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Summary

Highlighted below is brief explanation of the experiences and adventures I have accomplished in the public relations and media field. I hope to advance these skills and continue producing high quality work in an entry level position within California.

Thank you for any review or consideration,

Courtney Diann Pecora

Work experience

Feb 2006Present

Lead Public Relations Intern

California State University, Chico - School of the Arts

Duties included:

* Promoted and advertised all School of the Arts performances and art exhibitions

* Maintained media contacts, crafted press releases, public service announcements and media calendars

* Established social networking with students and School of the Arts through creation and management of a Facebook group

Aug 2009Dec 2009

Publicity and DJ Intern

KZFR 90.1 FM

Duties included:

* Created and promoted special events for KZFR's philanthropy "Kick for Nick"

* Music Library organization and selection

* Increased listening and awareness of KZFR

* Obtained DJ State Certification

Feb 2008May 2009

President of CSU, Chico Chapter

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Duties included:

* Responsible for managing all positions and activities

* Carried out all international business

* Committed to rebuilding CSU, Chico’s chapter through intense membership recruitment

* Awarded largest student chapter on the west coast by my position's term ended

Dec 2007Dec 2008

Vice President of Public Relations for CSU, Chico Chapter

National Panhellenic Council

Duties included:

* Responsible for all public relations activities for entire Panhellenic sorority system at CSU, Chico

* Improved membership recruitment, plan and create special events, craft press releases, increase positive awareness of Greek life and hold Webmaster position for organization

May 2008Aug 2008

News and Anchor Intern

KRON 4 - Channel 4 News San Francisco

Duties included:

* Investigated stories

* Assisted in directing live News shows and practiced film presence

* Dealt with media relations and story approval 

Education

Aug 2005May 2010

Bachelor's of Arts

California State University, Chico

References

Michael Lundin

Mike was my supervisor while I interned at KRON 4 News in San Francisco. I worked closely with him for the summer and was able to obtain a plethora of experience from this internship.

J. Paul DiMaggio

Mr. DiMaggio has been my employer and supervisor at the School of the Arts in the field of public relations. I have worked with him for more than three years, and believe he has a great idea of my work ethic, capability and personality.

Skills

Writing and Communication Skills
Skilled in:   * Press related writing * News related writing * Experience in on camera news broadcasting * Experience in live radio broadcasting
Special Event Planning
Skilled in:   * Creation and management of special event planning * Coverage and publicity of events
Computer Design & Social Networking Skills
Skilled in:   * InDesign * Photoshop * Illustrator * Facebook/Myspace * Twitter * LinkedIn