Erica Benken

Erica Benken

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Corporate Marketing Intern

Profiles International

As the Corporate Marketing Intern at Profiles International it is my duty to edit video, create a social media presence, blog and do PR activities for the enterprise. 

Nov 2010 - Present

PR/Marketing Intern

Baylor University Film Department

I am the Public Relations and Marketing Intern for the Baylor Black Glasses Student Film Festival. I am responsible for creating advertisements for the event, creating media kits, locating talent and assisting with the overall production of the event. 

Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Event Management Intern

Heart of Texas Tech Consortium

I assisted with the planning and coordination of the 2010 ATC & Local Summit, creation of advertisements and publications for in-school use, administrative duties as well as the creation of materials for high school teachers within the district.

May 2010 - Jul 2010

Leadership and Professional Development Intern

USAA

As the Leadership and Professional Development Intern at USAA I was responsible for the communication with USAA Executives, assisting with succession planning and creating a repository named "U-NITE," which hosted Team Building activities that were accessible to all USAA employees. 

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Corporate Communications Intern

USAA

As the Corporate Communications Intern at USAA I served as the Project Manager for the Deposit@Mobile iPhone Application. I was responsible for pitching stories to national media including the New York Times, San Antonio Express News and local radio stations. I also planned events for the USAA Town Hall in Virginia, updates and monitored Twitter and Facebook accounts for correspondence with USAA customers and vendors.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - Present

BA

Baylor University

Interest

I am interested in working in the Entertainment PR industry. I would love the opportunity to serve as the Public Relations Specialist for a record label, work in talent management or plan music festivals, etc. 

I have a passion for writing and communicating with others. 

Summary

President- Zeta Tau Alpha

Contributor- The Lariat (Baylor University News Publication)

Member- PRSSA

Activities Coordinator- National Panhellenic Council

Panhellenic Delegate- Zeta Tau Alpha

Public Relations Chair/Board Member- Baylor Chapter Relay For Life

Objective

My objective is to receive my BA in Journalism and Public Relations from Baylor University, obtain a job in the Entertainment PR industry and move to a major city such as New York.