Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Marketing Intern

Epicom Corporation
  • Attend Austin Business Journal events to meet writers, securing profile and industry trends pieces.
  • Construct, research and write for Epicom's monthly news letter, technology update, case studies and white sheets.
  • Help plan and market company Users Group with drip email campaigns and online advertising.
  • Follow technology trends and deliver industry reports to CEO.
  • Write a blog about learning CRM and edited all of Epicom's main blog posts.
Feb 2011 - May 2011

Public Relations Intern

KGB Texas
  • Prepared New Business summaries and research potential clients to find improvements in

    current communications strategies, which led to three new clients.

  • Researched public opinion using targeted-phone interviews, entering surveys into Excel and SPSS, gathering news clips from different media and calling Texas House and Senate members to track votes.
  • Consulted with staff to prepare publication time lines for client newsletters and magazines.
  • Assisted with arranging product launches, public appearances, lectures and exhibits.
  • Contacted media before, during and after events while making sure clients, media and guests were comfortable and informed.
  • Scouted potential publicity and publication locations, assist photographers during photo shoots.
  • Created and maintain media lists.
  • Assisted in drafting and/or editing press materials, writing press releases for major clients like McDonald's.
  • Proofed internal and external documents.
Dec 2009 - May 2011

Student Worker - Reference Desk

Texas State University Alkek Library
  • Responsible for reference shelf and book maintenance--including updating annotated code books.
  • Provided basic technology hardware and software support to library patrons; Included but not limited to Microsoft Office programs, Library homepage navigation, Printer support, Login/NetId and directional information.
Aug 2007 - May 2009

Student Worker

Texas State University Anthropology Department
  • Assisted professors in dialect research for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Directed phone calls and answered questions about the department's functions and events.
  • Coordinated end-of-semester professor evaluations and teaching assignments.

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011

B.A. Mass Communications, B.A. Political Science

Texas State University

Cum Laude - 3.5 GPA

Courses: Research Methods in Mass Media, Public Relations Campaigns, Media &

the Up Coming Presidential Election, Media & Public Opinion, Mass Media Law, Production Design.

Activities: Dean's list fall '08, spring '09, fall '09, spring '10, Fall '10Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society) Public Relations Student Society of America KTSW: Promotions staff Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston volunteer

Highlights: Participated in ACLU program regarding the Patriot Act through grassroots efforts to repeal wiretapping provisions. Contributed to Discourse in Democracy presentations and discussions about gender and race in the 2008 presidential election.

About

Brittany is a former Bobcat from Texas State University. She double majored in mass communications and political science. There she became an ambitious strategy-based planner and student of communicating with consumers.

Brittany has experience with a full-service agency in San Antonio called KGBTexas .communications. At KGBTexas, she worked closely with the agency's "in-house publisher" to scout locations for photo shoots, research article topics and fun facts, as well as, create detailed calendars for the multiple publications KGBTexas helps produce. Aside from working on magazines, she had the privilege to assist with product launches, which included creating media lists, contacting media before, during and after events, and above all, making sure clients, media and guests were comfortable and informed.

She worked very closely with upper-management at KGBTexas researching new business clients and help developing business proposals for different non-profits, financial and green technology institutions. On KGBTexas' Public Affair's side, she worked with the agency lobbyist  to focus in on public opinion using targeted-phone interviews, entering surveys into Excel and SPSS, gathering news clips from different media and calling Texas House and Senate members to track their votes on key issues.

Skills

Mac & PC.

Technical Writing – Associated Press style, SugarCRM, Pardot, Microsoft Office, Outlook/Exchange, Photoshop, Basecamp, HTML, word processing, general audio & video, Adobe premiere & iMovie, Help Desk & Tech Support, Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds, Flickr, other social media.