To obtain an engaging internship to utilize my creative, innovative and analytical nature while applying the communication skills developed to cultivate a career in the public relations industry.


Reading, Cooking, Cottaging


Sep 2008 - Present

Public Relations Advanced Diploma Program

Humber College

Courses Included:

  • Corporate & International PR                        Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Fund Raising                                                    Change Management
  • Writing Lab 1-5                                                 Media Relations
  • Special Event Planning                                  Marketing Research
  • Public Affairs                                                    Communication Planning           
  • Dean's List    2008-present
  • Nominated for a Humber College Student Appreciation Award    2010             

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Cashier and Merchandiser

Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Completed customer transactions while promoting the use, membership, and advantages of the Optimum point’s card while dealing with concerns of those in line.
Mar 2010 - Present

Event Assistant

Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative
  • Researched potential auction items tailored to Wine, Dine and Pine guests' demographics.  Approached local businesses seeking donations for the fund raiser and facilitated the gifts.
  • Assisted in set-up and tear-down at two Mosquitos & Mojitos fund raising events. Manned the drink and raffle ticket tables, facilitated silent auction and product sales during the event.
  • Supported event planners with on-site errands and signage set-up at the Cottage Classic Golf Tournament.Encouraged golfers and informed guests about the evening’s schedule.
  • Promoted the organization and up-coming fund raising initiatives at the Spring Cottage Life Show.
Nov 2010 - Present

Public Relations Committee Member

Brain Injury Association of Canada

·Currently developing a media kit to promote the Hawaiian Oyster Odyssey fund raiser.

Jul 2010 - Present

On-Set Assistant & Guest Liason

And the Beat Goes On TV.com

·Greeted performing artists and interviewees, liasing between guests and online TV host.

·Ensured guests completed broadcast waivers and hot topic interview forms prior to filming.

Dec 2009 - Apr 2010

Decor Subcommittee Member

Humber College Special Events Planning

2010 Humber College Art Show:

  • Assisted creating ‘eARTh Matters’ themed proposal for the
  • Researched and visioned décor concept, presenting to clients throughout the process.
  • Innovatively decorated two locations utilizing current resources and recycled materials to compliment the environmentaly conscious theme and objective of the event.



Public Speaking

Background in theatre performance. Persuasive and impactful public speaker. Confident presenter

Social Media

Started a blog: "Today at My Doorstep," commentating on articles I read in the newspaper. Monitor Twitter multiple times daily, follow topics and tweet @AmberMurfy.


Past experience teaching and peer tutoring drama classes Take on leadership role in group projects Facilitated a 10 person focus group for marketing research

Public Relations Writing

News releases, media alerts, backgrounders, biographies, speeches, Matte stories, advetorials, features and e-mail pitches.

Computer (Microsoft Office)

Expert  at creating and enhancing Word Documents and Power Point presentations. Experience working with Excel spreadsheets using formulas.