Erik Peterson

309 Oak Glen

Irvine, CA 92618

(951) 768-5334




Seeking a challenging growth opportunity in marketing or a related role where I can utilize my marketing, planning, leadership, and communication skills to contribute to the success of the organization



Bachelors of Science in Business Administration                                               Aug 2008 – Jul 2012

Emphasis in Marketing

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Moorhead, MN

AACSB-Accredited University

3.34 GPA – Dean’s List 4 semesters


Recent Experience

The Home Depot – Fargo, ND                                                                             Apr 2012 – Jul. 2012

Sales Associate (Paint Department)

  • Assisted customers in selection of materials needed for their projects using one-on-one skills, phone communication and fact-finding
  • Utilized customer service skills to up-sell Behr, Glidden, Flood, and other new products


MSUM Housing and Residential Life – Moorhead, MN                                             Aug 2011 – May 2012

Office Assistant

  • Organized student records, work orders, and room changes
  • Facilitated communications between residents and Residential Life staff
  • Conducted extensive clerical work regarding Residential Life affairs


MSUM Housing and Residential Life – Moorhead, MN                                             May 2011 – May 2012

Resident Assistant

  • Created a safe, supportive, and comfortable community on residential hall floor of 30-35 students through communication, conflict resolution, and leadership skills
  • Executed event planning and marketing skills in producing and publicizing successful hall and floor activities and programs
  • Provided channel of communication and facilitation between Residential Life staff and residents


Associations and Other Experience

Kappa Sigma Fraternity                                                                                       May 2011 – Jul. 2012

Minnesota State University Moorhead Colony – Moorhead, MN

Founding Father/Grand Master of Ceremonies (2nd Vice President)

MKTG 422: Marketing Research                                                                          Spring 2012 Semester

Minnesota State University Moorhead – Moorhead, MN

  • Conducted marketing research as a class for Kenny’s Candy, a licorice company in Perham, MN
  • Organized and conducted a focus group to obtain target market information and consumer feedback


MKTG 311: Marketing Management                                                                     Fall 2011 Semester

Minnesota State University Moorhead – Moorhead, MN                                                     

  • Created SWOT analysis and full business plan for a fictional computer start-up company including online simulation

Fargo-Moorhead Youth Football – Moorhead, MN                                                  Aug 2010 – Oct 2010

Assistant Coach


Santiago High School Football – Corona, CA                                                          Jul 2007 – Mar 2008

Assistant Coach/Tech Manager


Other Skills

  • Comfortable with Windows 7 & XP, Mac OS
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator

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