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Work experience

Jun 2008Present

Seasonal Sales Associate

Nordstrom

Set and reach bi-weekly sales goals. Stay current on department and storewide fashion trends. Create and maintain personal relationships with customers through professionalism, product knowledge and confidentiality. Uphold the highest standards in customer service, personal presence, time management and organization.

Consistently in the top quarter of associates, proving store transferability.

Mar 2011Present

Public Relations Intern

R/West

Collaborate with colleagues to brainstorm, pitch and execute social media strategies. Draft press releases. Creating media lists. Track and compile media coverage into both clip and interactive forms. Occasionally manage social media and assist in coordinating events. Interact directly with clients and media. Top accounts include: Bridgeport Brewery, Trumer Pils, Sorel Footwear, Simple Shoes, Cirque du Soleil (Portland and Eugene, Ore. markets) and Ron Tonkin Automotive, among others.

Internship extended to paid position.

Dec 2010Apr 2011

Community Management Consultant

SocialEyes, Inc.

Encourage conversation among 30,000+ users. Post original conversation topics and video links. Evolve the company’s vision by co-managing an area of customer service and compiling user issue and suggestion reports while in beta. Be available to work all hours of the day and night and flexible with the ambiguities and challenges of a startup.

Fostered the second largest community for a startup recognized by Forbes, TechCrunch and Wired, among others.

Sep 2010Jan 2011

Vice President Public Relations

Kappa Delta National Sorority, Alpha Lambda Chapter

Manage a committee of four. Execute events and campaigns to improve community relations. For each event, submit summaries to the editor at The Angelos Magazine. Communicate progress to a chapter of 120+ persons biweekly, national headquarters bimonthly. Conclude the position with a 30+ page report, evaluated on impact and presentation. 

Hosted four internal events and three community events, which progressively achieved higher attendance numbers (20, 80, 88). As a chapter, took first place in the university-wide “Greek Week.”

Jul 2010Sep 2010

Public Relations Intern, Moxie Black account

Spread LLC

Write press releases for album debuts (2), song releases (3) and a biography. Track all album and song blog postings. Build relationships with industry influencers by commenting on blog reviews. Meet with graphic designers to learn about and give input on continuity. Create media lists. Fully launch, then coordinate daily contributions to Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Moxie Black was approached by and now works with William Morris Agency.

Nov 2009Apr 2010

Elections Board Publicity Coordinator

Associated Students of the University of Oregon

Oversee all (80) candidates’ campaigns. Plan, promote and facilitate two candidate debates. Create and distribute general election material to the student body (flyers, t-shirts, voters’ guides). Manage all aspects of media correspondence, including traditional and social media. 

As a team, brought in the highest voter turnout in the Univ. of Oregon’s electronic history (5,157 unique voters); maintained 95% voter retention between primary and general elections.

Education

Sep 2007Present

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Public Relations

University of Oregon
  • Active member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Alpha Lambda Chapter (initiated Fall Term 2007)
  • Elected Vice President Public Relations of Kappa Delta Sorority, Alpha Lambda Chapter (served Fall Term 2010)
  • Elected Publicity Coordinator of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (sworn in Fall Term 2009)
  • Elected Publicity Supervisor of Hamilton Complex Government (served Fall Term 2007)
Sep 2003Jun 2007

Diploma with Honors

Sprague High School

  • National Honor Society, 4 yrs.
  • National Forensics League, 4 yrs.
  • National Spanish Honor Society, 2 yrs.
  • Cheerleading, 3 yrs.
  • Leadership Club, 2 yrs.

Skills

Technological Skills
  Proficient in: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; social networking sites including: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and WordPress; time tracking tools, specifically Clients & Profits; creating media lists using Cision Point and IT Database; some Photoshop.  
Foreign Language Skills
  Fluent in Spanish.  

References

Bruke Getachew

"Ms. Dunning is timely, has a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and pays attention to detail. I observed that Cristina works well in groups--as is often the case on our projects--as well as independently. Additionally, Ms. Dunning never let the pressure of quick turn-a-rounds phase her or the quality of her work."

Kelli I. Matthews

"Cristina is creative, enthusiastic and knows her way around social media as well as many professionals. She has a pulse on cultural trends and emerging technology."

Portfolio: Professional

Portfolio: Class Work

Portfolio: Social Media Plans

Social Media

Blogs:

www.upandcomingcristinadunning.wordpress.com

www.iLikeiListen.com

Twitter:

@SillyCristina