Hello there, my name is Blythe Westfall and I am a junior at Oklahoma State University studying Strategic Communications with a focus in Public Relations, as well as a minor in Spanish. I love people, serving, communication, non-profits, black coffee, black BIC pens and a good book. I want to pursue numerous career paths within Strategic Communications including, but not limited to: non-profit, overseas missions, graphic design and advertising for a church, writing and editing a novel and being a writer/journalist/photographer for a magazine such as The National Geographic or Vogue. I am extremely willing, energetic, passionate and ready to serve wherever my career path leads me, regardless of location, time and income. I know I love people and want to work alongside people, so wherever that leads me in the work force, so be it!
Aug 2009 - Dec 2013
May 2009 - Present
Oral Roberts University Swim Lessons
I have more than five summers of swimming instructor experiences for children ranging from 2-years-old all the way to teenagers. I moderate, plan and instruct students for more than 8 hours a day during the summer months and work alongside more than ten instructors, and have learned to adapt, moderate and challenge my swimming students according to their skill level, physical capabilities, needs and fears. I grew in my leadership abilities and have become stronger in my work ethic.
May 2010 - Aug 2010
I was the 7th-12th grade youth intern at church in Tulsa, Okla. Planned all summer events for students, created graphics for weekly bulletins, wrote and published weekly emails sent to parents and students and took photographs and compiled into an online portfolio. In this internship, I learned to work social medias for communication with varied audiences (facebook, twitter, wordpress, online contact info., etc.) and as well learned to use the Adobe Creative Suites (photoshop, illustrator, indesign) and have knowledge of high-end cameras and other technological tools.
Article I wrote for a greek-life newspaper I have worked for past year of college called The Odyssey. This article focuses on the aspect of joining a sorority for the purpose of building a strong community.
Mock News Release for annual OSU Jazz Festival in April 2012 dispensed to OSU campus and Stillwater community.
Mock letterhead and pitch email for Core & More Gymnasium, which would be sent to a potential partnering company or organization.
Mock Pitch Email to music/arts writer at Oklahoma Gazette about the annual OSU Jazz Festival in April 2012.
Cover Letter to President of Brothers & Co. Creative Agency in Tulsa, Okla.