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Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Elon University

I am a driven student double majoring in courses that interest me and further my acquired and wide-ranging skill set.

Applicable coursework includes: Strategic Campaigns, Media & Strategic Writing, PR & Civic Responsibility, Corporate Publishing, Digital Media Convergence, Communications Research

Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Account Executive

Live Oak Communications

Live Oak Communications is a professional-level university-based communications agency run by Lee Bush, a former Vice President at Ogilvy & Mather and Ketchum.

Executed complete campaign plans for the Durham Arts Council and Alamance Farm Bureau clients effectively in:

  • Assembling clean media contact lists
  • Producing & distributing promotional material to media outlets
  • Inventing social media brand & coordinating efforts with the creative team in constructing web design, videos & brochures
Aug 2008Present

Design Editor

Phi Psi Cli Yearbook
  • Generated the 2009-2010 Style Guide featuring unique design & layout components: color palette, fonts & folios
  • Supervised section editors in finalizing and polishing the overall page design
  • Collaborated with Editor-In-Chief in cover design, theme determination & copyrighting
  • Provided fresh perspective & new-age design techniques
Nov 2009Present

Social Media / Marketing Intern

National Agents Alliance
  • Established a social media presence by consistently updating the CEO's Facebook, Twitter & YouTube accounts;
  • Envisioned ideas for weekly CEO blog;
  • Updated & edited event specific marketing, promotion & informational materials for internal and external distribution at the 2010 National Convention;
  • Assisted in various event & contest planning
Apr 2009Sep 2009

Public Relations Intern

American Heart Association
  • Materialized press releases, fact sheets, PSA's & graphic elements for advertisements for local media publication
  • Penetrated viral branding market through e-newsletters & social media
  • Constructed corporate packets & ensured media & contest partnerships for fundraising events locally
  • Converged press clippings for media impression database


Adobe CS3 & 4: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Bridge, Dreamweaver, PageMaker, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro SPSS Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.) Proficient in both Mac & PC Operating Systems  


Skilled communicator, driven student and passionate worker. I am looking to enter into the Strategic Communications field through entering into Public Relations, Marketing, or Market Research, upon graduation in May 2010. For any additional references or information, please feel free to contact me.

Activities & Honors

Lambda Pi Eta: Communications Honor Society: affiliated with the NCA

Pi Sigma Epsilon Marketing Fraternity: the only national, co-ed, professional fraternal organization in sales, marketing & management

Public Relations Student Society of America

Sigma Kappa Sorority

Elon Volunteers

Society of Professional Journalists

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship