April Galvan

April Galvan

Summary

Hi, I'm April! I recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in both public relations and Spanish - with a minor in Business Administration. I am pursuing a career in public relations, and I am especially interested in event planning and social media. I am bilingual, hardworking, and passionate. I am a driven go-getter simply looking to find my place in the PR world.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

Member & Media Relations Coordinator (One Month Contract)

National Association of Women REO Brokerages

·Coordinated Member and New Member event, including: researched & booked venue, travel,                            transportation, guest-speaker, guest list, and marketing.

·Handled all aspects of Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, REOPro, LinkedIn.

·Member liaison; included cold-calling for new potential membership.

·Wrote releases & articles for various magazine, print, & online publications.

Sep 2006 - Dec 2010

Student Research Assistant

Knight Library
  • Researched information for patrons.
  • Handled hundreds of phone calls, voicemail, and questions regarding research, spelling, grammar and complaints on a daily basis.
  • Shelved books according to the LIbrary of Congress Classification System.
  • Solved technical issues involving PC and MAC computers, and printers.
May 2010 - Dec 2010

Community Relations Assistant (Intern)

American Cancer Society
  • Created public service announcements for all local media outlets.
  • Wrote sponsor-related correspondences, press releases, and letters to residents.
  • Assistant Coordinator of Relay for Life 2010 of Eugene|Springfield.
  • Designed official bookmarks of RFL 2010, more than 2000 distributed.
  • Coordinated Relay Runway 2011 Fashion Show event.
  • Managed four children and six young adults for Relay Runway 2011.
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Social Media Coordinator and Public Relations Team Member

Oregon Track Club
  • Implemented strategic public relations plans.
  • Operated Facebook, Twitter and WordPress blog accounts.
  • Conducted focus groups and interviews to gather primary research.
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Public Relations Coordinator (Intern)

RunnerSpace
  • Handled journalistic and public relations affairs - drafted public relations plans.
  • Assisted in conducting interviews with Olympians during Olympic trials.
  • Organized web pages - seed news, upload photos and videos, story writing.
  • Olympic Trials - assisted with booth, flyers, set-up, and additional needs.
  • Drafted scripts for RunnerSpace Live mini-series.
Sep 2004 - Aug 2007

Assistant Manager

National Cleaners
  • Handled the cash register.
  • Assisted customers, in person and by phone, with their orders and handled complaints.
  • Organized clothing orders and tickets alphabetically, and bagged clothes.
  • Handled bookwork – ticketing and banking purposes.

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Dec 2010

Journalism

University of Oregon

I recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in both public relations and Spanish and a minor in Business Administration.

Skills

Skills

Social Media

Bilingual

I am fluent in Spanish.

Certifications

Certifications
2010

Certificate of Excellence Outstanding Student Employee

University of Oregon Career Center