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Work experience

Feb 2010Jul 2010

Paralegal Assistant

Washington and Heithecker, Attorneys at Law

Washington & Heithecker is a local law firm that has been serving the Chico area for over 30 years. Specializing in civil litigation, which includes, but is not limited to, professional liability, public entity defense, business litigation, employment litigation, personal injury and criminal defense.

I assist the Paralegals with day-to-day duties, which includes general clerical duties such as filing, correspondence with other law firms, legal research when necessary and organization/upkeep of the office. 

Jan 2009May 2009

Editorial Assistant

Tehama Group Communications

As editorial assistant, I assisted the team in editing the agency's work, which included checking for correct AP style, grammar, spelling and ensuring there were no fact errors.

Jan 2009May 2009

Account Support

Tehama Group Communications

As account support, I worked with my team to overcome various challenges our client faces, while creating a media kit for future use.

Education

Aug 2005Dec 2009

Bachelor's in Journalism

California State University, Chico

With a minor in International Relations

Skills

CSS
Adobe InDesign
HTML
Adobe Photoshop
AP Style
Social Media
Facebook Twitter MySpace YouTube Blogger/Word Press/ TypePad del.icio.us
Microsoft Office
Word Excel PowerPoint Works

Writing Samples

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Introduction

  Throughout my education at Chico State I have developed my strategic communication skills while working heavily with new media outlets. As important as new media has become in today's social and political climate, knowledge of AP style and grammar remains crucial, and I have a solid foundation in both.

  I have worked with various teams to overcome challenges facing our clients, which have included communication challenges between students and a campus organization, awareness challenges among the student community and identity challenges as a well-established local business introduced a new entity to the community.

  I served as editorial assistant and account executive for Tehama Group Communications, Chico State's student-run public relations agency. As one of the three students on the editorial team, I had the opportunity to hone my editing skills, while constantly engaging in communication with my client and teammates. I  learned how to effectively communicate and operate as part of a large team, which is a crucial part of becoming a successful member of any agency. I also learned the importance of self-motivation, and how important independently striving for the best is in creating a positive team dynamic.

  My minor reflects a passion for diplomacy and politics, specifically how these two things interact within the public and private sphere and the implications they have on society. My coursework focused on international political economy. Some of my coursework included: Politics of Third World Nations, Politics of Post-Industrial Societies, Politics of Developing Nations, Comparative Politics: Latin America and the Caribbean Basin and Vital Political Problems. 

Interest

About Me

I am a recent graduate of California State University, Chico. I received my Bachelor's degree in Journalism, with a focus in public relations and a minor in international relations. I am looking for a PR job in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area.