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Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Florida State University Department of Athletics

Primary media relations contact for the Florida State Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams.  Write press releases and feature stories. Distribute team news and statistics to the media.  Assist with social media efforts for the women's soccer team and men's basketball team.

Aug 2006Present

Facilities and Event Management Associate

Florida State University Department of Athletics

Maintain functionality of multiple athletic venues.  Provide operational assistance during athletic events.

Mar 2009Present

ACC Women's Championship Basketball Tournament Media Relations Volunteer

Atlantic Coast Conference

Researched statistics and created game notes for all 11 ACC tournament basketball games.

May 2009Jul 2009

World Series of Poker Media Relations Intern

Harrah's Corporation

Directed and assisted international and national media with WSOP rules and regulations; oversaw tournament operations/logistics; tournament data entry. 

May 2008Jul 2009

Account Assistant

Kidd Public Relations

Drafted press releases; developed media lists and fact sheets; client research; media relations and administrative support.

Jan 2008May 2009

Sports Information Assistant

Florida State University Department of Athletics

Write feature stories and press releases for print and online publication; edit copy; conduct interviews; calculate statistics. Primary sports assistance: soccer and baseball. Game day assistance: football, men's basketball and women's basketball. Update live game chat and Twitter feed during home baseball games.

Aug 2008May 2009

Personnel Assistant

Florida State University Department of Athletics

Managed job data for over 400 department employees.  Supervised biweekly time entry and approvals.

Aug 2007Dec 2007

ISP Sports Marketing Assistant

Florida State University Department of Athletics

Promoted athletic programs through on-site activities and distribution of informational materials.

Aug 2006Dec 2006

Seminole Boosters Assistant

Florida State University

Coordinated plans for athletic donors including event tickets, travel and hotel accommodations.

Education

Aug 2009Present

Master of Arts in Communication

Florida State University
Aug 2006May 2009

Bachelor of Science in Communication

Florida State University

Skills

OMNI Human Resources 9.0
Program used by major universities and business to manage employment data and compensation.
PC and Mac Operating Systems
Highly proficient in the use of both PC and Mac operating systems.
Cision MediaSource
Use Cision MediaSource to identify target media based on geographics, subject and media type. Used to create contact lists for various projects.
Netitor
Web site editor used by CBS.com hosted college sports web sites, including Seminoles.com.
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamwever
Microsoft Office
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Project, Outlook and Word.

References

Michelle Pohto

Laurie Swiger

Jason Leturmy

Sample Works

Interest

  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Special Events and Event Management
  • Social Media
  • Digital Media
  • Athletics, Professional and Collegiate

Coursework

  • Foundations of Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Computers in Communication Research
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis: Content Analysis of Official NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Athletics Websites.
  • Public Relations Management
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Sports Marketing
  • Facilities and Event Management
  • Communication for Business and Professional Presentations
  • Desktop Multimedia
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Advertising Research
  • Introduction to Special Event Management