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Courtney Osborne 505 N Lakeshore Drive Apartment #4304 Chicago, Illinois 60611 (440) 552-8474 Courtney.Osborne@loop.colum.edu Summary I am an honors fashion business student with senior status at Columbia College Chicago. I have six years of fashion retail experience with additional experience in event production and merchandising and am seeking a career that will allow me to utilize my skills while offering potential for growth and advancement.

Applicable Skills and Qualifications • • • • • •

Exceptional customer service and positive, friendly attitude Ability to manage several responsibilities while maintaining high commitment to quality and strong attention to detail Adaptable and capable in a fast-pace, changing environment Window and floor set design and installation experience Professional appearance and demeanor; punctual and dependable attendance Proficient in computer software in Microsoft Office including: Microsoft Word, Exell, Publisher, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Education September, 2009—Present Columbia College of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Senior majoring in fashion business. Cumulative GPA 3.7 August- December 2012 Mod Spe’ Fashion Business School, Paris, France Accepted into a rigorous semester long fashion program abroad where I was enrolled in four specific fashion courses and one French language and culture course. The Fashion courses included: Fashion Merchandising, Trend Forecasting, Product Development and Fashion History. Each of these courses were taught by working industry professionals. 2005-2009 Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, Broadview Heights, Ohio Graduated with a high school diploma. Worked on yearbook, chaired costume committees for school plays, served as member and chair of choir. Summer 2008 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Accepted into a rigorous, three-week fashion design program where I successfully created fashion illustrations for two small fashion lines and completed a deconstructed garment, while earning college credit.

Employment History Sales Associate, May 2011- Present J. Crew, Chicago Illinois Work on sales floor selling merchandise and handling customer needs. Responsible for meeting daily goals, and opening and closing procedures. Received an award for exceptional customer service from store director.


Courtney Osborne 505 N Lakeshore Drive Apartment #4304 Chicago, Illinois 60611 (440) 552-8474 Courtney.Osborne@loop.colum.edu Sales Associate, September 2010- May 2011 Banana Republic, Chicago, Illinois Worked on the sales floor selling to and helping customers, organizing store, handling opening and closing procedures, completing transactions at register and opening store credit cards. Also had responsibility for converting shipments to store floor sets, and meeting daily goals. 2008-2010, Sales Associate Hollister Co., Strongsville, Ohio Worked on the sales floor handling customer needs, maintaining displays and visuals, handling the store’s opening and closing specifications, and completing transactions at the register. Also organized shipments to update visual displays and store floor sets. 2008-2009, Seamstress JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, Hudson, Ohio Worked for the corporate headquarters designing and sewing ribbons used for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at grand openings of new stores. 2006-2008, Sales Associate Miss Priss, Brecksville, Ohio Youngest of five employees in a boutique that sold jewelry and accessories for women and girls. Often worked alone in the store, handling customer needs, register transactions and balancing the cash drawer, opening and closing the store, stocking merchandise, and handling shipments.

Activities and Honors • • • •

Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars Named to the Dean’s List – Spring 2011 Member of Columbia College Fashion Association Accepted in to “Launch” fashion course at Columbia College where I will help plan and execute the senior fashion show • Have attended Parisian fashion trade shows Texworld and Premiere Vision. Acted as an assistant buyer at Premiere Vision for French men’s design company, Les Garcons by ordering fabric for their spring 2013 line. • Volunteer at local shelter to feed the homeless, and participate in various philanthropic initiatives with local outreach programs


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