Summary

Hello! My name is Ashlea Holcomb and I am a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in broadcast journalism and public relations with a minor in communications. After I graduate in June 2010, I look forward to pursuing a career in the intriguing world of broadcast journalism as a reporter. I've been an intern at KATU Channel 2 News in Portland, OR, spent a summer in Africa as a news room intern at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, and am currently a marketing intern for Ridgeline Management Company and an account supervisor for the University of Oregon's student-led public relation's firm, Allen Hall Public Relations. I'm enthusiastic to explore the journalism industry and am ready to travel, meet new people and experience the world.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Marketing Intern

Ridgeline Management Company

Planned and implemented special events for new property openings and regional

programs, gathered and analyzed weekly statistics from 17 Assisted Living and

Memory Care facilities, and re-designed and updated investor and managment

handbooks. Ridgeline Management Company is a senior housing managmement

company that is Located in Eugene, OR. They currently have 17 properties in ten

different states that specialize in retirement, assisted living and memory care.

Jan 2010 - Present

Account Supervisor

Allen Hall Public Relations

Interned as Account Supervisor for Allen Hall Public Relations, (AHPR). Led a

team of four to conduct research and focus groups on campus for the new social

media tool, Red Rover. Delegated responsibilities and oversaw marketing efforts

in order to meet client expectations and collaborated with entrepreneur to

establish project outline and provide product feedback. AHPR is a student-run

public relations firm at the University of Oregon that works for paying clients mostly

from the Eugene area. AHPR works at a professional caliber to create and

execute powerful campaigns.  

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

Account Executive

Allen Hall Public Relations

Interned as Account Executive for Allen Hall Public Relations (AHPR) client, Grrrlz Rock . Provided public relations service for Grrrlz Rock, a month-long festival in Eugene, OR. Published four promotional articles on the festival events in the November 2009 edition of the Eugene Weekly and interviewed participants for the Grrrlz Rock blog. Grrrlz Rock is a month-long celebration and tribute to the contributions women have made to the local, Eugene arts.

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

News Room Intern

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Prepared five news packages, edited stories written in English and provided voice-over clips for a variety of news stories. Traveled on a daily basis around the Ghana's capital city, Accra, and assisted reporters with interviews when possible. The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation is the public, state-owned broadcaster in Ghana and consists of 13 radio stations and one television stations, Ghana Television (GTV).

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

News Room Intern

KATU Channel 2 News

Participated in morning staff meetings with reporters, directors and producers. Assisted reporters and camera crew out in the field and learned how to set up a live shot. Helped research stories by making phone calls and door-to-door interviews. Created a montage of practiced stand-ups and news packages.

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon