ambitiously seeking an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and fast-paced environment where I can maximize my potential and become a strong contributor. Throughout college, I worked part-time, participated in multiple internships, volunteered, studied abroad, and held leadership positions at my university. I strive for success and am a driven individual. I have work experience in marketing, event planning, international affairs, and customer relations. WORK EXPERIENCE:

Veterans Service Representative

Seattle, WA Oct. 2007 – Present Department of Veterans Affairs  Assigned to special team that focused on completing station‟s top priorities  Played a leadership role in reforming daily work-flow procedures, resulting in 20% increase in output  Implemented a more efficient printing process which saved over 150 hours on a top priority project  Received three consecutive “Exceeds Expectations” during annual evaluations Seattle, WA May 2011 – January 2012 Humanosphere (National Public Radio)  Utilized various social media tools, increasing online presence by 600% in first two weeks  Significantly upgraded social media strategy; brought Facebook page „Likes‟ from just 200 to over 1,000 in 5 months Seattle, WA Mar. 2010 – June 2010 Bryant Christie Incorporated  Created spreadsheets comparing international tariffs so clients could make quick and easy export decisions  Conducted multiple market research projects on potential areas of expansion for large clients  Researched and drafted federal grant applications for large clients, which successfully acquired multi-million dollar grants used for international marketing Seattle, WA May 2009 – Oct. 2009 Washington State Department of Commerce  Crafted and maintained customer relationship management database to track progress on multi-million dollar federal stimulus grants in Washington State  Wrote informational pamphlets on Washington State investment opportunities which were distributed to over 500 potential foreign investors

Social Media & Journalism Intern

International Affairs Intern

International Trade Intern

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

Marketing & Social Media Intern

Seattle, WA

Sept. 2010 – Jan. 2011

Grameen Foundation  Leveraged social media during online giving campaign which yielded over 50% of the organization‟s annual budget  Engaged in weekly meetings to ensure online marketing strategy was being utilized across various departments  Created a centralized social media dashboard which saved 10 hours per week of scanning multiple websites

Event Planning & Outreach Intern

Seattle, WA

Jan. 2010 – Aug. 2010

Community Alliance for Global Justice  Consolidated and reorganized multiple donor databases, streamlining outreach and saving approx. 150 hours  Assisted in planning annual fundraising event attended by over 300 guests; raised over 90% of the organization‟s annual operating budget EDUCATION: Seattle University Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Major GPA: 3.7 Graduated March 2011  Minor in International Economic Development  Dean‟s List  Honor Society Member Study Abroad: Amman, Jordan Arabic Language Dec. 2010 – Apr. 2011 Founder and President of International Studies Club Sept. 2008 – Sept. 2010  Created dialogue between professors, students, and alumni to improve International Studies Dept. network  Planned career event with over 300 attendees bringing internship, job, and graduate school opportunities to campus Model United Nations & European Union Delegate Sept. 2007 – June 2008  Engaged in simulated UN & EU conferences that discussed international problems and drafted resolutions

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