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Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Volunteer Coordinator at MSVU frosh week - 2010
  • Co-President of MSVU PR Society - 2010
  • Nominated for Student Union Leadership award - 2010
  • Volunteer with the MSVU Haunted House - October 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Luminaries Chair for the Metro Universities Relay for Life - 2009
  • Actively involved in solo and organized sports and races
    • Completed first half marathon and second sprint distance triathlon - 2010
  • Volunteer with the CIBC Run for the Cure - October 2009
  • Member of school council, leadership, and graduation committee - 2005-2008


I was excited to see your posting for a Communications Assistant through Mount Saint Vincent University's co-operative education office. My co-workers from my first two co-op terms with the Calgary Board of Education and Harbinger Communications would tell you that I am enthusiastic, creative and passionate about writing - qualities that I feel make me an ideal candidate for the job.

In my time at the CBE I honed my writing skills, preparing speeches for CBE officials to be read at media events and writing feature pieces that were uploaded directly to the CBE's corporate website.

During my work term at Harbinger I delved into media relations, where I wrote and delivered pitches and worked closely with members of the media to secure coverage for a number of clients. I was also involved in the planning and execution of several media events, through which I was able to further develop my attention to detail and time-management skills.

I believe I fit your description of a mature, motivated team player. I see every challenge as a learning opportunity, and am eager to work in a fast-paced and dynamic organizations like NSBI.

Work experience

Jan 2011May 2011

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Harbinger Communications
  • Prepared key messages, wrote pitches and secured coverage for a variety of media relations programs
  • Assisted in coordinating events including catering, floral arrangements, and guest and media attendance
  • Designed, built and distributed media kits
  • Monitored media for client program coverage
May 2010Sep 2010

Communications Assistant

Calgary Board of Education
  • Conducted interviews and wrote profile and feature pieces for external corporate website
  • Assisted in planning a major run/walk event including equipment rental, participant registration, volunteer coordination, and route selection
  • Developed key messages in response to media inquiries
  • Prepared speeches for the Chief Superintendent of Schools, the Board Chair and Area Directors
  • Coordinated school events, groundbreaking ceremonies and school openings
  • Designed a Back to School publication that was distributed to all CBE students
May 2009Sep 2009

Research and Writing Assistant

Weaselhead Trail Interpretive Signs
  • Developed communications plan including key messages related to sustainability and growth and implemented components of the plan
  • Re-wrote and managed content for 18 interpretive trail signs while adhering to the City of Calgary style guide
  • Researched park user statistics, gained insight to related publics, and made recommendations for signage


Barb Keuster

Maggie Waymark



Sep 2008Present

Bachelor of Public Relations

Mount Saint Vincent University


French Language Abilities
  Maintains working-level French - able to read, write and speak in casual settings  
Computer Proficiency
  Very capable with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Pages  
  Strong interest and skill in photography