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Jennifer Carlson

84 Davis Street

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Objective:

To find a fulfilling career that makes the best use of my skills.

Education

Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
Associates in Arts degree, August 2001
Major: Human Services
I was this years recipient of the Holyoke Gas & Electric Scholarship through the Holyoke Community College Foundation.


U.S. Dept. of Labor Training Program
Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, MA
Secretarial Training Certificate, September, 1996
I created their literary magazine which received national recognition and is now produced at all of their base training programs.

Springfield Tech. Community College, Springfield, MA
September 1994 to May 1995

Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MA
1994 graduate
High School Literary Publications Editor, 1993-94

U.S. Dept. of Labor Training Program
Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, MA
Secretarial Training Certificate, September, 1996
I created their literary magazine which received national recognition and is now produced at all of their base training programs.

Springfield Tech. Community College, Springfield, MA
September 1994 to May 1995

Springfield Central High School, Springfield, MA
1994 graduate
High School Literary Publications Editor, 1993-94

WORK
EXPERIENCE

Relief Resources
Hadley, MA, November 2001 to present
Field Staff
Duting include being knowledgeable about the field of Human Services as well as flexible, wiht the ability to be placed in temporary assignments as needed. Skill levels vary with each assignment

Womanshelter/Companeras
Holyoke, MA, January 2001 to present
Relief staff
Duties include answering hotline calls primarily from battered women, transporting residents to necessary appointments, filling out and filing necessary paperwork, keeping the staff log book up to date, and other necessary tasks associated with the shelter.

Holyoke Community College Library
Holyoke, MA, January 2000 to January 2001
Work-study student
Duties included checking out materials, reshelving books, filing requests/new acquisitions and handling money.

Springfield School Volunteers Project R.E.A.C.H.
Springfield, MA, September 2000 to December 2000 and October 2001 to present
Volunteer
Recently volunteered in the Kids Voting project. Previously provided homework help for homeless children ages 6 to 12 in an after school program.

C&S Wholesale Grocers
North Hatfield, MA, October 1996 to November 1998
Assistant to the Director of Produce Sales
Responsible for expediting orders, handling customer requests and complaints and other office duties.

Wal-Mart
Springfield, MA, August 1994 to June 1995
Layaway and service desk associate
Performed all duties connected with retail sales and service.

Riverside Park
Agawam, MA, Summers of 1993 and 1994
Games department associate for season 1.
Lunch breaker for all associates for season 2.

SKILLS/INTERESTS

Received intensive training for answering hotline calls, typing (average of 61 words per minute), computer knowledgeable (Word, Lotus, Internet, etc.), customer service oriented, excellent organizational skills, ability to handle large sums of money/calculate large amounts in numbers. Skilled in a variety of areas from sales to conflict resolution and mediation, including counseling skills. Published poet and participant in a monthly writers group, which is edging toward publishing a book of collected works. Also, currently working on publishing a book independently.

REFERENCES

Available upon request

Springfield Central High School
Springfield, MA
Literary magazine editor.
(September 1993 to May 1994)
Supervisor John Grady. I have his recommendation
on file.

I participated in the high schools literary magazine,
woman's rights, and earth awareness classes.
I was the high schools literary publication editor
for my senior year where I had the opportunity to
teach my own homeroom and class.
(Grades 10-12, 1992-1994)




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