Ashley Morris

Ashley Morris

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Public Relations Intern

The Cowley Group

  • Organize & promote events for non-profit organizations 
  • Three current projects: 
    • Promoting a community-wide Easter egg roll 
    • Laying groundwork for child development symposium in Fall 2011 
    • Conducting marketing research for new website promoting downtown Waco, Texas
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Public Relations & Marketing Intern

The Dwyer Group, Mr. Rooter Corporation
  • E-mail marketing campaign: wrote content for campaign to be used by franchise sales department

  • External media relations: write press releases, pitch stories to the media via phone & e-mail, build media lists in Cision
  • Internal media relations: Write content for corporate monthly e-newsletter, contribute feature stories & biographies of new franchisees to Mr. Rooter’s quarterly magazine, the Pipeline
  • Social media: update Mr. Rooter’s corporate Twitter account & the Mrs. Rooter blog
Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Intern for Senator Richard Burr

United States Senate
  • Conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol to families & organizations
  • Entered constituent data into Capitol Correspond
  • Attended and recorded the events of Senate hearings
  • Handled constituent services via phone & mail
  • Assisted with special projects
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Advertising Sales Representative

The Baylor Lariat

  • Top salesperson Fall 2009
  • Created and maintained relationships with clients while determining the best method to make their       businesses more marketable to students, parents, faculty, staff & alumni at Baylor University through print advertisements, coupons & inserts in the school paper

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

B.A.

Baylor University

Skills

Skills

Computer Systems

  Mac OS/X Windows XP    

Microsoft Office

Word Excel Powerpoint Entourage

Database Software

    FileMaker Pro Cision Capitol Correspond    

Design/Creative

    InDesign Photoshop Bridge iMovie iPhoto    

Summary

Exploring, engaging, creating. Those are the three words that have defined the past few years of my life. From white water rafting in the jungles of Mexico to climbing - to climbing to the top of Scarborough Castle - to giving tours of the U.S. Capitol - life has given me the pleasant opportunity to evolve into a more cultured, well-rounded individual.

I feed off of people - there's nothing more rewarding than to be able to just listen to someone and offer them intelligent feedback. Traveling and meeting dozens of new people over the past few years has taught me how to be more open to ideas different from my own.

My family loves me for who I am and supports me in my search for a career in public relations in Washington, D.C. My desire is to work for a political PR firm to gain experience through an array of assignments with different clients and then work abroad for either an international PR firm or in the communications department at a U.S. embassy. London is at the top of my list.

The next few months will be spent searching for a job I will love, while enjoying every moment with my college friends. As much as I will miss these beautiful people who have, over the past four years, helped shape me into a better person, I'm ready for a new setting, different experiences and greater challenges.

Interest

Politics, Writing, Traveling, Cooking, Working Out, Antiques, Trees