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I am a December 2011 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where I earned my bachelor's degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations.I am fascinated with the way people communicate and interact with one another, and thoroghly enjoy finding new ways to explore and utilize that communication.I am looking for a job in the public relations or communications field that will challenge and inspire me.I have worked to gain experience in my field in every way possible, through writing for The Penn, IUP's student-run newspaper; working for the IUP communications department; interning at Humility of Mary Health Partners, the Mahoning Valley's largest health care employer; contributing to a weekly blog, PR at Sunrise, and taking a social media internship with SnapRetail in Pittsburgh.

Throughout my last semester at IUP, I worked with the Indiana Borough to build communications internally and throughout the community.

I enjoy meeting and working with new people and making networking opportunities in every situation.

I am an excellent co-worker, and demonstrate a professional and positive attitude while on the job.

Work experience

Dec 2011Present

Social Media Intern


  • Work with multi-store retailers to maintain social media websites and posts.
  • Research and implement effective social media strategies.
May 2010Dec 2011

student worker - Communications Department

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Reported directly to media relations director, Michelle Fryling.
  • Developed news releases on IUP student news and send to area media.
  • Organized newspaper and media clippings about IUP.
Sep 2011Dec 2011

public relations coordinator

Indiana Borough

  • Worked with the Indiana Borough to build communications internally and throughout Indiana over the course of my final semester at IUP.
May 2011Aug 2011

intern - Public Relations

Humility of Mary Health Partners
  • Intern in the public relations department of the Mahoning Valley's largest health care employer.
  • Reviewed social media opportunities and social media policy.
  • Wrote feature stories and edited weekly newsletter, Partners.
  • Attended crisis communications seminar.
  • Planned, wrote and produced a video about inner-city school children's relationship with hospital staff.
Sep 2010May 2011

staff writer

The Penn
  • Staff writer for news and sports section of IUP student newspaper, The Penn
  • Provided key coverage on IUP events and girls volleyball games


Sep 2008Present

Bachelor of Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Activities and Societies: Public Relations Student Society of America

  • Historian 2010-2011



Michelle Fryling

I reported to Michelle as a student worker in the IUP Communications Department.

Michele Papakie

Michele was my class advisor, internship advisor and professor of several classes I took at IUP.

Tara Dikos

I report to Tara as a social media intern for SnapRetail.