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Summary

I am currently completing my B.A. in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations at Ashland University. I have developed my PR skills at Ashland through related experiences with the university' international student community, Greek Life community, and its music and journalism programs. I am looking for work opportunities through public service with the State of Ohio and with established area companies (e.g. Smucker's)

Work experience

Sep 2009May 2012

Student Intern

Ashland University Office of Public Relations
  • Crafted and delivered campus press releases to newspapers in and out of state
  • Collaborated with office supervisor and university clientele on creation and execution of publicity projects
  • Regularly maintained and updated data on students for release to area newspapers
Jan 2010May 2011

Tech Support Worker

Ashland University Information Technology Department
  • Researched and resolved technological issues from students and faculty in timely fashion
  • Coordinated the resolution of campus-wide issues (e.g. website malfunctions)
  • Exercised professionalism and quality communication in all difficult and sensitive situations

Education

Aug 2008May 2012

Bachelor of Arts

Ashland University

References

Steve Hannan

I worked with Steve Hannan for nearly three years, assisting him with major press releases and events for Ashland University. This included two semesters of formal internships, where I assisted in organizing press conferences relating to the University's new College of Nursing and a visit from the U.S. Under Secretary of Education Dr. Martha Kanter.

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Skills

Microsoft Office
Proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Spanish
Basic skills in Spanish (speaking and reading)