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Samples of Work
• Lab Work
• Volunteer Work
• This portfolio represents all of my skills and achievements throughout my
• I am currently working in Business Administration with a main emphasis on
• Continue to grow and expand my skills to help me succeed in the
• Find a job that will allow me to emphasize my strengths and
abilities to the fullest.
• Increase my knowledge of the business industries in other
• Continue to engage myself in community service to help the needs
Self-motivated hard worker
Ability to learn new things
Accept challenges and ready to overcome them
L A U R E N
R O B A K
Email: email@example.com Phone: (248) 882-0337
8493 Englewood Dr. Clarkston, MI 48346
Northwood University- Midland, MI
Bachelor of Business Administration
Major: Health Sciences
Cumulative GPA: 3.6
Boulder Pointe Golf Club & Banquet Center- Oxford, MI
Maintained orderliness and appearance of greens, fairways, tee boxes and flowerbeds at
Operated mowers, string trimmers and hedge trimmers
Worked with a consistent level of professionalism and pride
Dairy Dream- Clarkston, MI
Summer 2012 & 2013
Provided terrific customer service for all aspects of restaurant
Prepared a variety of food items and maintained a clean preparation environment
Entrusted to handle cash and credit card transactions
Our Lady of the Lakes High School- Waterford, MI
June 2008- April 2011
Assigned a variety of manual labor tasks including washing windows, mopping floors and
Responsible for maintenance and appearance of landscaping
Completed all assignments efficiently and completely
Administrative Assistant to Chief Operating Officer
June 2008- August 2010
Used organizational skills to file papers, coordinated office procedures and
Entrusted to make weekly bank deposits
Keyed confidential student, parishioner and donor information into a computerized database
Oakland University Women’s Basketball
Northwood University Women’s Basketball
Northwood University International Auto Show (Team Military)
To Whom It May Concern:
I am happy to recommend Lauren Robak for a position in your organization.
She has the personal and academic qualities to succeed in any setting.
Lauren attended the school where I am administrator from kindergarten
through twelfth grade.I have literally seen her grow up before my eyes. I have
observed her in many situations and can assert that she applies good
judgment and a common sense approach in many cases.
Lauren is a hard worker who is goal oriented. She showed tremendous
leadership in her successful pursuit of a state championship basketball title for
our school. She was able to lead our repeat championship her senior year
when she provided even more leadership. Although she was our best player,
she used that status to motivate herself and inspire her teammates rather than
play a self-aggrandizing role. I observed her fight through injury to reach her
goal. The attributes of hard work and team play will serve her well in the
I think that what Lauren has learned as a team player and in her role as a
competitor bode well for future success. She works well with others and
understands a team dynamic better than most. She knows how to work hard
to reach goals. I think further that when she is challenged with something that
interests her she succeeds.
In closing, I am sure that given the qualities I have listed you will find Lauren
to be an asset to your team. She is without guile and knows how to work with
others. I hope that you will give her the opportunity to succeed.
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish School
To whom it may concern:
This letter is being written on behalf of Lauren Robak, presently a student at Northwood University,
whom I have known for the past 8 years as an employee, a student, and as an athlete at Our Lady of the
Lakes in Waterford, Michigan.
As Parish Business Manager, Lauren worked for me and completed tasks and organized all in-house filing
and record keeping pertaining to contributions and staff benefits. She was also a member of our
maintenance crew that restored, cleaned, and prepared our school facilities for use. Lauren also worked
to maintain parish and school landscape for beautification and safety for the parishioners, the public
and our faculty and students.
As a student, here at Our Lady of the Lakes, Lauren maintained a GPA of 3.6 in our college prep program.
She was involved in various school activities, along with being an outstanding young lady in athletics. As
Athletic Director and Football coach, I had the pleasure of having Lauren being the placekicker on our
Varsity Football team. She was also a member of our Girls Basketball and Softball teams and played
Soccer for a couple of years. She showed her leadership qualities by being selected Captain by her peers
in Basketball and Softball. She was very instrumental in leading the various teams to a number of
championships, as this leader. During her time at OLL, she was also involved with volunteer work with
her athletic teams, as she worked with handicapped children and adults on a yearly basis.
After graduation from Our Lady of the Lakes, Lauren was a student at Oakland University for one year
and maintained a GPA of 3.7 in a Business curriculum. She is now a student at Northwood University and
maintaining a 3.6 average in Business along with being a leader of the Girls Basketball team. She is also
continuing her volunteer efforts by being involved with a reading program for young children.
Through all of her time in work, school, and athletics, Lauren has been very diligent in obtaining
excellence in academics, she has shown her character traits in being selected to leadership positions by
her peers, and her numerous athletic awards have shown her work and dedication to perform to the
best of her ability.
She has shown to be a young lady of great integrity, by performing in an excellent manner, in areas of
responsibility and confidentiality, and by maintaining high standards of appreciation from her fellow
employees and fellow students.
I would highly recommend, Lauren Robak, for any position that she many apply. She will be an
outstanding asset to any organization, and they will reap the benefits of a young lady of high character
If you desire any further information about Lauren, please feel free to contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 248-821-7294.
