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- Senior at Minnesota State University, Mankato majoring in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in sociology.

-  Graduating in Dec. 2011 and will be looking to start my career in the communications/public relations field. 

Work experience

May 2011Present


Beloit Snappers

- Intern with the Beloit Snappers, a single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins for summer 2011.

- Provided customer service during home games in order to ensure all customer needs/expectations were being met.

- Responsible for managing client's ticket orders, from making the initial sales call to actual distribution.

- Assisted in the writing of game notes and recaps which were distributed on the Snapper's social media pages.  

- Helped organize the 2011 Snapper's Golf Classic, a yearly event that seeks to raise funds for stadium improvements.

May 2010Aug 2010

News Intern

Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Worked in the news department at CSN-Chicago, a regional sports network that serves the greater Chicagoland area.

At CSN Chicago, I learned a variety of different skills in broadcast journalism and communications including:

- Writing broadcast script effectively for on-air production. 

- Editing raw video in order to put together a complete highlight package for broadcast.

- Effective interviewing and story production techniques while covering events on assignment

(Covered a Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox for the network where I gathered interview sound for CSN-California affiliate). 

- Utilized the stations content management system, I-News, in order to organize scripts and game logs for use by station producers.


Aug 2008Present

Bachelor of Science

Minnesota State University, Mankato

- Cumulative 3.94 GPA.

- MSU Dean's List each semester attended. 

- Member of MSU Football team 2008-09; Filmed practices and games for team during 2009 season.

- Recipient of 2010 McConnell Writing Excellence Scholarship awarded to mass communication student showing outstanding journalistic writing ability.


Computer Applications
- Experienced in the usage of various computer applications.   - Heavy experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.   - Recent experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Audacity.
Strategic Communications writing
- Proficient skills in strategic communications writing, however little professional experience at this point.   - Have taken courses in media writing, advanced public relations writing and multimedia writing.  
Social Media Monitoring
- Have utilitized social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Blogging) for personal and professional use over the past 6 years.