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Summary

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

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

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 2007Present

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 2009Jul 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 2008Aug 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

Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jan 2009May 2009

Spanish

CEGRI International Center for Higher Education
20022006

Benet Academy

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.