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Olivia DeSalvo

Olivia DeSalvo

House Supervisor - Zeta Tau Alpha

Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life

Blacksburg, VA

I am a goal-oriented senior at Virginia Tech with a passion for getting involved and working with others. I've gained strong organizational and interpersonal skills through my experiences in the past 4 years. My involvement has also given me many opportunities to work toward a common goal with a team. I currently work ...

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"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Leadership Development, Recruiting, Marketing and Design, Social Media, Working with Others

Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life

House Supervisor - Zeta Tau Alpha

- Serve as a resource and support system for 30 of my sorority sisters living in ZTA House
- Develop programs for the Greek living community with 20 other House Supervisor staff members
- Meet weekly with staff members and supervisors; serve as a liaison between my residents and Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life
- Enforce residence hall policies as needed and maintain overall House appearance
- Organize all Housing contracts, fill the house residency for next year, and maintain all additional paperwork

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Virginia Tech Student Affairs

Student Life Council Member

- Attend bi-monthly meetings with council of about 15 other students in order to engage in discussion involving the improvement of student life
- Provide feedback to the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs as a representative of the student population

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Virginia Tech Career Services

Peer Career Advisor

- Guide students on resume and cover letter writing during volunteer walk-in advising
- Give presentations as needed for student organizations on many career-related topics (i.e. resume writing, career fair preparation, interview tips, etc.)
- Conduct mock interviews for students
- Serve as Liaison Assistant for University Academic Advising Center
- Perform other office tasks as needed and execute professionalism for staff members

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Virginia Tech Career Services

Teaching Assistant - UNIV 2004: Exploring Careers

-Assisted 2 instructors with all necessary responsibilities for class of 10
-Facilitated class discussion
-Informed students of upcoming campus events/announcements
-Developed learning activities as needed
-Updated attendance and gradebook

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Residential Leadership Community

Peer Standards Committee

- Serve as student representative for RLC Student Conduct board
- Decide with others which actions to take for any violations and how to mediate the situation
- Pursuing minor in Leadership and Social Change through the Residential Leadership Program
- Participate in service events throughout the school year as part of the Residential Leadership Program

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Virginia Tech Student Government Association

Marketing and Advertising Committee

- Contributed to developing advertisements and marketing campaigns for student population
- Advertised SGA initiatives around campus through social media
- Worked with a team of 30 students as part of SGA's "Street Crew" marketing initiative

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Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity

Vice President of Programming

- Managed 30 positions on Programs Council which dealt with chapter programming
- Approved all chapter events, including those for up to 200 attendees with budgets of up to $5000
- Coordinated and directed weekly meetings for Programs Council
- Compiled 20 page programming report which informs International Office about chapter progress

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The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Banquet Server

-Performed all necessary duties to ensure customer satisfaction at banquets, weddings, events, etc.
-Gained communication and team leadership skills by working with 2 supervisors and staff of 30

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Tween Brands

Brand Representative

-Provided assistance by knowing inventory and customer needs
-Processed sales and complete opening and closing tasks/paperwork when needed
-Maintained organization of the store
-Designed displays as needed
-Worked throughout high school and during school breaks while in college

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Virginia Tech

B.S. Human Development, Concentration in Professional Helping Skills

James River High School