Learn more about Karen and her experiences as a JMU Marketing student

Karen R. Stefanski
(410) 628-2429
(443) 827-2226 (c)

Current Address                           Permanent Address
1036 Lois Lane Apt. L               6 Flanders Ridge Court
Harrisonburg, VA 22801          Cockeysville, MD 21030

Objective: To obtain a job in marketing with a leading company to offer it in return my creativity, organizational skills, and knowledge of principles learned in the classroom

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 2007- 2011

Major: Marketing Concentration: Business-to-Consumer Marketing
Minor: Communication Studies; GPA 3.233

Related Coursework:

Integrated Marketing Communication Plan
Spring 2010

  • Developed a complete integrated marketing communications plan and client pitch presentation for a new soccer boot for Adidas.  Client: Andrew Lux, Global Marketing Communications
  • Course project for Dr. T. Flaherty’s Integrated Marketing Communications course (MKTG 384)
  • Team was designated as winner of the “Best IMC Plan in Class Award” based on a peer evaluation and vote

Relevant Experience:

Baltimore Research Marketing Group
Baltimore, MD  Summer 2010 Internship

Quantitative Research Assistant

  • Serve as a liaison between Baltimore Research, the Clients, and focus group respondents
  • Set up and monitor focus group studies, audio and visual recordings to ensure Client’s recording needs are met
  • Handle general inquiries from Clients regarding potential research opportunities to better understand their research goals and objectives

Tidewater Auctions, LLC/MidAtlantic Auctioneers, LLC
Baltimore, MD   Summer 09, Winter & Summer 10

Office Assistant

  • Acted as liaison between newspapers and attorneys on behalf of the company
  • Aided in office information management e.g. filing, mailing, and other daily tasks
  • Maintained accounts receivable and accounts payable control using QuickBooks software

Joseph L. Stefanski, CPA, PA
Baltimore, MD
Summer 2007, Summer 2008

Administrative Assistant

  • Improved use of new software and expanded use of Internet features; Developed foundation for company website
  • Entered customer receivables data into QuickBooks software

Regina Pools & Spas
Baltimore, MD  Summer 2003- Summer 2010

Sales Clerk

  • Interacted with public at retail counter
  • Performed water and chemical analysis and maintained computer database


Delta Gamma Fraternity
Fall 2008-present

Director/Chair of Fundraising

  • Organized biggest fundraiser of the year, Anchor Splash, which raised money for Delta Gamma’s national philanthropy, Service for Sight
  • Publicized Anchor Splash event throughout the Harrisonburg and JMU community
  • Planned fundraisers with local restaurants and businesses to raise funds for our chapter

Outriggers Peer Educator
Fall 2007-present

  • Facilitate communication, teambuilding, and leadership activities to both on and off- campus organizations to help them recognize their goals and fulfill their group’s highest potential
  • Plan customized programs for each organization, execute them, and gather feedback for program improvements

Madison Marketing Association
Fall 2010

  • James Madison University’s Chapter of the American Marketing Association
  • Participant in community service and fundraising events to promote the organization
  • Further marketing education through presentations and networking with marketing professionals

Student Government Association
Fall 2007-Spring 2009

Senator for the College of Business

  • Participated in student internal affairs while serving as Secretary for the Community Affairs Committee
  • Oversaw major fundraisers including beauty pageants, can food drives, and whole day community service projects

National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Spring, 2008- present

  • National honor society of high achieving freshman and sophomores that serves the community through tutoring, and service projects

Distinctions of Note:          
Girl Scout Gold Award
Summer 2006

  • Received highest award in Girl Scouting

Technical Skills:
Proficient in Microsoft Office XP/Pro (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), WordPress, and QuickBooks

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