Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Ballet, Dance, Design.
To obtain a fufilling and challenging position in an agency setting upon graduation in the Spring of 2011.
Currently a senior at Elon University in Elon, NC, I am both excited and greatly anticipating entering the workforce in the Spring of 2011. I am a strategic communications student with extensive experience and knowledge in the public relations, marketing and advertising fields. Over the past three years, I have cultivated essential skills and experience that will make me an asset to any organization. I am highly motivated, talented, driven and a proven strategic thinker.
Aside from my career aspirations, I am originally from the Kansas City area and have lived since in Carlisle, PA, Boston, MA and now have found myself in North Carolina. I am an avid ballet fan and former dancer and thoroughly enjoy the arts.
I hope you will take the time to explore my site further. While my resume is posted here, I hope you will note some of my highlights listed below.
-Excellent leadership experience in nearly every realm; I have a notable blend of confidence, resourcefulness, tenacity, dedication to my work, and attention to detail that is invaluable.
-A remarkable dedication to the communications field including experience at Bernstein-Rein Advertising in which I was exposed to reputable clients and participated in advertising and PR efforts alike for organizations like Hostess, McDonald’s, MetLife and PetSmart.
-Was promoted from Account Executive to Team Leader within four months of hire date at Live Oak Communications, a student-run PR agency who works with professional clients.
-Familiar with the inner-workings of an agency through my experience with Live Oak Communications; Additionally, familiar with organizing marketing and public relations efforts for a non-profit through work with the Edible Schoolyard at Greensboro Children’s museum.
-Excellent writing ability, as demonstrated in samples included and in published work.
-Strong interpersonal communication skills and a passion for developing and maintaining relationships.
-Ability to adapt readily and seamlessly to new conditions and requirements while still demonstrating my vast skill set and impressive ability to work with promptness, ease, and efficiency on deadlines.
May 2010 - Present
·Actively attended and participated in various meetings regarding client accounts including Banfield Pet Hospital, Commerce Bank, Cook’s Ham, Farmland, Hostess, McDonald’s, MetLife, and PetSmart
·Gained essential experience in the advertising field managing timelines, communications between departments, and promoting internal communication
·Acquired knowledge of project management, account management, print production and creative department’s inner workings and relation to one another including internal data systems of the agency, completing expense reports and billing for creative images and retouching.
·Revised and proofed various print and banner advertisements, familiarizing oneself with the sign-off and lengthy approval process
Apr 2010 - Present
Lambda Pi Eta, Communications Honor Society
Jan 2010 - Present
Live Oak Communications
·Hired as Account Executive; Promoted within four months for outstanding work.
·Direct line of communication for client and team of four, developing positive and lasting client relationships between the agency and the organization.
·Assisted in planning and executing public relations strategy for Greensboro Children’s Museum upcoming unveiling of their Edible School Yard only the fourth edible school yard in the country and the first to be located in a children’s museum
Jun 2009 - Present
Camp Laurel South
Feb 2010 - May 2010
Public Relations Volunteer
·Created over 20 deliverables for OE in the course of three months including press releases, fact sheets, flyer and logo designs, stock photographs, an event plan, and extensive materials to be included in future media kits
Gained crucial experience and insight on public relations efforts within a non-profit