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Sydney Thomas-Ware Pittsburgh, Pa 15202 ·

Sales & Communications Professional PROGRESSIVE, DYNAMIC Sales and Communications leader with 4 years of experience supervising, training and marketing within higher education, sales and food services. Looking for the greatest opportunity to become part of innovative fast paced company that’s searching for a charismatic new leader to work with.


Education Master of Arts Degree Media Studies The New School Graduated: May 2013 Bachelor of Arts Degree Communications Slippery Rock University Graduated: May 2011

• Customer Service • Written and Verbal Communications Skills • Management and Supervising Experience • Exceptional Communication, Organizational and Leadership Skills • Detail Oriented

Computer Skills

• Relationship Management • Strategic Planning

Social Networking

Work Experience


• Excellent at multi-tasking


• Able to Solve Problems under pressure • Professional and Energetic work attitude

Professional Background

Team Lead Vera Bradley Set high standards and motivated the team.

Responsible for exceeding sales goals, building store traffic, converting guests, interacting with product and promoting campaigns and contests to drive brand awareness and lasting customer relationships. Act as a Brand Ambassador consistently modeling and upholding the Vera Bradley Core Values.

Successfully changed environment with a leadership attitude within the store between customer service, marketing and inventory

Assist leadership team with planning, implementing and maintaining visual merchandising brand standards.

Assist with store operational duties.

Flash Final Cut Pro

Grove City, Pennsylvania June 2012-August 2013


Photoshop Microsoft Word PowerPoint Excel Web Management

Sydney Thomas-Ware Pittsburgh, Pa 15202 ·

Professional Background Prep Cook

S u • Coordinated catering sales. • Built and enhanced relationship with customers. m • Managed relationships with businesses and customers as a frequent catering delivery driver m • Provided the efficient, courteous service of quality, and properly portioned foods a according to the menu with a high standard of operation in the customer service. • Received food orders from customers and recommended new selections. r • Assisted in training new employees. y Prep Cook Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dibella’s Old Fashioned Submarines

McCandless Township, Pennsylvania December 2011-June 2012

Levy Restaurants, PNC Park •

Managed the preparation, maintenance, and organization of entire dessert cart.

Assisted the Executive Pastry Chef with projects.

Trained other cooks working in the pastry department.

Helped other cooks in their departments.

Relocated to other Levy Restaurants in the area when asked.

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Q Teaching Assistant Slippery Rock University u Communications Department August 2010-December 2010 • Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them toa fully participate in activities. l • Weekly reported classroom attendance. • Assisted professor with maintaining student records. i • Researched materials that the professor could use in future classes. f • Helped professor in developing lesson plans. • Worked with professor in grading student materials. i c •

June 2008-Sept. 2011

Responsible for baking a wide variety of cookies for the needed.

Awards Lola G. William H. Duff Scholarship The Nelly M. Kathie Scholarship Dean’s List

References Please contact for references

Sydney Thomas Ware