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Hannah Shirley

Senior Advertising and Public Relations Student


Hello, my name is Hannah Shirley and I am a senior at Drury University. Advertising and Public Relations, my primary area of study, interests me because I love overcoming challenges and seeking innovative ideas. At this point, I aspire to be a Public Relations professional and work in a marketing or public relations agency. You will find a variety of work samples, experiences, and interests on my profile; I hope that this will help you better understand me as an individual. I am seeking any opportunities that will allow me to put forth my skills in writing, critical thinking, and problem solving.


Aug 2011May 2015

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations

Drury University

Senior Capstone Signature Project

This project encompasses knowledge and skills acquired as an Advertising and Public Relations major displaying expertise in research analysis, message development, and presentational speaking. For this signature project I researched, designed, created and helped implement a crisis communication plan for the local nonprofit Springfield Victory Mission.



Jan 2015Mar 2015

Account Service Intern

Brandigm Marketing and Advertising 

• Develop B2B and B2C marketing plans for clients focused on content strategy
• Write and provide copy for clients including headlines, taglines and content for websites

• Analyze current trends and develop weekly research findings

• Collaborate with a team to put together successful campaigns

May 2014Aug 2014

Public Relations Intern

Gooden Group Public Relations
  • Wrote press releases for clients that were then portrayed in local media 
  • Updated media lists for more than 250 organizations for information distribution
  • Created PR plans for five clients that consisted of strategy and message development
  • Assisted with social media content creation on Twitter and Instagram accounts
Dec 2013Mar 2014

Event Planning Intern

Developmental Center of the Ozarks
  • Updated website content weekly
  • Assisted with planning two events by calling sponsors, writing letters and connecting with local businesses
  • Catalogued auction items 
May 2013Aug 2013


Mercy Health Foundation
  • Wrote personal thank you letters to donors
  • Supported management by creating spreadsheets, organizing gift baskets and assembling direct mail packages

Campus Leadership

Leadership and Nominating Committee Chair- Pi Beta Phi
Chaired a committee of 6 women to manage human resource functions for chapter leadership positions to then conduct behavioral-based interviews and create a suggested slate of executive council officers
Student Government Association Senator
Represented the Drury University student body for more than 2 years by allocating money to student groups, making policy decisions, and amending campus bylaws
Vice President of Public Relations- Gamma Sigma Alpha
Created and marketed Facebook and Twitter accounts writing daily posts to members and the University community
Vice President of Event Planning- Pi Beta Phi
Ensured implementation of risk management policies and event management procedures with planning experience including vender negotiation, contract reviews, transportation logistics and budgeting

Honors and Awards

Student Ambassador

Leadership Certificate

Dean's List- 5 Semesters

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Vice President of Public Relations

Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Vice President


Photoshop,  Dreamweaver,  InDesign,  Word Press,  Final Cut Pro, Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint


Yoga, reading, and hiking