Allison Mc Cartney

Allison Mc Cartney

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - May 2009

Master's

Oklahoma State University
Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

Bachelor's

  • GPA: 3.92
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Aug 2003 - May 2005

Associate's

  • GPA: 4.0
  • Presidential Scholar - based on high school GPA and ACT scores.
  • Active member and officer of Phi Theta Kappa - National honor's society of junior colleges
  • Member of Red Raven softball team

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Director

Help A Hungarian Orphan Project
  • Sent care packages to 29 Hungarian orphans four times
  • Designed a logo and other informational materials for the project
  • Recruited and managed 35 volunteers who each helped support a child
  • Wrote letters to church elders to raise more than $500 to pay for shipping costs
  • Created a media kit and planned a potential fundraising event to help pay for shipping
Jan 2009 - May 2009

Assistant Director

STATEments Student-Run PR Firm
  • Assisted the director in the operation of the firm and helped contact clients and run meetings.
  • Was the account executive for Stillwater Mobile Meals, a nonprofit, and helped create a promotional video for the client
  • Was an account member for OKstate Racing and helped plan a recruitment and exposure event for the campus organization
  • Created fliers, logos and other promotional materials for OKstate Racing using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
Jan 2006 - May 2009

Active Member

Stillwater Church of Christ University Center
  • Pitched news releases to several media outlets, including the Stillwater Newspress and The Christian Chronicle, for church events
  • Created fliers and brochures using Microsoft Publisher for church events and organizations
  • Volunteered for several community service events including Into the Streets, an event to help clean up Stillwater, and the Shack-A-Thon, an event to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity.
Jun 2007 - Jul 2007

Let's Start Talking Mission Trip
  • Lived in Hungary for six weeks and immersed myself in another culture by interacting with the native Hungarians - learned how to overcome many communication barriers.
  • Recruited people of another language using fliers and face-to-face communication to read the Bible with in English
  • Planned weekly parties at which readers and church members could interact
  • Raised more than $3700 to pay for the trip by writing letters to friends, family and churches
Jan 2007 - May 2007

Volunteer

Mya Gonzales Foundation
  • Planned a Parent's Night Out fundraiser for the nonprofit organization
  • Pitched a news release to local newspapers and began an e-mailing campaign to inform people of the event
  • Worked with several volunteers who helped with event
  • Distributed penny buckets around Stillwater to collect money
  • In one month helped raise more than $500 for the organization

Hello

Hello! I hope you enjoy my online resume and portfolio. I recently graduated from Oklahoma State University with my master's in mass communication and am ready to work and use my skills and knowledge. My bachelor's is in public relations and I would love to work in any area of public relations or marketing including event planning and coordination, fundraising, media relations or any form of communication. I have strong written and verbal communication skills and much experience using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. I know I would be a good employee for anyone.

Other Work Experience

Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK Jan 2008 - May 2009 Teaching Assistant 
  • Taught students in Advanced PR Media, a 4000-level class, how to use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
The Daily O'Collegian Stillwater, OK Aug 2008 - May 2009 Senior Staff Writer 
  • Wrote for Oklahoma State University's student newspaper. In this position, which is held by the best writers, I wrote 1-2 news and feature stories a week and  was normally given the toughest stories that would take more work and time or were sensitive subjects to cover. 
  • Attended weekly meetings to contribute story ideas and take new stories and met deadlines for each story.
  • Developed interviewing and stronger communication skills and learned to call and talk to people I don't know when finding sources for stories.
KOSU Stillwater, OK Sep 2007 - May 2008 Membership Director 
  • Collected and entered donations into Allegiance, a donation software program.
  • Prepared daily deposits of donations.
  • Wrote a letter to annual donors to remind them their donation was about to expire.
  • Created a flier for the bi-annual pledge drive.
  • Communicated with donors via phone, letter and e-mail about any problems or concerns.
The Daily O'Collegian Stillwater, OK Aug 2007 - Dec 2007 Assistant Opinion Editor 
  • Edited opinion columns for AP style and grammar mistakes two nights a week.
  • Designed the opinion page using Adobe InDesign two nights a week.
  • Wrote one opinion column a week.
OSU Athletic Marketing Department Stillwater, OK Jan 2007 - May 2007 Intern 
  • Assisted with promotions at basketball, baseball and softball games.
  • Kept a database of people attending a softball camp held by Olympic gold-medal pitcher Michele Smith.
  • Worked and communicated with 15 other student interns as well as several people in the marketing office.

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office

Writing (research)

Writing (newspaper)

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign