Objective

My over five years of working my way up in maurices has been rewarding experience as I have taken advantage of its growth opportunities. What began as a part-time, “fun” job turned out to shape my career in a greater way than I anticipated. My job allows me to not only use the skills I gained while earning my degree, but also to grow as a leader. My favorite thing about my job is leading my store's marketing and community engagement events. I organize and implement benefit fashion shows, as well as act as the store's liaison for community events, particularly Relay for Life. I also enjoy developing my management skills and consider a career in management more each day. However, I am mostly interested in finding opportunities where I can apply my public relations, event planning and leadership skills at a greater level.

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Mar 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

University of Oregon
  • Dean's List
  • Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA) member
  • Peer Health Educator (Fall 2008)
  • American English Institute (AEI) English Tutor (Summer 2008)
  • Study Abroad in Queretaro, Mexico (Summer 2007)

My Work and Media Coverage

Work History

Work History
Apr 2009 - Present

First Asssistant Manager

maurices
  • I assist, as well as lead, in all aspects of running the store, including: assisting customers, training and motivating the team, setting goals and expectations, implementing visual direction and recruiting. I also lead the store's hometown pride and marketing events.
  • Promoted from assistant manager, dates held April 2009-July 2010
  • Sales associate from July 2005 - March 2008.
Nov 2008 - Aug 2009

Touring and Booking Manager and PR Events Intern

Ballet Fantastique
  • Conducted research and outreach with potential venues and performance groups.
  • Secured flower sponsor and in-kind donations for fund raising gala.
  • Helped organize and coordinate gala of 60 guests.
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Communications Intern

Portland Public Schools
  • Reported and wrote stories about PPS for website.
  • Created charitable giving website for over 80 PPS schools.
  • Created website training presentation using Adobe Captivate.
Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Communications Intern

Springfield Public Schools
  • Write press releases
  • Develop Twitter strategy
  • Help with events coordination
Oct 2008 - Nov 2008

PR Intern

Grrrlz Rock! Concert Series
  • Wrote press releases that resulted in media coverage.
  • Updated Web site content.
Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

Development Assistant Intern

Alvord-Taylor Independent Living Services
  • Developed media strategy with media lists, project plans, press releases and a brochure.
  • Wrote news release that resulted in media coverage.
  • Developed and participated in community-outreach events and projects, such as the Eugene Saturday Market and Eugene Celebration.

Skills

Skills

Event planning

Social Media

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