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Work experience

Sep 2010Present

Graduate Assistant

Montclair State University

·Assist undergraduates in the Communications department with course work and understanding

·Assess undergraduate curriculum alongside graduate professors

·Conduct research on various communication theories with professors

Feb 2011Present

Marketing Assistant

Michael Management Corporation

·      Manage all social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and newsfeed

·      Create new marketing campaigns

·      Create supporting and promotional material

·      Manage community outreach projects

·      Write news briefs and articles

Feb 2009Jul 2010

Marekting and Sales Manager

Attica, Design Experience Furnishings

·Establishment of Company Infrastructure and setting of company strategy

·Brand positioning and development of brand image

·Design and positioning of marketing material

·Setting up of client service interface and generating sustainable client relations

·Formulation of company work-plan

·Development of a PR tactical plan aligned to marketing plan

·Managing of new business through portfolio presentation and networking

·Maintaining the business website through regular news and photographic updates

·Issuing of press releases

·Effective management of third party production agencies and suppliers in order to ensure effective delivery

·Design and art direction of various events and projects, assuring that they are in line with the client’s ideas and values

Education

Sep 2010Present

Master

Montclair State University
Jan 2009Jun 2009

Certificate

Varsity College

Successful companies ensure that they develop, implement and maintain a sustained and focused public relations strategy with a view to maintaining good relationships with their employees, suppliers and customers. This is achieved inter alia through internal and external promotions, organising and/or sponsoring events and functions, as well as building and maintaining good relationships with the media. In short, public relations allows for organisations and the people with which they interact to enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship.

This short learning programme teaches not only the theoretical aspects of public relations, but also provides the hands-on skills needed to understand the practice of public relations. It not only prepares students for a career in public relations, but also opens doors into the world of journalism, marketing, promotions and event management.

Aug 2002May 2006

Bachelor of Arts

New York University

I attended New York University from 2002 to 2006, where I majored in Anthropology and Linguistics, and minored in Chemistry.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop
I am proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Indesign. I have extensive design experience, that ranges from promotional material such as email campaigns, datasheets, and catalogs, to websites.
Microsoft Office
I am adept in all aspects of Microsoft Office.

References

Christine Lemesianou

Dr. Lemesianou and I have have been working together on a variety of projects since I began my Masters program and Montclair State University.

Certifications

Certificate of Completion: SAP 101

Michael Management Corporation

Certificate in Public Relations

Public Relations Insitute of Southern Africa

Curriculum Vitae

Writing Portfolio

My Blog

Summary

I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Public and Organizational Relations, thus I am well versed in research techniques, familiar with blogging, great with client relations, and above all, I am flexible and a fast learner. I am passionate about marketing and PR, and I would like to utilize the skills I am honing in my Masters program to help create successful campaigns. I have experience in start-up marketing and PR campaigns, as I was the head of marketing for a boutique furniture hire and events company in Cape Town, South Africa. I was responsible for determining the target market, building and maintaining business relationships, as well as creating all of the marketing and promotional material. I am well-versed with Microsoft Office, as well as the Mac operating system.

Objective

I believe that communication is an influence and an unavoidable part of any organization, and one that has the power to positively or negatively effect that organization's image, identity, and productivity. Unfortunately, communication often does not receive enough emphasis, and the internal and external organizational structures suffer.  I am passionate about Public and Organizational Relations and Marketing, and I aspire to bring awareness to the power of strategic communication skills in all sectors.  We live in a world in constant development; technology is changing the way that we communicate, and has the power to reach markets that we previously never believed possible.  I want to help organizations harness these resources, and teach them how to better their internal climate, as well as increase their scope and productivity.

Professional Associations

New York Women In Communications

Dates: November 2011 - Present

Status: Member

Public Relations Society of America

Dates: September 2010 - Present

Status: Member

New Jersey Communication Association

Dates: January 2011 - Present

Status: Member

Recognitions: Presenter at the annual 2011 conference

National Communication Association

Dates: January 2010 - Present

Status: Member

Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa

Dates: January 2009 - Present

Status: Member