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Education

Aug 2006Present

Bachelor of Arts

James Madison University

Minor: Music Industry

  • GPA: 3.406 (cumulative), 3.515 (concentration), 3.540 (minor)
  • Dean's List Fall 2008, Spring 2009 and Fall 2009

Related Course Work:

  • Advanced Public Relations Writing 
  • Visual Public Relations
  • Public Relations Research
  • Public Relations Management
  • Public Relations Campaigns
  • Artist Management
  • Marketing of Recorded Music
  • Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
  • Concert Production & Promotion

Work experience

Aug 2009May 2010

Publicity Student Assistant

Career & Academic Planning - James Madison University

Assisted staff members in the office of Career & Academic Planning with the design of campusmarketing materials in a variety of mediums, such as Adobe CS4 InDesign and Photoshop aswell as using social networking tools

Nov 2007May 2009

Sales Associate/Cash Handler

Appointed as a "cash handler" in May 2008 to audit individual registers and count the store deposit at closing, also learned how to handle multiple tasks while working in a fast-paced environment during both holiday seasons 2007 & 2008.

References

Aimee Bateas

Mollie served as Historian for the James Madison University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). She was organized, reliable and always offered help in manners that exceeded her job description. I could count on Mollie to be a point person for the countless tasks that PRSSA requires. Any company would be lucky to have Mollie on board. She is ambitious and goes above and beyond in all her work.

Barbara Daniel

Ms. Crist was a valued member of the Career and Academic Planning Media Committee offering creative, innovative and insightful strategies to market our programs and services for students at JMU. Mollie volunteered additional assistance to the university's Student Affairs Diversity Council when I worked with her to promote a Brown Bag lunch series focused on current, diversity issues impacting our study body. Mollie was professional, timely, positive and created highly effective visual promotional materials. She is a pleasure to work with, bringing enthusiasm, excellent skills and an innovative spirit. I would highly recommend your consideration of Mollie Crist as a candidate in your organization.

Kristina Allen

Mollie is a bright, young public relations professional who would be an asset to any organization. She is extremely creative as evidenced in her written and design work. Additionally, I witnessed first hand Mollie's ability to take the lead in her Come Recommended projects. She was tasked with putting together a plan for our Multi-Generational Awareness Week, and really took the reigns on the project. She not only stayed on top of her own work for the project, but kept her fellow team mates on task as well. I highly recommend Mollie for any future positions she seeks.

Skills

French
Basic comprehension
Knowledge of both Mac and PC Operating Systems
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Social Media - including Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, etc.
Microsoft Office 2008
Adobe InDesign CS4

My Resume

Interests

- Music

- Public Relations

- Event Planning

- Promotion

- Concert Production

- Artist Relations

- Artist Management

- Fashion

- Digital Photography

- Design

- Travel and Tourism

Activities

  • Public Relations Student Society of America, JMU Chapter - (February 2009 - May 2010)- Founding Member, Events Committee Member, Promotions Committee Member, Executive Board Member (Historian 2009-2010)
  • Lambda Pi Eta, James Madison University's Communications Honor Society - (September 2008 - May 2010)

Profile

A creative communicator and social media enthusiast with experience in traditional and virtualcommunication platforms. Pursuing a career involving interaction and integration of public relations,marketing, client services and Web 2.0.

Career Goals & Qualifications

Career Goals: to work in an innovative, creative, cutting edge public relations, marketing, or social media position where I can enhance my writing, design, promotional and strategic skills and knowledge. Qualifications: - A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Music Industry- Two internships, one in event planning and one in corporate communications in the broadcast media industry.- An executive board position with the James Madison University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America- Experience in the music industry working as an agent for PulseFX Productions- Experience in social media, corporate communications, event planning, and promotions

Experience

Event Planning Intern, Come Recommended, January 2010-May 2010• Conceptualized virtual events, including webinars, online panel discussions and podcast series.Wrote weekly for an intern blog, promoted events via Twitter, researched for campaigns and ebooksthat were published by the Founder and President.

• Created a proposal for virtual street teams in order to promote the company nationally with twofellow interns. Led a team to create a plan for a Multi-Generational Awareness Week event.

Student Publicity Assistant, Career & Academic Planning-James Madison University, August 2009-May 2010• Utilized Adobe Creative Suite InDesign and Photoshop to design promotional materials for theoffice, including flyers and brochures. Promoted events by writing content for bulk emails and theCareer & Academic Planning website.• Consulted with multiple members of the office staff to generate ideas and promotionalconcepts for events.

Booking Agent, PulseFX Productions, August 2009-December 2009• Presented large-scale and local entertainment for the surrounding Harrisonburg, VA community,developed grassroots marketing plans for events.• Interacted with artist booking agents, managers and venue representatives.

Corporate Communications/Public Relations Intern, WVPT-Virginia’s Public Television, May 2009-August 2009• Compiled press releases, edited video for station promos, pitched events to local media, createdpress kits, edited copy for the WVPT viewer newsletter and assited with the coordination ofstation events.Historian, Public Relations Student Society of America-James Madison University Chapter, April 2009-May 2010• Managed over 100 members with fellow executive board members.• Co-created the first version of the JMU PRSSA online newsletter. Directly worked with Edelmanpublic relations professionals to plan a visit for 20 members to their Washington, D.C. offices.