Matthew Schwartz

Matthew Schwartz

Interest

Sports, Public Relations, Marketing, Food/Beverage

Summary

As a recent college graduate, I plan to leverage my writing and public relations skills to obtain the first professional position that will serve as the springboard for my career.  I have been privileged to attend the school of communications at Syracuse University and have participated in some of the most competitive internship programs in the country.  These have allowed me to translate my academic learnings into real-world application and prepared me to enter the professional ranks. 

During an upper level public relations course, I served as the campaign planner for a true client -- the Corporate Angel Network.  In this capacity, I was responsible for leading a team in the creation of a complete public relations plan aimed at increasing the company’s visibility among its “client” community.  The role of the Corporate Angel Network is to link cancer patients to out-of-town treatment centers via private corporate aircraft.  This project is one illustration of the breadth of my public relations experience.  

Work History

Work History

Columnist

HomeTown Media Group

Authored and published articles for local news publication with distribution in 5 towns

Attended professional tennis/soccer events and interviewed participating athletes/coaches

Media Relations/Event Planning Intern

New York Sportimes

Assisted public relations and promotions departments for this World Team Tennis franchise

Interfaced with media to coordinate interviews with players such as John McEnroe and the Williams sisters

Assembled press kits for media attending weekly matches

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Ad Sales/Social Media Intern

IMG - TennisWeek.com

Worked in the advertising sales division of IMG-owned TennisWeek.com

Contributed weekly feature articles to TennisWeek.com and oversaw site's Twitter and Facebook accounts

Assisted in creation of sponsorship pitch presentations utilizing Microsoft Powerpoint and assembled online press kits

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Production Intern

NBC Olympics

Selected from among 250 Syracuse University students to participate in coverage of the Olympic Games

Assigned as a logger at the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground

Authored paper chronicling experiences with NBC staff/executives regarding the operations of the 29th Olympiad

May 2008 - Jul 2008

Marketing/Editorial Intern

Selling Communications Inc.

Assisted direct marketing staff in execution of programs for Fortune 500 clients

Managed client databases for targeted business development activities

Authored article published in “Short Escapes” tourism magazine

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010

B.S.

Syracuse University

Skills

Skills

Social Media

Have a wealth of experience using social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook

Apple iWorks

Proficient in all iWorks '09 applications, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.  These are Apple's Microsoft Office equivalents.

Microsoft Office

Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint