Interest

Public Relations, Social Media, Event Planning, Travel, Dance, Grammar, Non-Profits, Education, Laughing and Celebrity Gossip.

Objective

 I am a motivated, public relations student ready to find an exciting internship within public relations in the Portland, Oregon area. I have a special interest in consumer public relations. However, I am eager to gain more experience and would be ecstatic to find any type of public relations internship starting in the summer of 2010.  

Summary

I am a student at the University of Oregon studying public relations, communications and business. I am an account executive for Recycle Your Mat, in the process of working on a PR plan for University of Oregon program, Competition Not Conflict and was the public relations intern with Eugene non-profit, NextStep Recycling.  I love being able to take the skills I have learned in the classroom and use them in the real world to help a good cause. I am also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, PRSSA.  I plan to graduate from the University of Oregon in June of 2010 and hopefully find a public relations job in the Portland metro area or wherever the opportunity arises. 

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Present

Student

University of Oregon

I have been a student at the University of Oregon since 2006 and have grown tremendously through out the last three and a half years. When first arriving at the University of Oregon I wanted to be a Business Major but quickly realized that I had a great passion for writing. I have always been a great communicator and a people person, which helped me choose my focus to be public relations. The public relations industry is made up of so many different aspects that I believe I excel in. I love to multi-task, write, plan, organize, and see results with everything I do. Although I came to the U of O, knowing little about the public relations industry my education has prepared me to enter into the real world of PR, which will be happening when I graduate in June of 2010. 

Jan 2010 - Present

Account Executive for Recycle Your Mat

Allen Hall Public Relations

I am apart of the University of Oregon's student ran public relations agency, Allen Hall Public Relations. I am an account executive for the company, Recycle Your Mat:

  • Develop a social media plan including developing a twitter follower list of 100+ people. Sending out targeted pitches to influential bloggers and updating Facebook statuses daily.

  • Generate news releases to gain local and national attention.

  • Plan promotional events to gain local attention where 70+ attended.
Jan 2010 - Present

Public Relations Student Planner

Competition Not Conflict

In the last public relations course of the major, J454: Campaigns, students are each assigned a client to do public relations plans for. Two other team mates and I had the client, Competition Not Conflict, a sports conflict resolution program ran through the University of Oregon's Law School. 

  • Key member of three person PR team in creating strategic long term plan for UO program

  • Created a research report by conducting research that included a targeted focus group and targeted survey

  • Developed a public relations plan which included a detailed timeline and budget along with strategies and tactics to accomplish the organization's overall goal. 
Oct 2008 - Dec 2010

Assistant Intellectual Development

Alpha Chi Omega, University of Oregon

Recognize outstanding women in a chapter of 116 members each week Manage a pre-determined budget set aside for scholarship recognition purposes Communicate and encourage women to continue to succeed in academics

Sep 2009 - Jan 2010

Public Relations Team Member

Ethos Magazine

I was apart of the public relations team for the student ran magazine, Ethos Magazine. 

  • Key team member in planning for magazine release party event in which 120+ people attended

  • Requested and received sponsorship donations from local businesses to distribute at promotional events.

  • Worked within a group of 10 brainstorming promotional ideas and marketing designs.
Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

Public Relations Intern

NextStep Recycling

I was the public relations intern at NextStep Recycling for three months. NextStep Recycling is a Eugene based 501c(3) nonprofit refurbisher/recycler of household and commercial electronic hardware.

  • Wrote, edited and distributed news releases and/or media releases to local media outlets.

  • Planned, organized and executed store grand opening event by assembling two different food donations, three speakers, and four sponsors.

  • Launched and maintained social media sites including twitter grew from zero to 411 followers and Facebook fans from zero to 667 fans
Jun 2007 - Apr 2008

Hostess

Chili's
Greeted and sat customers in a friendly way while promoting the company Used conflict/resolution communication skills when speaking to impatient customers Used organization skills when planning where to seat customers
Apr 2006 - Sep 2007

Sales Associate

Gap Inc
Helped customers in finding what they needed while perfecting communication skills Worked within a team of other employees to reach a sales goal each day

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Present

BS

University of Oregon

I am a Journalism major with an emphasis in public relations. I also am a double minor in business and communications. 

My Portfolio In Process

Skills

Skills

Research

I perfected my research skills with a 100 page research report due for the University of Oregon's, Information Gathering ( Info Hell) course. I also have continually used research skills to find out trends and topics of todays media in each project I take on. 

Social Media Networking

I have continually been active and updated on all social media outlets. I currently have a Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, PROpenMic, and VisualCV. I have also done extensive work with social media on many of my public relations projects and campaigns including starting a Facebook and a Twitter page for NextStep Recycling, and using Twitter as a promotional tool for Recycle Your Mat. I plan to continue to expand my social media knowledge and am enrolled in a social media course to take during my last term here at the University of Oregon.

Indesign

I have been trained in Indesign and developed an entire magazine layout portfolio of a classmate when taking a course in Visual Communications.

Press Release Writing

I have been continually trained in press release writing. Learning how in my public relations writing courses and extensively with my internship at NextStep Recycling. NextStep helped train me in how to write different types of press releases that were distributed to local Eugene news stations.