Clare Thompson
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, United States
School: Bethel University
Major: Communication Studies

Clare Thompson

Clare Thompson

Career Interest Corporate Event Planning and Sales

EducationBachelor of Arts in Organizational and Relational Communications with Emphasis in Event Planning Expected May 2018 Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN

Lambda Pi Eta Communication National Honor Society 2016-present

Work Experience
Wedding Event Planner and Coordinator March 2016-present
Minneapolis, MN
• Worked strenuous hours with couples and families for months planning their perfect wedding
• Raised the amount of times our storefront was viewed online by almost 70% by updating our information and reaching out to couples for reviews
• Learned how to work under pressure and through various situations that caused thinking and decision making on the spot
• Learned the process of taking the ideas of someone else and creating the perfect event

Assistant, Home Health Care September 2015-September 2016
White Bear Lake, MN
• Learned how to adapt and be patient with elderly population through listening to exact instructions
• Worked one-on-one with an elderly patient, the need for tactfulness is essential to communicate effectively when an individual who is used to routine
• Learned how to take criticism effectively by changing my way of doing things for my client

Event Planner, Concordia Activates Board December 2015-May 2016
Saint Paul, MN
• Worked as a team to create “Casino Night” by delegating each member to a specific game or event, in doing so CAB has a successful event
• Increased student involvement 50% by implementing new activates for students to partake in
• Gained communicational skills and learned how to network by working with CAB and reaching out to professionals in multiple facets to bring them to campus
• Advertising for CAB has led me to a more creative and outgoing personality, pushing me out of my comfort zone by getting students to attend events
• Event planning has shown me how to problem-solve, through things that have gone wrong and rebuilding the foundation to make the event go as well as possible.

Volunteer, Dining Services at House of Convivence October 2014-June 2015
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
• During an event with prominent people of the church, myself and five other women had to make sure every detail was attended to at all times which resulted in hard work and a successful event
• Learned table placing edict and how to create beautiful table settings
• Took initiative to adapt to an unfamiliar language to communicate with locals effectively
• Utilized strategic planning skills when hosting more than one event, some we could plan for, others we needed to plan on the fly, but all events went smoothly
Community Involvement
Volunteer, ARTS-Us 2015-2016

Communication Studies