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Corinne E. O’Connor - E-Portfolio

BA candidate, IPA Public Administration Fellow

phone: 302-831-8158 | fax: 302-831-0450

177 Graham Hall | University of Delaware | Newark, DE 19716-7380

introduction | experience | qualifications | honors and awards | professional memberships

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Corinne is a third-year undergraduate majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Political Science. She is working as a Public Service Fellow at the Institute of Public Administration.

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September 2010 – present
Public Administration Fellow, Institute for Public Administration, University of Delaware
Newark, Del.

June – August 2011
Summer Intern, Office of Delaware Congressman John Carney
Wilmington, Del.

  • Constituent relations; interacted with the public and acted as spokesperson by communicating the Congressman's stance on specific issues.
  • Assisted the Congressman at town hall meetings, panel discussions, local business, and factory tours.
  • Provided content for and set up booth at the Delaware State Fair, interacting directly with constituents to discuss policy.
  • Drafted correspondence to constituents.
  • Assisted the Congressman's Press and Policy Director by conducting research and analysis of specific policies and programs.

June 2007 – January 2008
Program Administrator’s Assistant, Maryland Association of Realtor’sOmbudsmen & Mediation Services
Elkton, Md.

  • Responsible for coordination and scheduling of conferences between clients, legal counsel, and/or petitioners’ realtors for the purpose of mediation of real property disputes between buyers and sellers
  • Synchronized directly with appropriate county Board of Realtors to schedule conferences in facilities
  • Compiled all mediation packages consisting of mediation information, forms, and contracts
  • Compiled and tracked all pertinent data in custom mediation software package
  • Worked independent of supervision for 75% of workday

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proficiency in Microsoft Office and Custom Mediation Software, conversant in French

27-hour Basic Mediation Training Certificate

go to top of pageHonors and Awards

2004 Delaware State Geography Championship

go to top of pageProfessional Memberships

Delaware Young Democrats, Vice President (July 2011 – present)

Delaware Association for Public Administration