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+Young Professional with strong internship experience in the Mount Carmel Foundation and Village of Canal Winchester doing internal and external communications work. +Bachelor of Arts Public Relations and Communications graduate focused on positions that influence social good.

Work experience

Jan 2010Present

Community Affairs Intern

Village of Canal Winchester

+Tracked media presence of Canal Winchester through Internet search engines, social media and tools such as Googlealerts. Media articles are saved to a Microsoft Excel database. +Edited and wrote press releases, newsletter articles and Web updates for the Village of Canal Winchester. +Created events media contact list with instructions for posting events.

Dec 2008Aug 2009

Mount Carmel Foundation Intern

Mount Carmel Health System
+Did archival research that discovered past giving level societies for the Foundation with descriptions that were used in 25th Anniversary publication of giving level societies. +Updated website with summaries of past fundraisers, programs and events. +Accomplished peer review of similar anniversary publications by foundations that helped construct the format for the Mount Carmel Foundation 25th Anniversary Publication.


Aug 2006May 2010


Ohio Dominican University
  • Served as committee member, treasurer and vice-president of the ODU PRSSA Chapter. For outstanding service in the chapter, I was nominated as Outstanding Student Member of the Year at Ohio Dominican University.
  • Dean's List 2007-2010
  • Outstanding Communications Studies Student Award

Activities and Societies: Theatre Set, ODU Band, PRSSA, RadiOdu, The Tower (student newspaper)

Gene Aikins PR Portfolio


Microsoft Office
Working knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel and Word from relevant courses at Ohio Dominican University and internships.
Media Tracking
Implemented a system to track news coverage for the Village of Canal Winchester so village employees can now easily reference archived articles by searching the date, media outlet, title or topic.
Public Relations Writing
Demonstrated in academic performance and internship experience.
Newsletter Writing
Demonstrated in academic performance with related classes and internship experience.
Multi-Task Oriented
Demonstrated in balancing part-time jobs, internships, full-time status as a student and active participation in outside activities.
Social Media with Facebook and Twitter
Demonstrated in personal use of social media and the implementation of social media at the Village of Canal Winchester.
Written Communication
Demonstrated in academic performance, internships and this resume.
Project Research
Demonstrated through impact on the Mount Carmel Foundation's 25th Anniversary Publication and the Social Media Program under the Community Affairs Department of the Village of Canal Winchester.
Journalistic Interviewing
As demonstrated through press releases, newsletter articles and other writing samples, I have a lot of experience interviewing professionals and non-professionals.