Business Manager/Athletic Director
Lab 2: Cardiovascular Disease
3. INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (5 points)
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Scores by Activity Level
Name: Lauren Robak
1. PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS (5 points)
This laboratory exercise is designed to examine the significance of any difference in the
cardiovascular disease risk of usually sedentary and usually physically active people.
Have yourself and 9 other people complete the "Are You at Risk for CVD?"
I was one of the active individuals and my score was 5.
questionnaire. Make sure that, among the ten people who complete the questionnaire, 5
people are usually sedentary and 5 are usually physically active. For each person, total
4. CLASS SUMMARY RESULTS (5 points)
the risk factor points. My hypothesis is that people who are more active will have a
lower risk of getting cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score by Activity Level
2. METHODS (5 points)
Category Avg Score
Analysis of Results
1. Enter your name and sex (M or F) into the computer program.
2. Complete the "Are You at Risk for CVD?" questionnaire (on page 470 of Current
t = -28.88
Concepts in Health. Total your risk factor points.
3. Look up your estimated CVD Risk on page 470 of Current Concepts in Health.
p < 0.05
4. Have 9 other people complete the "Are You at Risk for CVD?" questionnaire. Make sure
that, among the ten people who complete the questionnaire, 5 people are usually
There is a significant difference between the cardiovascular disease risk scores of active and
sedentary and 5 are usually physically active. For each person, total the risk factor points. sedentary people in this sample.
5. Enter all 10 results into the computer program. Insure that you enter sedentary or active,
and total risk factor points for each person.
6. Analysis of Results. After everyone in the class has had the opportunity to enter their
5. CONCLUSIONS (10 points)
results (date/time specified in the course syllabus) go back into the computer program
and calculate the average CVD risk scores of usually sedentary and usually physically
Based on the results from the class summary, people who were sedentary had a higher
risk score for cardiovascular disease. There was a significant difference between people who
7. Prepare your Laboratory Report. Use the computer program to complete your Laboratory were physically active and sedentary. The average score that was taken from the “Are you at risk
Report and bring it to class (submit it on-line for the on-line section) for evaluation on the for Cardiovascular Disease?” questionnaire, was active people scored 11.35 and people who are
date indicated in the course syllabus.
sedentary scored 21.55. So, people who are sedentary have a higher risk for CVD.
Section of an English Essay
Listening to different kinds of music will put you in a particular mood. If you are sad and you
listen to slow music, it will either reinforce the mood or build yourself out of it . Music is very
powerful. Yoga teachers play music as a form of relaxation to help the participants calm their
bodies and take away the stress (Barker, 2008). Also, in these kinds of settings, music will help
to keep things organized. Many people count on the beats to help everyone stay in a rhythm
(Barker, 2008). On the other hand, listening to a fast pace beat you will feel more energized and
excited. Haile Gebreselassie, who is a long-distance runner, listened to the song Scatman while
running(Lister, 2005). It is a fast techno track by Scatman John. He listened to this song while
competing in 2,000 meters run. The beats of the music fit perfect with his world record pace
(Lister, 2005). People listen to music for many different reasons, but why do majority of people
listen to music before sporting events?
Teenagers need to be in constant communication with their friends. Most teenagers use
their cell phones 6-10 hours per day. In a survey questioning 45 teens, shocking results were
seen. Although they use their phone a lot, 70% of their communication is through
texting(Robak). Rarely, do teenagers make lots of phone calls unless it is to their parents. It has
become natural during the teenage years to always use your phone and the internet. Teenagers
Cause and Effect
want to try and figure out who they are and having all this technology makes everything a little
bit easier for them. Of teenagers surveyed 89% of teenagers had a social media website
(Robak). Nearly half of them said they used more than one social media website. 40% of the
teenagers surveyed said they go on their social media website at least every couple of hours
(Robak). When asked what they do spending a lot of their time on the internet, majority of the
responses was to see what everyone is up to and just to talk with their friends. The top five
things on a social media website were to look at events, photos, tell people what you are doing,
talk to friends, and to see quotes or songs. This can all be fun and help build self-esteem, but
this isn’t always the case. 61% of the teens said they have seen a social media website used
inappropriately (Robak). The majority of teenagers have also seen social media websites used
for complaining, criticizing, and bullying. With all the advancing technology, the ability for
people to bully other kids and criticize them has become much easier. They can type or write
anything they want and send it to somebody. There is no face to face communication which is
easier for teenagers. This is one big way in which technology is negatively impacting teenagers.
To many adults, this is scary and unhealthy for their children. The technology from the previous
generation of teenagers to today’s teenagers has changed quite immensely.
• I have worked numerous hours giving back to the community.
Some things I have done on my own and others have been
• Volunteer work I have been involved in:
• Helpful Harvest- collecting fresh produce and vegetables for
needy families in the area.
• Fishing Derby- helping handicapped people on and off boats and
with life jackets so they can enjoy a day out on the water.
• Reading books to young children once a week at my high school.
• Color Run- helped set up and organize materials for the race.
• Serving food to homeless in Detroit.
• Dean’s List- Northwood University, 2012-13 Academic School
• Northwood University Varsity Women’s Basketball Team
• Excel Credit:
• Community Involvement- Midland Community Center
• Student Organization- Transfer Club
• Auto Show- Team Military