Alyssa Shield

I am a senior communication major at the University of Illinois graduating in May 2014. After graduation, I aim to secure a job in the marketing field.

Throughout the past two years, I have had the opportunity to have three marketing internships, two of which were full time. I have interned for Wintrust Mortgage in Rosemont, Wintrust Financial in Rosemont, and a remote internship, Memento iPhone Application, which is based in California. Each of these internships allowed me to gain insight on how efficient marketing works, as well as refine my communication skills while working in this field. I gained experience with executing targeted marketing strategies in a professional manner.

In addition to my internships, I have also gained leadership experience through my job at the Bartlett Community Center where I worked from 2008 to 2012. Beginning as a lifeguard, I demonstrated my leadership capabilities and was soon promoted to head lifeguard. In this position, I was responsible for managing a group of lifeguards and assisted in training. I was also able to refine my customer service abilities on a daily basis as I communicated with patrons.

  • Education
    • University of Illinois