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Allison Vredenburgh

Ashland University Undergraduate Student


I am interested in the marketing aspect of PR and would like to pursue a career that lands me in a sport organization or with a college or university.



Bachelor of Arts

Ashland University

Majors: Public Relations/Strategic Communication, Sport Communication

Minor: Spanish

Planned Graduation Date: December 2016

Work experience

May 2015Present

Marketing Intern

St. Edward School

Public Relations and Marketing Intern

Strategic Communication, Branding, Fundraising

My internship with St. Edward School has introduced me to marketing. I have developed strategic brochures and other print and web media items to brand and market the school. The internship has taught me how to market the school to increase funds by building relationships with alumni.

Aug 2014Present

Enrollment Student Worker, Registrar Student Worker

Ashland University

Enrollment Student Worker, Registrar Student Worker

Responsibility, Time Management, Confidentiality

In the Enrollment Office, I process transcripts from people applying to the graduate programs at Ashland University. I have responsibility in making sure they are properly processed to ensure the applications are reviewed as soon as possible so theuniversity can make acceptance decisions. In the Registrar Office, I filed paperwork from students including emails and other important documents.

Jun 2013Present



Guest Service, Problem Solving, Strategic Advertisement

As a cashier, I interact with the public throughout my entire day. I have learned to effectively communicate to my guests, whether they are happy or upset with Menards. Along with guest service, I have done a great deal of problem solving and paying attention to details when I am on the sales floor. My experiences at Menards have enhanced my communication skills and opened my eyes to see what the majority of our guests are looking for. This has developed my public relations skills and taught me about strategic communication when it comes to branding a product or company.

May 2013Present


Ontario Youth Sports

Public Relations, Anger Management

Umpiring may sound like an easy job, but I can say that there are definitely some difficulties that come with the job. Parents and coaches can be tough to handle, and sometimes you have to use public relations techniques to explain yourself.

Ashland University Courses

Public Relations Campaigns

  • Researched the NFL's Play 60 campaign and compared and contrasted its success to that of Michelle Obama's implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Sport Public Relations

  • Developed a campaign for Ashland University's athletic department to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Research Methods

  • Conducted a focus group to research player-coach relationships and the players' perceptions of verbal aggressiveness

Gender and Race in Sports

  • Administered surveys to research the perceptions that parents have of children receiving participation trophies; focused specifically on the differences between those of moms and dads

Organizational Communication

  • Developed a training manual for how to plan a wedding; used Ashland University's general wedding planning guidelines to develop a manual for both Ashland University (the instructor) and the wedding planner (the participant)


Materials I have developed in my Ashland University courses, for my internship at St. Edward School and to present at Communication Conferences

Student Involvement

Vice President, Sport Communication Club (Ashland University)

  • Co-organized football pep rallies
  • Currently in the process of planning a Goalball tournament for April 2016 to raise money for Autism Speaks

Vice President, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) (Ashland University)

Vice President, Accent on Public Relations (Ashland University)

Volunteer, AU GIVS (Ashland University)

  • Made tie-blankets for children in hospitals
  • Helped organize The Princess Closet, an event that supplies high school girls with prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, etc.
  • Collected food items around the Ashland community for the "Feed Ashland" event
  • Cut and sorted coupons for "Coups for Troops"

Member, Key Club and National Honor Society (Ontario High School)

  • Supervised and helped children shop for clothing that was otherwise not affordable.
  • Shopped for Christmas gifts for children


Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Leadership, Organizations, Public Speaking, Event Planning, Fundraising, Development, Alumni Relations, Strategic Communication, Branding, Project Management, Research

I am experienced with programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Movie Maker, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SPSS

Honors and Awards

Ashland University Dean's List

  • To be eligible for this honor, a student must be enrolled full time and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 

2015 Ohio Communication Association

  • Undergraduate poster presenter