Germaine Paul

Germaine Paul

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - May 2009

B.S., Journalism and Broadcasting

http://okstate.edu

                      Double major in Public Relationsand Sports Public Relations                                           Minor in Marketing

Summa Cum Laude

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Dec 2008

Account Leader

Tulsa Animal Welfare

•    Directed a 5-member team in response to a request for proposal for the Tulsa Animal Welfare•    Developed an outline for an effective regional marketing campaign to encourage pet responsibility •    Established goals, objectives, strategies and tactics on a $0 operating budget

Aug 2008 - Oct 2008

Account Leader

Pre-health Advisement Campaign

•    Oversaw a 15-member team in the successful completion of the campaign•    Operated on a $0 budget to achieve the client’s overall goal to reach prospective and current students •    Established multiple means of effective communication for the client about pre-health advice

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

Communications Intern

Oklahoma State University Edmon Low Library

•   Conducted daily research and media tracking   •   Wrote press releases (20), feature articles (3) for biannual newsletter and annual report •   Worked closely with event planning committee to facilitate events

Aug 2007 - Nov 2007

Team Leader

The Stillwater Family YMCA

  • Managed 5-person public relations team 
  • Lead weekly meetings and implemented a deadline schedule to measure progress 
  • Established goals, objectives and strategies to raise awareness about The Stillwater Family YMCA Second Annual Open House
  • Increased attendance by 10 percent and sold 10 memberships totaling $5,000
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Public Relations Intern

End Stage Renal Disease Network of Texas, Inc.

  • Raised awareness Chronic Kidney Disease through the development of a regional bowling tournament, "Strike Out Kidney Failure 2007," with more than 150 participants
  • Developed and distributed an instructional bowling tournament manual to the Patient Advisory Committee 
  • Managed 10 event preparation volunteers 
  • Wrote press releases, media advisories and pitched "Strike Out Kidney Failure 2007" to local media outlets

Campaigns/Special Event Planning

Writing Styles & Samples

Skills

Skills

Associated Press style

Proofreading Editing text from multiple contributors into coherent whole  

PC Platform

Mac OSX Platform

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Adobe InDesign CS, CS2 and CS3

Adobe Photoshop CS, CS2 and CS3

Community Involvement

The 2007 Stillwater Multiple Sclerosis Walk                                                                       

Public RelationsTeam Member 

  • Wrote news releases, media advisories, PSAs and feature articles and received local media coverage
  • Collaborated with event planning committee 
  • Acquired sponsorship and goodie bag items 

The 2008 Stillwater Multiple Sclerosis Walk                                                                       

Volunteer Coordinator 

  • Managed 20 event preparation volunteers 
  • Increased volunteer participation by 10 percent 
  • Developed effective communication tools to inform volunteers of the 5 W's

 The 2008 Stillwater St. Jude Children's Hospital Awareness Campaign                                      Letter Writing Volunteer 

Campus Leadership

Public Relations Student Society of America (2006-2009)

  • Vice-President (2009)
  • Secretary (2008)

Journalism and Broadcasting Ambassador (2008-2009)

  • President (2009) 
  • Vice-President (2008)

Arts and Sciences Student Council (2006-2009)

  • Internal & External Vice-President (2009)
  • Treasurer (2008)

Student Publications Board (2007-2009)

  • Vice-Chair (2009)

Media Style & Student Teaching Assistant (2008-2009)

Student Government Association Public Relations Executive (2008-2009)

Moroch Partners

Public Relations Intern

Dallas, TX                                                                                                                                      May - October 2009

•    Monitor and develop content for 2 major clients•    Support online brand reputation for retail industries and non-profit organizations •    Create PR Value Reports to measure results (via VOCUS)•    Formulate media list and social media audits for new business •    Compile quarterly media recaps and competitive analysis to support net worth

Honors & Awards

  • Tau Kappa Alpha Honors Society (2008-2009)
  • PRSA Emerging Leader Scholar - Oklahoma City Chapter (2008) 
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2006-2009) 
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (2006-2009)
  • Oklahoma Press Association Scholarship Recipient (2008)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (2008-Current)
  • OSU Top 13 Outstanding Senior (2009)
  • OSU Senior of Significance (2009)