Summary

When I walked across the expansive stage on a cool day in May 2011 I was focused… on not tripping on my gown. It wasn’t until my family and friends had said their last goodbyes and I was standing in line to return my gown that it hit me; I was a college graduate.I wanted to shout from the rooftops with excitement.

I am a determined, focused and motivated person The profession of public relations snagged my attention by combining two things I enjoy in life, writing and communicating with others through a variety of mediums. I have experience working in a fast-paced environment that has taught me organizational and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented and resourcefulness are two things that got me through college and out into the professional world.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

ComputerWorks Supervisor

Associated Students Bookstore

Working at the Associated Students Bookstore I am a ComputerWorks Supervisor.  I have the opportunity to work closely with customers and practice customer service skills while overseeing counter staff procedures.  I also assist in the buying and displaying of products as well as giving input on events and promotions.  I assist with the general inventory of the department and keep paper work up to date.

May 2012 - Present

Marketing Assistant

Seneca Foods Corporation

Marketing Assistant to the Vice President of Category Management

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Operations of Fruit and Snack and Human Resources Director• Manage Social Media• Brand Development, web site traffic growth• Coordinate and assist in creation of POS and new marketing ventures• Coordination of food show materials and registration• Create and coordinate sales kits• Nielsen Databases experience and training• Wellness Coordinator• Training Site Coordinator• General Administrative duties: answering phones, typing memorandums, preparing reports

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Marketing/Communications Intern

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Marketing/Communication Intern at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. gave me the opportunity to gain experience in marketing.• Social Media Management

• E-mail correspondence• Quality Assurance data entry

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Public Relations Intern

Stay Vocal

Public Relations Intern at STAY VOCAL to expand my knowledge of different areas of public relations. • Create, write and publish blogs• Manage social media• Produce/edit video• Managed, in collaboration with others, an end-to-end PR campaign while always promoting an improved way of life through the company's mission

May 2010 - Dec 2010

Intern

Downtown Chico Business Association

Public relations intern at the Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) to gain experience, enhance public relations skills and expand event planning knowledge.  Experience in a fast-paced environment working with over 400 businesses to administrate some of Chico's most popular events.  Assisting the Market Manager during Thursday Night Market and assisting the managers during Taste of Chico were two of my largest tasks.

  • Worked Thursday Night Market, which is a weekly event held April through September that brings out more than 150 local farmers and vendors as well as a diverse number of entertainers.  Assisted the market manager throughout the market to facilitate the event and monitor the public, constructed the Weekly Entertainment Announcement for the market, confirmed the weekly entertainment, collected vendor fees, wrote the Vendor in the Spotlight article for the monthly newsletter during the months of July, August and September
  • Worked Taste of Chico, an annual event that celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.  Taste of Chico brings out more than 12,000 participants that get the opportunity to get a taste from more than 50 restaurants and more than 50 breweries and wineries.  Assisted in managing the headquarters booth giving general information, providing directions and answering general questions

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2011

Journalism

California State University, Chico

Minor: Recreation Administration

Emphasis: Special Event Planning

Related Courses:

Introduction to Communications, Spring 2009

Introduction to Public Relations, Spring 2009

Writing for Mass Media, Spring 2009

Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2009

Public Relations Strategy, Spring 2010

Public Relations Laboratory, Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Recreation Budget/Finance Management, Spring 2011

Special Event Planning, Spring 2011

Special Events

Skills

Skills

Photography

Microsoft Office

Social Networking

Event Planning

Constant Contact

AP Style

Certifications

Certifications

Fact Based Solution Selling II

Delta Associates

Fact Based Solution Selling I

Delta Associates

Dale Carnegie Training

Victor Delgado