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									                                     Jennifer B. Smith
                                  jbsmith35@hotmail.com

Education
Rice University, Houston, Texas                                                        Present
Paralegal Certificate Program
   • Covers essential skills used by paralegals
   • Includes substantive sections focusing on various areas of law
University of Texas at Austin, Texas                                                       2005
Bachelor of Arts
   • Major in English
   • Minor in Business Administration
Experience
Houston’s Restaurant, Houston, Texas                                             2007 – 2008
Bartender
   • Received expedient promotion due to successful, high-volume customer interaction
   • Compiled nightly personal and group financial reports to track and confirm sales
   • Maintained top tier ranking
GalleryWatch.com, Austin, Texas                                                             2007
Legislation Tracking Service
Texas House of Representatives Floor Manager
    • Provided clients daily coverage of debates and activities in the House of Representatives
    • Drafted timely and accurate summaries of press conferences, legislative hearings, and
        relevant issues impacting clients’ business interests
    • Managed and coordinated correspondent writers’ reporting of daily legislative hearings
Intern, Washington D.C.                                                                     2006
    • Drafted summaries of Congressional hearings pertaining to clients’ business interests
    • Monitored and summarized bill revision hearings to keep clients abreast with real-time
        changes in prospective legislation
    • Maintained midterm election candidate information for company and client use
    • Promoted to House Floor Manager
Texas CASA, Austin, Texas                                                                2006
Children’s Advocacy Group
Policy & Grant Management Intern
    • Managed policy information and federal grant allocation to ensure equitable monetary
        distribution to sixty-eight statewide chapters
    • Reorganized management structure of Kingsville CASA Chapter to maximize the number
        of children aided in that region
    • Designed and created Salary and Benefits Survey implemented at chapters statewide
Heart House of Austin, Austin, Texas                                              2003 – 2005
Nonprofit After-School Program
Administrative Assistant, Tutor
   • Conducted grant research to locate funding for this nonprofit after-school program
   • Tutored elementary and middle school students in low income neighborhood
Computer Skills
Proficient on Macintosh and PC with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint


                         Excellent References Available Upon Request

								
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