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Sep 2011Present

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Toque & Bottle Advisory

A part of a four-person event planning team. Social media captain, design brochures and ads for restaurant partners, and plan and execute luncheon events for conventions held at McCormic Place.

Part-time job.

May 2010Aug 2011

Technical Writer/Program Assistant

Rock Island Arsenal - US Army Sustainment Command

• Revising and editing TM Apache weapon manuals.

• Digitizing Apache weapon manuals.

• Observe accountability for employees of Directorate of Logistics Enterprise (DOL).

• Maintain DOL conference room reservations.

• Create charts/agendas for DOL meetings.

• Full-Time job.

Aug 2010May 2011

Public Relations/Event Planning Intern

The Children's Discovery Museum

•­Successfully planned and executed three events: Teacher Appreciation Event, Volunteer Appreciation Party, and a Member Only Muppet Monday discussing importance of play, leading to significant improvements in community involvement.

• Wrote and designed newsletters, donation request letters, and press releases; along with brochures, event programs and invitations all created on Adobe InDesign.

•Assisted in publications and promotion of museum to target audiences, plus special projects including implementation of "Year of P.L.A.Y." campaign.

•Performed market research on current customers by gathering, recording, and analyzing data by zip code.

Feb 2010Apr 2011


The Indy Newspaper

• Public Relations work such as designing and distributing posters, flyers, and Indy branded school supplies.

• Writing and editing news articles

• Social Media: Administrator of the Indy's Facebook and Twitter page.

Aug 2009May 2010


Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

• Coordinated community service events

• Attended networking dinners

• Organized fundraisers to benefit the Bloomington-Normal community.


Aug 2009May 2011

Bachelor's of Science

Illinois State University

Related Coursework:

• Interpersonal & Intercultural Communications

• Media Writing and Production

• Public Relations Writing and Production

• Internal Public Relations

• Web Production & Design

• Campaign Planning and Message Design.

Aug 2007Mar 2009

Associate's in Arts

Blackhawk Community College


Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Word, Excel, Office, Power Point, and Publisher
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe InDesign


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