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Sylvia Mphofe

9128 Laurel Highlands Place, Manassas, VA 20112


Phone: 703-975-8764
Email: smpho001@odu.edu LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sylvia-mphofe
Education
Bachelor of Sciences in Communication with a Minor in Marketing
January 2014 Spring 2016
Old Dominion University, GPA: 3.0
Associates Degree of Social Science Cum Laude
January 2012- December 2013
Northern Virginia Community College, GPA:
Skills
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Linked In
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
Strong Communication Skills
Quick Learner
Work Experience
Teacher Assistant, AlphaBest Education- Manassas, VA
August 2016- Current
Oversea and lead curriculum based activities
Organize/ create lesson plans
Supervise children
Remain up to date with company training
Communications/Event Planning Intern, Federation of State Humanities CouncilArlington, VA
September 2016- December 2016
Supported the Communications Manager in a variety of roles related to the
Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfire Initiative
Created an editorial calendar and drafted Twitter content supporting the
Federations member councils and their Pulitzer Prizes programs
Assisted in writing three monthly blog features highlighting council programs
nationwide
Maintained an events and coverage database through monitoring for Pulitzer
Prizes Centennial Campfires partnership coverage with the state humanities
councils
Drafted council Pulitzer Campfires descriptions for publication on the
Federations website
Supported the Administrative Assistant and Interim Events Coordinator by
drafting donation thank-you letters
Event Coordinator/Planning Intern, Memorable Events by Apryl Norfolk, VA
May 2016- July 2016
Worked directly with clients and venues in order to setup floor plans along
with contract details

Assisted in designing the floor plan and venue layout


Ensured clients along with guests were pleased and received the best service
possible
Contacted local florists and bakeries to setup cake tastings

Public Relations Intern, Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Norfolk, VA


May 2015 July 2015
Supported the Communications team in a variety of roles
Assisted with a variety of writing pieces such as press releases and personal
pieces on former Girl Scout members
Worked with the Public Relations Team on multiple tasks such as monitoring
social media and uploading a variety of pictures
Skys The Limit (Childcare, ages: infant-17 years) Norfolk, VA
October 2015 May 2016
Cared for children throughout the day
Created and administered different activities
Set up meals with the venue and distributed them to the children
Customer Service Agent, Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center Manassas, VA
July 2012 January 2014
Answered phone calls, took messages, and transferred calls to the
designated extension
Registered guests for different programs offered by the facility
Acquired new members and retained current members
Filed paperwork and implemented different information into the system
Trained new team members
Sales Floor/Guest Service Associate, Super Target Gainesville, VA
October 2011- July 2012
Re-organized and maintained a functional sales floor
Designed and setup a new sales floor plan on a monthly basis
Assisted guests with returns and ensured a timely checkout
Community Involvement
Sister Mentors (non-profit organization)- Washington, DC
o Fall 2005-Current
PRSSA Member, Old Dominion University Chapter Norfolk, VA
January 2015
T.R.U.S.T. (community service based organization), Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA January 2015- May 2016
Old Dominion Alumni Association- Norfolk, VA January 2016
o Visited a local elementary school and spoke to the students about
college
o Lead arts and crafts activities with students

o Worked with teachers from the elementary school to get up an outdoor


field day