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Aja Smith

Aja Smith

Bridges Counselor

SUNY Potsdam

Great Neck, NY

Intern at Street Soccer USA

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SUNY Potsdam

Bridges Counselor

Answered questions from new Bridges students
Served as a contact member for new members
Sent biweekly emails to mentees
Mentored new Bridges students
Peer advised students

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Career
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A Leg To Stand On

Intern

Provided administrative support to Executive Director and Director of Programs.
Assisted with event planning for the organization’s annual fundraising benefit in October and July's event.
Assisted in the development and execution of marketing strategies to increase awareness and funding for organization’s mission.
Recorded and kept track of the daily web analytics.
Created an Internship Handbook, and a Volunteer Handbook for the new website.
Looked up social networking trends

Career

SUNY Potsdam Wilderness Education Department

Intern

Created blog for the department and the Leadership 2 course
Updated blog with photos, links and events
Wrote an article for the school newspaper

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National Outdoor Leadership School

Student

Backpacked through the Talkeetna Mountains of Alaska for 28 days.
Learned leadership skills by being leaders of the day
Led daily hikes with and without instructors present
Learned the proper ways to give feedback and how to take feedback during debriefs at the end of each day

Career

Gold Coast International Film Festival

Volunteer

Greeted guests as they arrived for dinner
Handed out and collected voting ballots for a film
Served food to guests at the closing dinner
Cleaned up after the events

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Career
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Greentrees Day Camp

Junior Counselor

Supervised a group of ten four year old boys
Organized and coordinated a daily schedule of eight activities including swimming, arts and crafts, sports and playground
Worked in a team environment with other counselors and Camp Director

Career

State University of New York College at Potsdam

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Communication, Sociology

Syosset High School