Summary

Spring 2010 graduate with PR agency, public affairs, and social media experience seeking to obtain a full-time public relations position.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Marketing Assistant, Assembly Hall

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Oversee and update Facebook fan page (Facebook.com/UofIAssemblyHall) and Twitter (@Assembly_Hall) • Increased Facebook fans by 600% and Twitter followers by 400% • Create and execute marketing plans for concerts and events including Jay-Z, Daughtry, Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría, and WWE Raw Live! • Manage Street Team of 30 members to increase student ticket sales and increase visibility on campus • Develop promotional partnerships with local bloggers and maintain master media contacts guide • Secured sponsors for 2009 Marching Illini in Concert
Dec 2007 - Present

FYCARE Facilitator

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Lead workshops in sexual assault awareness for first-year students • Write performance reviews for fellow facilitators
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Intern

Paramount Public Relations, Inc.
• Wrote press releases and pitched to local and national media • Contacted and secured sponsors for the National Association of Social Workers- Illinois Annual Conference • Participated in client conference calls to develop and improve public relations plans • Researched potential new clients and created pitch presentations to secure new business
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Press Intern, Office of Senator Richard J. Durbin

U.S. Senate
• Read multiple news publications daily, including Spanish-language, to compile press clips for nationwide staff • Worked closely with Illinois Director of Communications to plan and execute news conferences • Researched media coverage of Senate actions to create news releases and conferences and prepare for editorial board interviews • Published news releases, articles, photos and videos to official Senate website

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jan 2009 - May 2009

Spanish

CEGRI International Center for Higher Education
2002 - 2006

Benet Academy

Skills

Skills

Event Planning

Active member and former Vice President of University of Illinois Student Alumni Ambassadors, student programming unit of the UI Alumni Association 3 years experience coordinating different aspects and events of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming Week Planned and executed Movie on the Quad event with 300+ attendees

Media Relations

  Experience in writing and pitching press releases Experience in press clippings Proficient with Cision  

Social Media

  Proficient with: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, StumbleUpon, Digg, reddit, Del.icio.us Managed Facebook and Twitter accounts for the University of Illinois Assembly Hall (www.facebook.com/UofIAssemblyHall, twitter.com/Assembly_Hall) Experience with Facebook Ads and Google Adsense  

Spanish

Able to effectively communicate both written and orally. Studied abroad for a semester in Granada, Spain and completed 13 hours of coursework while living with host family.