Madison Spoutz


10633 Yorktown Dr

Position Wanted:
Entry-Level Job in Post-Conflict Recovery


        May 2016                                                                                                                                   

        James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA                                                                                                

        BBA, Major in International Business, Minor in Spanish                                                                                    

        Cumulative GPA: 3.394                                                                                                                      

        Major GPA: 3.304                                                                                                                          

        Study abroad: Spring 2014, Salamanca, Spain                                                                                              

WORK EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                                          

        May 2016–Present                                                                                                                            

        Wine Educator, Paradise Springs Winery, Clifton, VA                                                                                        

        Provide experienced and knowledgeable wine tastings for guests                                                                            

        Staff private events such as company retreats and weddings                                                                                 

        Manage quarterly wine club pick-up and shipment for over 1,500 members                                                                    

        June 2016                                                                                                                                  

        Intern, Fenix Insight, West Sussex, UK                                                                                                    

        Processed, refined and uploaded thousands of pieces of munitions data into Fenix Insight ordnance database                                

        Studied planning, management and process mapping of unexploded ordnance clearance projects                                                 

        Learned about practical and technical aspects of conventional weapons destruction, such as the mechanics of cluster munitions and landmines

        May 2015–May 2016                                                                                                                           

        Editorial Assistant, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, Harrisonburg, VA                                                

        Edited articles pertaining to the mine action community, conventional weapons destruction and survivor support                            

        Engaged in correspondence with professionals in the mine action community                                                                  

        Assisted in preparation for Post Conflict Recovery Week                                                                                   

        January 2015–May 2016                                                                                                                       

        Computer Lab Assistant, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA                                                                        

        Closed, opened, inspected, monitored and cleaned all computer labs on campus                                                              

        Provided maintenance on over 500 computers and serviced malfunctioning printers                                                            

        Offered technical assistance to students and faculty                                                                                      

        Ensured that lab users followed protocol                                                                                                   

        August 2010–January 2015                                                                                                                   

        Senior Sales Associate, Banners Hallmark, Burke, VA                                                                                       

        Promoted to Senior Sales Associate and key holder as a senior in high school                                                              

        Closed and opened store while handling daily total sales and balancing cash registers                                                     

        Built positive and lasting relationships with coworkers and customers                                                                      

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:                                                                                                               

        Fall 2013–Spring 2016                                                                                                                       

        Philanthropy Chair, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Gamma Tau Chapter                                                                         

        Planned and directed all fundraising events benefitting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital                                              

        Cumulatively raised over $60,000                                                                                                          

        Sponsored a Red Cross Blood Drive that saved 75 lives                                                                                     

        Coordinated both internal and external volunteer activities for members                                                                    

        Fall 2012–May 2016                                                                                                                         

        Advertising Chair, Students Helping Honduras Club                                                                                          

        Coordinated campus-wide marketing initiatives for the club                                                                                

        Organized an A Cappella Concert that raised over $1,000                                                                                   

        Assisted planning volunteer trips and ensured that participants were adequately prepared to travel to Honduras                             

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS                                                                                                                         

        Spring 2013                                                                                                                               

        Service Trip, El Progreso, Honduras                                                                                                       

        Traveled to El Progreso, Honduras and helped build a school in an impoverished village                                                     

        Learned about culture and gang violence in Honduras                                                                                       

        Studied the management and daily operations of an international nonprofit                                                                 

        Spring 2016                                                                                                                               

        Fundraising Coordinator, TEDxJMU                                                                                                          

        First TEDx event at James Madison University                                                                                               

        Raised over $2000 from local sponsors, including small businesses and campus departments                                                  

        Liaison for sponsors; coordinated sponsor accommodations the day of the event

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