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Hi, my name is John O'Rourke and I recently graduated early from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication with a degree emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in "Writing, Public Speaking and Critical Reasoning." Born and raised in Las Vegas I have always been interested in the individuals who represent large organizations and how they monitor and adjust their company's images accordingly. I am excited to continue my career in the public relations field and believe that my education, ambition and experiences will go a long way in serving my future employer.

Work experience

Oct 2010Dec 2010

Public Relations Volunteer

Oregon Track Club

I worked with four other PR volunteers on a three-month-long campaign that sought to lower the average age among members of the Eugene-based Oregon Track Club to that of an all ages demographic.

Jun 2010Aug 2010


Virgen Advertising
  • Researched news pieces in order to find prime PR placement for clients.
  • Updated company's entire media list using Cision and other research tools.
  • Independently interviewed over 300 models for casting in commercials and other local events.
  • Proofread advertisements for grammatical and spelling errors.
Jun 2009Aug 2009

Intern #8

Allied Advertising
  • Worked jointly and independently to coordinate promotional events for several major motion pictures in Denver and Salt Lake City.
  • Researched extensive data and composed various spreadsheets of local disc jockey information.
  • Attended and supervised motion picture releases.
Jun 2003Sep 2008

Secretary, Parts Runner, Plumber Assistant

O'Rourke Plumbing
  •  Collaborated with managers of external organizations to complete complex tasks.
  • Balanced and organized multiple, diverse projects simultaneously.


Sep 2007Mar 2011


University of Oregon

Public Relations major with a minor in "Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning"



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