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Work experience

Jun 2006Present

Marketing Street Team Member

Cricket Wireless
  • Educated potential customers about applications of current products, including the "OPhone" and Cricket's 3G Wireless Broadband
  • Initiated product interest to a diverse client base by interacting with approximately 50 people at each event through out the Portland-Metro area 
  • Created an atmosphere of enthusiasm and interest for an unknown company in Cricket's beginning years 
Aug 2009Present


Erb Memorial Union Food Outlets

  • Produce correctly the orders of numerous patrons in quick working conditions
  • Calculate the daily earnings of the outlet
  • Develop strong relationships with customers, co-workers, and managers
Mar 2010Jun 2010

Public Relations Student Team Member

American Red Cross, Oregon Pacific Chapter

  • Conducted market research, including focus groups and surveys within target audiences for the Oregon Pacific Chapter
  • Co-developed surveys to provide clients with an assessment of target audiences' needs
  • Created campaign plan to increase volunteer base for the American Red Cross
Mar 2010Jun 2010


American Red Cross, University of Oregon Campus Club

  • Collaborated with club members to publicize benefit concert for Haiti and local relief resources
  • Produced and distributed news releases for concert, resulting in approximately 100 person attendance
Jan 2009Jun 2009

Finance and Fundraising Chair

Society of Professional Journalists

  • Budgeted the potential cost of attendance at the Regional Conference for four chapter members
  • Facilitated discourse between club members and executive board through the school year
  • Promoted organization activities and membership utilizing social media
May 2007Jan 2008

Vice President of Administration

Pi Beta Phi, University of Oregon

  • Initiate correspondence between chapter members and national chapter leaders
  • Publicly communicate organization information and announcements to chapter members
  • Manage a pre-determined budget set aside for executive board usage 


Sep 2006Jun 2010

Bachelor of Science

University of Oregon

I am a journalism major with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in communications.

Jul 2008Nov 2008

La Trobe University

I spent a semester studying abroad in Melbourne, Victoria at La Trobe University.  My classes focused on media studies, history, and political science.


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Press Release Writing

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Hi!  My name is Kellen Himelhoch.  In June 2010, I graduated from the University of Oregon.  I completed my degree from the School of Journalism and Communication with a focus in public relations and a minor in communication studies.  

I feel very passionate about the power of effective communication and problem solving.  My interests in public relations stem from my love of writing and interacting with others.  I enjoy life most when I work in an environment that demands intellectual curiosity and developing connections with others.  I seek new experiences that provide opportunities to learn from others.

I hope to combine my love of traveling and public relations to work abroad.  Living and working abroad remain extremely important to me, and I view such opportunities as essential to my career and happiness.

I am looking for wok in the public relations field.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Public Relations, Politics, Writing, Traveling, Independent and Alternative Music, Independent Films and Documentaries, Street Art, Running, Drawing, Learning