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Jan 2010Present

Social Media Intern

Engauge (US)

• Conduct market research for agency clients such as Snickers® Ice Cream, ZonePerfect®, Chick-Fil-A and Georgia Tourism • Monitor social media presence and consumer engagement of clients and their competition • Develop tactics to initiate and nurture relationships between brands and major influencers on social media platforms • Plan and implement social media strategy and special cross promotions; create content • Research new industry tools and applications; compile information for Internal Education presentation series • Contribute content for company blog

May 2010Present

Digital Client Services Intern


• Conduct research and social media audits to compile competitive analysis for national and multinational clients including VISA, AT&T, FTC, Novartis, and the Mathile Foundation • Assist with creating digital strategy for new business proposals • Develop messaging for online editorial outreach and social media • Ensure quality of website content and technology and report bugs • Attend weekly staff meetings to report progress

Jan 2008Dec 2009

College of Pharmacy Development Office Intern

University of Georgia

• Produced and updated promotional materials • Interviewed donors, and wrote recognition articles published in the quarterly UGA Rx magazine • Created annual giving letters and quarterly direct mailings distributed to more than 7,000 alumni • Maintained correspondence with current and potential donors • Created content for monthly e-mail blast sent to approximately 1,500 alumni and friends of the College

Jan 2008Dec 2009

Media/Website Committee Member, Philanthropist Team Leader


• Created strategic fundraising campaigns, including letter writing • Filmed and produced promotional videos distributed to more than 2000 members • Began and maintained Twitter account for organization • Managed a team of 35 Philanthropists, raised over $5500 as a team (Fall 2008) • Acted as liaison between Executive Board and Philanthropists (Fall 2008)

May 2009Aug 2009

Event Planning Intern

Epting Events

•Assistant to event coordinator •Maintained contact with vendors and placed orders for specific clients •Developed pricing proposals, kitchen menus and client forms •Researched blog promotion and competition operations •Acquired working proficiency in Caterease software program

Sep 2008May 2009

Junior Account Executive

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

• Delegated individual tasks and manage six team members to raise awareness and funds • Designed, planned and implemented new fundraising program for client, registered five student groups • Planned fundraising and educational events such as McPhaul Center Family Picnic and Millionth Book Celebration with the Atlanta Hawks • Created and distributed promotional materials such as PSAs, news releases, annual giving letters, fliers, brochures and a Web site. • Established and maintained media contacts with five local publications and radio stations

Sep 2007Nov 2007



UGA Calling Center • Raised over $5000 from alumni donations • Conducted surveys of potential applicants




The University of Georgia
Jun 2008Aug 2008

Oxford University

During summer 2008, I studied at Oxford University as part of the UGA @ Oxford Study Abroad program. Studying under Dr. Susan Gillingham of Worscester College and Dr. Bryan Reber of UGA, I learned about Old Testament Theology and Mass Communications Theories.


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Social Media
Twitter (including Hootsuite, Twittersheep), Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Digg, blogs, LinkedIn, Google Wave, Google Analytics, and Google Alerts
Adobe Creative Suite CS4
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign


As a senior public relations student, I have embraced my love for writing and developed essential communication skills through various internships and extracurricular involvement. The opportunities Grady College has provided have allowed me to discover a new passion for social media and new technology. When approaching the job search, I hope to find a forward-thinking company that encourages innovation and creativity while focusing on integrated, strategic communications.


Social Media, Technology, Traveling, The French Language, Cooking, Film, Yoga


Mary Sumner

Karen Russell, Ph.D.

Dana Strickland, R.Ph.

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