I am a strategic communications professional with a zest for creativity and attention to detail.  I will graduate from Elon University in May 2012 and would love the opportunity to work in a fast paced, challenging environment.

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2011 - Present

Student Internship Coordinator

Elon University
  • Aid fellow students in effectively seeking and acquiring internships
  • Promote and market internship office's events to students
  • Research, compile and distribute weekly internship hotlist
  • Update School of Communications’ internship database
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Consumer Marketing Intern

  •  Support media outreach and promotions for clients including General Motors, Sealy Mattress and HoMedics
  • Compose press releases, pitch letters, social media content calendars, creative briefs, client recommendations and briefing books to promote clients’ campaigns and events
  • Obtain extensive media relations experience by delivering pitches
  • Research and develop media lists for various client incentives using Cision Point
Jan 2010 - May 2011

Marketing and Event Management Team Member

Campus Recreation
  • Promoted nine different areas of Campus Recreation through innovative marketing strategies including social media, event promotion and graphic design
  • Implemented and planned Campus Recreation sponsored events 
  • Created unique print designs, digital posters, logos, and t-shirt designs using Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Provided copy for Facebook and  Internet postings
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Marketing Intern

Visit Lake Norman
  • Marketed Lake Norman area creatively by designing handouts and a blog promoting the office to a new target market
  • Designed internal and external communication materials for the office
  • Developed and updated monthly calendar of events on various website databases and PowerPoint presentations
  • Completed over 80 hours of marketing work for the nonprofit organization
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Social Media Extern

Kalu Asian Bistro
  • Created new Facebook and Twitter social media pages for restaurant garnering up to 300 "friends" and 150 "followers" in 3 months
  • Posted restaurant events, photos, videos and specials on social media sites
  • Brainstormed and compiled a list of networking contacts for restaurant
  • Pitched local businesses and executives to hold lunch meetings at restaurant