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Aug 2007May 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Xavier University
  • GPA: 3.79/4.0, Magna Cum Laude
  • Study Abroad: Intercultural Communication and Economics, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Scholarships: Xavier Honor Scholarship and Fr. J. Peter Buschmann Award
  • Awards: 2010 Golden X Key (based on leadership)


  Specialties: AP style; editing/proofreading; academic, news and creative writing; public speaking; event planning and execution; marketing and promotional materials; customer service; social media; budgeting   Computer Skills: Adobe Creative Suite (CS5), Microsoft Office Suite, Apple iWorks    

Work experience


Sales Associate, Banana Republic, May 2009 - January 2010

Maintained store goal of 70 percent credit card upgrade and 20 percent new card membership

Seasonal Sales Associate, Phantom Fireworks, May 2009 - August 2009 Handled large cash transactions during busy Fourth of July season

Enforced Ohio state regulations for firework sales

Student Caller, Xavier University, Phonathon,January 2009 - April 2009

Formed and maintained relationships with Xavier alumni, parents and friends in order to obtain monetary pledges to the University's Annual Fund Used SmartCall technology

Brand Representative, DSW Shoe Warehouse, October 2007 - May 2008

Provided customer service and increased rewards program enrollment Created and maintained end cap displays on a weekly basis

Seasonal Sales Associate, Bath and Body Works, November 2006 - January 2007

Delivered excellent customer service and timely shelf restock during busy Christmas season

Lead Brand Representative, Limited Too (Now known as Justice), August 2005 - November 2007

Trained and interviewed new employees Coordinated activities for monthly Girl Scout troop visits Executed monthly floor sets and created weekly shelving displays


Alternative Breaks Service Trips, Biscayne National Park, FL  - March 2009 and Baltimore, MD - March 2010

Volunteer Mentor for Elementary School Children, December 2007- December 2010

A Xavier Christmas

Volunteer Campus Tour Guide, September 2007- October 2008

Muskies Own Recruitment Effort


Director of Public Relations, August 2010-present Public Relations Student Society of America

  • Recruit and host public relations professionals for monthly advisory sessions to current students
  • Oversee club operations including creating marketing materials and distributing press releases
  • Manage social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter (@XavierPRSSA)
  • Executed campus-wide communications campaign to raise awareness about People-First Language use in media writing

Special Events Committee Chair, August 2009-May 2010 Student Alumni Association

  • Managed a five-person team in developing a strategic logistical event and creative marketing plans
  • Created copy for promotional materials including yard signs, banners, t-shirts and campus newspaper advertisements
  • Executed campus-wide event, attended by over 500 students, to encourage student philanthropy

Vice President, August 2009-May 2010

Club Gymnastics

  • Triple team size through recruitment efforts
  • Designed team apparel
  • Coordinated fundraising efforts to generate $1,500 for travel to national competition

Secretary, September 2007-December 2010 Student Alumni Association

May 2011Present

Public Relations Assistant

K Strategies Group
  • Direct logistics and create marketing materials for events attended by 100 construction workers
  • Write and design project newsletters distributed to more than 500 readers monthly
Oct 2010May 2011

Internships and Mentor Program Intern

Xavier Univesity Career Services Center
  • Facilitate and manage relationships between 106 current students and multiple industry mentors
  • Write bi-weekly articles for e-newsletter and create promotional materials for events
  • Planned, promoted and emceed annual luncheon with 48 mentors, mentees and faculty and staff members in attendance. [See event recap here:]
  • Promoted targeted internships to students with diverse majors. [See sample listings here:]
Nov 2008May 2011

Head Copy Editor and Staff Writer

Xavier University Newswire
  • Edit drafts of weekly student newspaper using current AP style, circulation 3,000
  • Direct new writer recruitment event and helped transition members into new roles
  • Interview faculty, staff and students for campus news and feature stories twice a month
  • Created weekly schedule for a staff of seven
Aug 2008May 2011

Senior Resident Assistant

Xavier University Residence Life
  • Organize logistics and marketing for monthly programs to enhance life skills for 100 students
  • Build relationships with and provided ongoing counsel to 80 upperclassmen to support achievement in all areas of student life
  • Led a staff of eight by planning weekly leadership development and team building activities
  • Oversaw daily operations, such as managing budgets, creating monthly schedules and regulating office supplies for eight staff members
  • Interviewed candidates for both student and professional positions in group and individual settings
  • Promoted to Senior Resident Assistant position after one year of service
  • Selected to showcase bulletin boards on national website [See samples:]
Oct 2009May 2010

Social Media Intern

Women of Excellence
  • Launched campaign resulting in growth to 1,000 members on Facebook and LinkedIn in four months
  • Executed promotions for annual fundraiser that contributed $58,000 toward university programs
  • Created two Facebook page advertisements to increase involvement in mentor program
  • Wrote articles and designed handouts published on website and distributed at monthly council meetings