Professional Statement

I believe communications is a platform where you can do many different things; you are not constricted to one path, (such as biology usually leads into some medical field), rather you can follow many different creative paths such as journalism, human relations, marketing and even become a teacher.

I started my freshman year of college thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do; and to my dismay, I was wrong. After switching my major five times, I landed in Communications and found comfort in knowing how many different career options I had. For once, I was really enjoying the material I was learning, and I stopped questioning if this was really the major I wanted to be in. With that said, I switched into Communications my Sophomore year, so am now a year in. Although I may not have much experience in the particular Communications field as others, I learned that it is OK to not be fully sure on what you want to do, and to never be afraid to explore all of your options because throughout that process, you may find your calling.

Education

  • Saint Joseph's University Bachelor's Degree in Communications

Experience

  • Good Samaritan Preschool: Created lesson plans that helped students further develop their motor skills. Performed read alouds and mini lessons with the students. Implemented lessons with the use of hands on material/activities. Established positive relationships with students, parents, and fellow teachers.
  • Home Health Sitter: Supervising family activities, assisting in homework, organizing household, shopping for necessities, transporting to sporting events,facilitating fitness activities, providing social and emotional support.

Volunteer Work

  • Puentes De Salud: Was a teacher's aid for Spanish speaking students. Helped the students in specific classroom activities. Used Spanish to communicate with the students, as well as helped teach them some basic English words. Developed relationships with fellow students aids, teachers, and the children.
  • Salvation Army: Provided support to homeless and mentally ill clients by working in the soup kitchen and clothing store. Assisted staff in their daily tasks to assure a positive environment of new and existing clients.
  • West Haven Children's Home for the Disabled: Helped with activities and organization around the home, and established relationships with the kids living in the home. Duties included preparing/serving lunch, painting/decorating the home, and washing/folding the children's laundry.

Activities/Core Strengths/Personal

  • Vermont Sun Sprint Triathlon (Race Participant)
  • St. Jude Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon (Race Participant and Fundraiser)
  • Proficient in Powerpoint/Microsoft Word//Excel
  • Flexible/Adaptive/Cooperative/Reliable
  • Reflection

Erin Sweeney