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Education

Sep 2006Present

Westminster College

Bachelor of Arts: Public RelationsAnticipated May 2010

Minors: Marketing and Human Resources

GPA: 3.531Major GPA: 3.71

Work experience

May 2009Present

President

Public Relations Student Society of America

  • Founder of PRSSA's student-run firm 
  • Organized benefit concert for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western, PA raising over $1200 Contacted  and booked 3 bands to perform at concert, and arranged all logistics and schedules
  • Encouraged and helped organize workshop for all student organizations        
  • Wrote Public Service Announcements for local radio stations
Nov 2005Present

Salea Associate

Hollywood Tans

·Present and sell tanning packages and supplies

·Advise customers on proper methods of tanning

·Train new employees on sales and purchases, and maintenance of facility

·Responsible for maintenance of tanning salon to ensure safety and cleanliness of facility and beds

·Responsible for computer entry of customer visits/activity, daily sales and reconciliation of daily report and cash drawer

Sep 2009Dec 2009

Intern (Experiential Class)

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts

·Contributed to the promotion of the annual Brew Fest

·Created and promoted a new exhibit program for target audience entitled “Student Rising Artist”

Sep 2006Dec 2009

Office Assistant, work study

Westminster College Registrar's Office

·Prepare and mail transcripts to alumni as required

·Organize schedules, student files, room requests and other important files

Jan 2009Aug 2009

Public Relations intern

Skutski & Oltmanns Inc.

·Contributed to various accounts with clients such as: Pennsylvania Environmental Council; Catalyst Connection; Dickie McCamey & Chilcote P.C.; Bergman Walls & Associates; Goldberg, Gruener, Gentile, Horoho & Avalli P.C.

·Wrote and sent pitches and press releases to the media

·Updated Excel data base of potential Green Branding contractors

·Sent out press releases using CISION, and scheduled speaking engagements

·Researched and pursued new market opportunities

·Contributed to the design of email blasts to clients using Constant Contact

Jun 2008Jul 2008

Intern, Promotion Department

Bulter County Radio Network

·Wrote commercial spots for advertisements

·Developed press releases for the annual 'Sweet Onion Festival"

·Participated in remotes with DJ at various locations

·Observed bi-monthly sales meetings with President and Sales Associates

·Engaged in an exchange of information and ideas for promotional ads

Oct 2004Oct 2005

Sales Associate/Cashier

Linens 'N' Things

·Assisted customers with selection and purchases in the bedding department

·Performed efficient customer service at the cash register

Skills

CISION
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word

References

Angelo Morasczk

June Pierce

Delores Natale

Robert Oltmanns, APR, Fellow PRSSA

Work Samples

Objective

To obtain an entry level position where I can utilize my education and experience while making an immediate contribution to a company.

Professional Development

2009 PRSSA Leadership Rally, Scottsdale, AZ

2009 PRSSA National Conference, San Diego, CA

2009 International Special Events Society (ISES) November Event, Pittsburgh, PA

Leadership

Public Relations Student Society of America

·President

·Philanthropy Chair

·4 year member

Lambda Pi Eta, communications honor society

National Social Sorority

Honors/Awards

Westminster College Dean's List, 2 semesters

Jerb Miller Scholarship, for academic excellence

Relevant Courses

  • Journalism I & II
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Experiential Class
  • Research Methods
  • Advertising
  • PR and the Media
  • Grammar    
  • Human Resource Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Employer Labor Law