A recent graduate of The Ohio State University, Alissa Ohashi completed her Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication in June 2012. She maintains a high GPA and has earned placement on the Dean's list. In addition to her coursework, Alissa Ohashi continues to pursue a wide range of opportunities to build her experience in social media applications.In August of 2011, Alissa Ohashi obtained an internship with The CW Columbus, spending the autumn as a member of its Street Team. Her internship encompassed promotion of The CW Columbus through social media networking sites, shooting a commercial spotlighting the Street Team, and organizing public events in the local area. She learned the company’s content management system and Trumba event calendar, as well as receiving training in writing press releases, digital editing, improv, and social media techniques.That summer Alissa Ohashi served as a Public Relations Practitioner for the Buckeye Bullet, a team of students from The Ohio State University's Center for Automotive Research who design land speed vehicles for racing in Utah at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In this position, she assisted the students through analysis of factors related to the team's success, including investigation of competitors. She also drafted strategic and tactical plans for public awareness, ranging from advertising to hosting special events.Previously, Alissa Ohashi spent six and a half years with DBC America. As the Manager, Promotional Model, and Brand Ambassador, she oversaw events and other activities, assisted with customer service and product presentation, and directed brand advertising and consumer demand. She also continues as the manager for Pop's Pizza, a company she has worked for since 2005, having earned rapid promotion from Shift Leader to Assistant Manager and then General Manager.Alissa Ohashi has volunteered her time for various organizations, including the Columbus Literary Council, where she taught ESL (English as a Second Language). Her interest in sports led her to coach the Triad 7th grade girls' basketball team, which earned a place as conference champions.
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Public Relations Practitioner
Buckeye Bullet of the Ohio State University
- Conducted research detailing information about the organization’s key publics, competitors, and internal and external forces affecting the team and their goals- Created and developed an awareness, acceptance, action campaign for the Buckeye Bullet 3- Presented strategies and tactics including social media networking and advertising, printed materials, and special events
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
The Ohio State University
-Dean's List: SU '11, SP '11, SU '12, AU '12, WI '12, SP '12 -GPA: 3.4 - Relevant Coursework for my major: Public Communication, Persuasion Theory, Organizational Communication, Communication Research Methods, Strategic Communication Principles, Advertising and Society, Persuasive Communication for Public Speaking