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Devika Agarwal

Devika Agarwal

Cincinnati, OH

I will soon be a graduate of The George Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Communication. From training swim instructors to interning for the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., I've been able to develop a range of communication skills. I'm particularly passionate about using my interpersona...

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"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" - Gandhi
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Strategic Communication, Mass Media, Public Relations, and Development.

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The George Washington University

Office Assistant

Communicated as a customer representative to parents, students, administration, and faculty by ensuring daily office coverage through general office duties at The George Washington University Division of Student Affairs. Oversaw and completed special projects including social media and marketing efforts on Twitter and Facebook, data research from student health academic journals, and staff interview evaluations on behalf of the Dean of Students.

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U.S. Department of State

Public Affairs Intern

Assisted program officers in planning live press briefings with academics and officials, organized reporting tours for foreign journalists through Ohio, Chicago, & Massachusetts for the 2012 Presidential Election, and facilitated events and interviews about the 2012 Presidential Election at the Bureau of Public Affairs Foreign Press Center. Increased outreach to the general public about Foreign Press Center tours using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Created and managed the 2012 Presidential Election Tour Facebook groups to communicate and organize travel itineraries for public and foreign journalists.

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Penn Schoen Berland

Market Research Intern

Assisted in managing projects by writing questionnaires,testing survey links, analyzing survey results, and creating client reports and presentations. Contributed to projects across industry areas by ensuring quality control, running basic quantitative analyses, providing logistical support and input for fielding quantitative and qualitative research projects, and contributing to client development and marketing efforts of senior staff. Typical projects included market sizing, brand/product positioning, naming, feature studies, design and packaging, ad/commercial testing, and customer satisfaction studies.

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Kimball Stroud and Associates, Inc.

Special Events Intern

Assisted in ‘high-profile’ event production and clientele management by corresponding with clients to tailor guest lists for public and private sector events. Organized clientele invitation lists and contact databases on Microsoft Excel. Managed media and press relations while composing descriptions and schedules for programs and itineraries. Assisted in venue selection and negotiation while reviewing vendor contracts and budget information. Drafted ideas to enhance event production and to maintain production flow. Volunteered and attended events to collaborate with production staff in executing guest check-in and crowd control.

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Obama for America

Summer Organizer

Recruited over hundreds of constituents from Congressional District 13 to engage in the national grassroots movement to re-elect President Obama by planning and leading voter registration drives and team meetings throughout the summer. Maintained CD13 voter profiles and updated local campaign event files on national campaign databases after hosting multiple 1:1 meetings on a weekly basis.Planned and led local grassroots events such as voter registration drives and CD13 team meetings. Maintained CD13 voter profiles and updated local campaign event files on national campaign databases.

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Aqua Adventure

Swim Instructor Lead

Overlooked and managed swim instruction program of nearly 20 instructors to 100 students (at one time per session) at local summer waterpark. Maintained class enrollment levels on the City of Fremont recreation database. Trained nearly twenty swim instructors and organized their morning and evening lessons based on levels and ages.

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City on a Hill Press

Photographer

Collaborated with writers and section editors to cover university and citywide events for the weekly student-run newspaper. Edited photographs and composed captions for editorial, sports, and feature stories by necessary deadlines.

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University of California Santa Cruz

Global Economics

The George Washington University

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Political Communication