Summary

Just graduated from Florida State University with a focus on Editing, Writing, and Media. My major has allowed me to develop a strong sense of competency and knowledge with today’s ever growing social media. This knowledge has given me the skills needed to creatively translate new potential ideas into their most appropriate and comprehensive form of communication. I am hoping to use my degree to get a job in communications this fall, while continuing to learn more about the field through experience.

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Jul 2011

Writer/Editor

Barcode Magazine

·Wrote articles to entertain and inform the Fort Lauderdale area

·Planned promotional events to further increase readership

·Edited and critiqued other articles to secure quality work

·Assembled a monthly schedule of restaurant and bar specials

·Organized The Barcode Awards to give recognition to popular local businesses

·Performed sales tactics to gain advertising from businesses

·Created an online listing of acclaimed local businesses to provide a guide for the public

·Endorsed advertisers with short articles on the magazine website

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Public Relations Intern

CoreMessage, Public Affairs Agency

·Wrote media advisories to promote client events

·Drafted and edited press releases to inform the media

·Distributed relevant press clips specific to client needs

·Compiled weekly publicity reports to show earned media coverage for clients

·Utilized various social media platforms, including Twitter, to publicize client news

·Attended client press conferences to record information

·Drafted and edited op-eds to communicate clients news

Aug 2003 - May 2006

Instructor

Park Avenue Gymnastics

·Taught young girls ages five to twelve skills to become better gymnasts

·Guided and organized children’s birthday parties

·Led as a camp counselor during summer sessions to advance gymnastics skills

Education

Education
Jun 2007 - Aug 2011

BA, Editing, Writing, and Media

Florida State University

Leadership and Involvement:

Lambda Iota Tau Literary Honors Society

Tallahassee, Florida

·Assisted with book drives to generate campus enthusiasm for literature

·Planned an Open Mic Night to encourage student involvement

Actors Workshop of South Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

·Performed scenes and monologues from various plays to practice and improve acting

·Learned exercises to help with public speaking and articulation skills

·Assisted with the industry showcase in order to establish a good impression on agents

Sigma Delta Tau Sorority                                                                                                

Tallahassee, Florida

·Performed in Cheers for Charity to raise money for The American Red Cross             

·Participated in intramural soccer to engage with other members of sororities

·Organized and participated in events in order to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America

Aug 2003 - Jun 2007

Charles W. Flanagan High School

Leadership and Involvement:

- President of the Senior Class

- Member of Student Government Association

- Member of The National Honors Society

- Member of the cheer leading squad

- Member of Student Book Club

- Children's chorus teacher at Temple Beth Emet

Work Samples

Skills

Skills

Spanish

Took three semesters of Spanish at FSU and have a basic understanding of the language.