Thurman Robinson


"Social Entrepreneur"



Thurman Robinson Junior
1676 South Sycamore Street, Apartment # C-4, Petersburg, Virginia 23805
¨ (323) 540 – 1855 (cell) ¨ [email protected] (email) ¨ (website)       

To obtain a career in the field of management or marketing with an established sports agency, company or organization.

              January 2007 – Present                                          Virginia State University                                        Petersburg, VA
Major: Sport Management                Concentration: Business/Marketing   
                Cumulative GPA: 3.3                          Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2011
~ Three Academic Scholarships, Athletic Scholarship
~ University Scholar, Scholar Athlete, Dean’s List, Honor’s List

                June 2010 – August 2010                                       Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.                                           Midlothian, VA
                Management Trainee
Developed and demonstrated leadership skills and areas of management such as operations, customer service,
                    merchandise, task, inventory, people/personnel, asset protection and safety control management
Analyzed, interpreted and explained sales, budgeting, forecasting, customer traffic and scheduling to strategically meet sales    
                   and profit goals

                May 2010 – July 2010                                             Petersburg Generals                                               Petersburg, VA
General Manager Internship
A General Manager is responsible for the overall operations of a team.
Responsible for marketing (advertisement & promotions), media (photos & videos) and merchandise (inventory & request)
Assisted with press releases, marketing partnerships, press box operations and post game meals
~ Performed field/team, front gate/ticket, facility/game day operations

January 2010 – July 2010                                               YMCA                                                             Petersburg, VA
Marketing and Communications Intern (Sports Development Programming)
Created and implemented marketing plans, marketing strategies and sports programming for Youth and Adult Sports        
Created web documentation and communications that successfully promote Youth and Adult Sports programming
~ Created and developed working relationships with community organization

December 2009 – April 2010                                Indoor Football League                                        Richmond, VA
Social Media Communications Intern
Communicated with 26 Directors of Public Relations nationally
Coordinated fan pages, group pages and social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Myspace)
May 2009 – December 2009                                  City of Colonial Heights                                        Colonial Heights, VA
Teen Center Supervisor
Supervised youth participants and directed, planned and implemented recreational activities
~ Performed administrative and community relation functions for the Recreation and Parks Department

May 2009 – September 2009                                 Dozier and Associates, Inc.                                    Petersburg, VA
Public Relations Representative
~ Responsible for external and internal communications focusing on project development, publicity and recruitment

 Professional Experience
                 September 2010 – Present                                      Department of the Army                                     Fort Lee, VA
                 Recruiting Assistant, Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
~ Execute DA Logistics Intern Recruiting Process, provide general office support and assistance in support of the 

August 2009 - Present                                    Facejay and Company, LLC                                         Richmond, VA
                 Chief Communications Officer and Operations/Human Resource Manager
~ Hire, train and evaluate new team members
Responsible for all social media, internal and external communications
Implement marketing and advertising concepts, sales promotions and brand management strategies
~ Fully responsible for company operations management, mass communications and public relations

                 August 2009 – May 2010                                Virginia State University Yearbook                              Petersburg, VA
                 Section Assistant Editor, Writer and Photographer
Responsible for the design, content, structure and proof reading
Obtain and report facts for stories, captions, headlines and relevant events
Responsible for shooting and editing photographs and images down to the final edits

                 June 2009 – August 2009                       Petersburg Parks and Leisure Services                                   Petersburg, VA
                Tennis Instructor
                ~ Taught tennis fundamentals and strategies

Leadership: Conferences and Experience
08’ – 09’ Junior Class Vice President; United States Olympic Committee (USOC) 17th Annual Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere (FLAME) Program, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Conference & NASCAR “Drive for Diversity” Leadership Symposium

Community Involvement and Volunteer Work
Big Brothers Big Sisters; The Betterment of Brothers and Sisters Organization; Petersburg Boys and Girls Club; Director of Promotions and Public Relations, PANIC 2000; Assistant Boys’ Tennis Coach, Petersburg High School; Assistant Tennis Coach, Venus and Serena Williams Tennis Academy and Youth Tennis Coach, National Junior Tennis League – UCLA

Course Work
Sport Facility and Event Management; Organization & Administration of Health, Physical Education & Athletic Programs; Marketing Courses; Sport Management; Management and Organization; Advanced Communication Skills; Public Speaking; Personnel Human Resource Management and Economics

Leadership. PC literate. Strong written and oral communications. Problem solving and critical thinking. Orientation to time management. Team player. Organized. CPR certified.

Awards and Honors
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and College (2010); Academic Honors Award (2009); All-CIAA Academic Honor (2008); Freshman Academic Achievement Award and CIAA Men’s Tennis Semifinalist (2007)

Virginia State University Men’s Cross Country and Tennis Teams; Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (VAHPERD); HPERD/Sport Management Majors Club and Business Management Club


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