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Bertina Brewster

S. MLK Jr., Blvd - Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

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Seeking a position where I can use my Bachelors of Science in Criminology Degree, which I obtained in April 2001 along with my legal secretarial and receptionist experience combined with my retail management experience and enthusiasm that will contribute to the goals and prosperity of any agency, company or business. I am also a notary public.

Work Experience

S. MLK Jr., Blvd

Florida A&M University
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Tallahassee, FL
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December 2002 to Present

Tallahassee, Florida 
FT- Senior Secretary 
 
Performs all secretarial /receptionist functions which includes: Answering 
multi-line phone, directing calls, taking accurate messages, providing general information about the School and its activities, receiving students and visitors and directing them to appropriate offices; maintaining well-organized information regarding faculty schedules, office hours; filing and typing; preparing and processing all faculty and students travel requests and reimbursements; processes requisitions; back-up payroll representative; ordering and managing office supplies; distributing incoming and outgoing mail.

Attorney

Claire A. Duchemin, P.A
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July 2000 to September 2002

at Law 
1834 Hermitage Blvd., Ste. 201 
Tallahassee, Florida 
FT - Legal Secretary/ Assistant to the attorneys 
 
Performed all secretarial functions both primary and legal which included: Preparing correspondences, pleadings and other documents as necessary, compilation of attorneys' time and billing, maintaining calendars and scheduling, arranging meetings and conferences. 
 
This firm maintains a variety of practices and I have, therefore, been introduced to estate and trust law, probate law, family law, personal injury law, corporate law, medical malpractice law, criminal law, employment discrimination law, sexual harassment law, business and administrative law.

Support Staff Person

Bri Florida Bar Review
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Tallahassee, FL
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April 1999 to July 2000

Performed all receptionist/secretarial functions which included: Answering a multi-line phone, directing incoming phone calls, keeping up with overdue students accounts, putting together bar review materials for each bar course, assist students with general inquires, type and send out correspondences, copy tapes, do mail-outs, enter students' payments and help assist law students to prepare for the bar exam.

FT- Sales Clerk

Everything Party
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Tallahassee, FL
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September 1996 to January 1999

Performed management and retail functions which included: Opened and closed the store, handle high volume of cash, placed invitations and napkins orders, answering multi-line phone, typing and printing invitations and napkins, bookkeeping, filing and providing excellent customer service.

Assistant Manager

Florsheim Factory Outlet
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Tallahassee, FL
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February 1996 to July 1996

Performed management and retail functions which included: Opened and closed the store, handle high volume of cash, call in weekly figures to General Manager, receive and take inventory and filing.

PT-Sales Associate

Footlocker
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West Palm Beach, FL
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July 1995 to December 1995

Performed all retail and customer service functions which included: Greeting customers, answering the phone, handling cash, operating cash register, sold shoes, clothing and accessories, cleaned and maintained the store. 
Was top part-time sales associate in my district.

FT-Floor Supervisor Trainee

The Athlete's Foot
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West Palm Beach, FL
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November 1993 to March 1995

Started as a part-timer and progressed into a full-time associate in three months. My duties included opening and closing the store, handling high volume of cash, preparing payrolls, operating the safe and alarm, calling in daily and weekly figures to District Manager. 
Was top sales associate in my district six (6) times. 
 
REFERNCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Education

BS Degree in Criminology

Florida State University -
Tallahassee, FL

1999 to 2001

A.S. in Paralegal and Legal Studies A.S

Tallahassee Community College -
Tallahassee, FL

Additional Information

QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
Performs all secretarial and receptionist functions at a major university, Florida A&M University, School of Architecture which includes: Answering a multi-line phone, directing calls, taking accurate messages, providing excellent customer service, providing general information about the School and its activities, receiving students and visitors and directing them to appropriate offices; maintaining well-organized information regarding faculty schedules, office hours, teaching assignments and other activities, maintaining up-to-date supplementary and full course descriptions, complete and maintain textbook requests, other files and records; prepare and process all faculty and students travel requests and reimbursements; process and manage all requisitions; back-up payroll representative; order and manage all office supplies; mail information packages to prospective students; distribute incoming and outgoing mail; building supervisor (daily operations). 
 
Performed all secretarial functions both primary and legal in a law firm which included: Answering a multi-line phone, research files, maintain attorneys' calendars, handle incoming correspondences, documents and pleadings; enter time sheets for attorneys', assist with account payable duties, make travel arrangements, read and review all incoming and outgoing documents, correspondences and letters; develop and maintain an effective filing system, coordinate and schedule meetings, conferences, hearings, depositions, mediations, etc.; direct incoming phone calls, visitors and mail; respond to general inquiries such as typing pleadings, correspondences, legal letters and run errands. 
 
Performed all retail and customer service functions which included: Opening and closing the store, handling high volume of cash, making deposits and providing excellent customer service. 
 
Computer skills includes: Windows 9.0 and 10, Adobe, Microsoft Works, Excel, Word, Corel, MS Outlook, Web, etc.