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Work experience

May 2011Present

Fiction Writer


·Completed a fiction manuscript under self-determined deadlines

·Researched genre market to promote manuscript in an effective and timely manner

Jan 2011May 2011

Event Coordinator

Oklahoma State University Event Planning Course

·Coordinated publications for two events including press releases, media kits, and e-mail distribution

·Corresponded with clients, venues, and potential event attendees for the duration of the planning process

·Researched target audience and compiled findings to ensure two successful events that met the client’s expectations

Jan 2009May 2011

I.T. Technician Two

OSU Stillwater Information Technology Helpdesk

·Diagnosed and resolved technical software issues for customers in a timely manner via telephone, e-mail and in person

·Routed, tracked and documented customer issues with written requests using C. Support software

·Responsible for translating customer requests into a technological description in the form of written tickets to be routed to upper management

·Remained current with system information changes and updates

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

Fair Meadows Racetrack

·Produced press releases and news stories communicating through the media the value of Fair Meadows Racetrack in the community

·Organized and executed nightly promotions to increase awareness of the Tulsa racetrack

·Assisted marketing director in brainstorming sessions, and creating and distributing marketing materials to the media

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Public Relations Intern

Stillwater Family YMCA

·Designed brochures, newsletters, coupons, fliers, and event-program schedules using Adobe InDesign

·Conferred with the membership director in planning an Open House event to increase membership at theYMCA

·Coordinated bi-weekly Dive-In Movie events to increase profits for the YMCA 

Aug 2008Jan 2009

Entertainment/Features Writer

The Daily O’Collegian

•Generated weekly story ideas individually and corroboratively

•Interviewed prominent sources for articles

•Published 7 articles related to OSU’s  student entertainment and latest releases of CDs and DVDs

Oct 2009Oct 2008

OSU Public Relations Campaign Volunteer

Pickens Plan Campaign

•Negotiated a strategic planning process for the campaign, established goals, tactics and objectives

•Advertised awareness of the campaign within the community and the OSU campus by utilizing social media networks, distributing flyers and conducting daily interceptive surveys 

•Collected research to aid in measuring campaign objectives

May 2008Aug 2008


Lafarge North America

•Conferred with the Compliance Administrator, Plant Controller and Purchasing Manager in planning and executing company events

•Collaborated with the company’s cost reduction team, researching options to decrease total cost and  increase total revenue

•Edited and formatted the company’s monthly newsletter



 Efficient in relevant software including: Microsoft Office  Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop)

Productive organization and prioritization skills.  Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment.  

Knowledge of The Associated Press in print and basic writing style and guidelines      


Carol Durham

Laramie Heuser