Lindsey Gittins

Lindsey Gittins

3795 Cape landing cir apt. x

About Me

My name is Lindsey Gittins, and I am looking for a job in Public Relations, preferably in a firm.

Education

Education
Aug 2012 - May 2015

Communication-Public Relations major, Marketing minor

Idaho State University

Communication major with emphasis in Public Relations:

  • excelled in various public relations and rhetoric classes
  • explored different aspects of the PR world including press releases, interviews, press kits and finding and making news
  • worked extensively on writing ability in all situations
  • ability to successfully write and proof-read own and others' work
  • knowledge in rhetoric and persuasion
  • several public-speaking opportunities covering various subjects and situations

Marketing minor:

  • completed group projects that include making marketing plans for a local business
  • this entailed an interview with store owners followed by write-up of detailed marketing plan tailored to them
  • made TV commercial highlighting strengths of company
  • another project allowed me to gain publicity for local company
  • achieved by suggesting financial decisions, cosmetic changes on building, logo changes, possible name changes and presenting these suggestions to company in formal presentation

Sports PR Internship:

  • with college Sports Information department
  • created press releases
  • handled social media
  • wrote stories to post online
  • promoted athletes

National Student Advertising Competition:

  • chosen for pitch team
  • represented Pizza Hut
  • appointed as PR/Social Media Coordinator of group
  • came up with social media campaigns for Pizza Hut

Relevant Classes: Sports PR internship, National Student Advertising Competition, Sport Public Relations, Public Relations Writing, Business-Professional Speaking, Integrated Marketing Communication, Consumer Behavior, Photo/Video Edit

College Accomplishments

Dean's List Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

Various academic scholarships totaling over $16,500, including:

  • Wilma Curtis Jones Scholarship
  • Laura Moore Cunningham Four-year Scholarship
  • Freshman Four-year Scholarship
  • Idaho Promise First and Second Year Scholarships


Work History

Work History
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

Temporary Sales Associate

JCPenney
  • make customers feel welcome
  • develop relationships through good public relations
  • promptly check out customers to avoid unnecessary waiting
  • helped train coworkers
Feb 2014 - May 2015

Member Service Specialist

Idaho Central Credit Union
  • act as customer service representative
  • resolve issues members have with accounts, loans, etc.
  • complete necessary paperwork for members/credit union
  • answer questions about services and products
  • build rapport with members to ensure trust
  • assist over 60 members a day on average
  • trained two team members
Jul 2011 - Feb 2014

Server

Texas Roadhouse
  • ensured guests had a good experience
  • built relationships with guests through conversation
  • resolved any issues guests had with service or food
  • kept composure and focus in stressful situations
  • provided excellent customer service
  • served three tables or more at a time

Biography

I, Lindsey Gittins, was born and raised in the small town of Pocatello, Idaho where I grew up camping, dancing and frog-hunting. I was always a high achiever when it came to grades in school, constantly striving to be the best. At first, my goal was to be the best in my school class. Then I started working and, well, that philosophy spilled over into my professional life. 

I pick up skills quick and I'm never one to complain. I was at ease while serving at Texas Roadhouse for three yeas as I became friends with the guests that would come in. At Idaho Central Credit Union, I enjoyed building rapport and helping members in their times of need. 

Now. across the country at JCPenney, I take great value in the face-to-face interactions I have with customers. I know how to build relationships with those that come in, whether it be with a witty comment or an in-depth conversation. 

If you search for me on social media, you won't find me on Instagram or Twitter, only Facebook. You're probably wondering why I'm even applying for this job, but I promise I have social media experience in a professional setting and I also promise I'm not a laggard in technology. I personally choose not to publish my life online, but I fully understand the  blessing social media is in order for companies to reach their publics. When I do post, I pride myself on witty, eye-catching language that generally gets many likes, if I do say so myself.

The main goal in my life is to build relationships with those around me. That's what makes me happiest and most comfortable. When I'm not building relationships, I love reading, watching movies, camping, doing puzzles, traveling or just catching up on my social media.