Jessica Mc Kain

Jessica Mc Kain


My name is Jessica (but please just call me Jessi), I am a student at the University of Oregon, majoring in public relations and minoring in biology.  I am in my final year of my undergraduate degree; I couldn't be more excited to move into "the real world" and finally put all of my knowledge to use. 

I am a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, where I am on the communications team.  The communications team is currently focusing on rebranding the UO PRSSA image and maintaing social media outlets.  I am on a team of five participating in the nation-wide competition conducted by PRSSA, called the Bateman Case Study. (Read more about the Bateman case study here.)  For my final undergraduate term, I've been accepted into a program called the Portland Senior Experience.  This means that during spring 2011 I will be living in Portland, going to school, and gaining more professional experience.

I am a driven and organized individual that truly enjoys the field of public relations.  I am interested in agency and in-house public relations and my favorite aspect of public relations is the social media element.  

Through my schooling, I have used social media press release sites (such as pitch engine), I have analyzed public relations campaigns, I have written public relations plans, and I have written social media proposals.  You can check out some of my work below.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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Work History

Work History
Nov 2008 - Present

Front Desk Consultant

Business Technology Center, University of Oregon

I have maintained a position at the Miles and Eleanor McKay Business Technology Center, in the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business, while being enrolled in school full-time.  Some of the duties I perform as a front desk consultant are:

  • Consult with students, aiding with technology inquiries
  • Consult with faculty of the University of Oregon, troubleshoot with computers and classroom help
  • Edit copy of "How to" signage for clarity, such as, How to Map Your "M" Drive
  • Communicate effectively with stressed students and faculty to provide a pleasant and helpful experience
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Marketing/Public Relations Intern

Oregon International Air Show

At the Oregon International Air Show my duties extended past my title.  In this fast-paced environment I learned how to perform expected duties, while helping out wherever I was needed.  The long hours included weekends, where I would set up booths and hand out collateral and more on the Air Show's behalf.  At the end of it all, I was exhausted, but I couldn't have been happier with my experience.  Some of my duties included:

  • Updated website with copy, photographs, links and more
  • Maintained Facebook presence and managed MailChimp account to send email blasts to customers, volunteers, and sponsors
  • Aided in copy and design for collateral while communicated with a remote contract design team
  • Managed local television, radio, and print media to execute a timely media schedule and comply with sponsor contractual agreements
  • Excelled under continuous pressure of multiple deadlines on concurrent tasks
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009


Eco International

At Eco International, I aided in the beginning stages of establishing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

  • Aided in registering and following up with federal paperwork to claim nonprofit status with the United States government
  • Wrote the Bylaws for the company, 14 pages in total and had to be submitted to the federal government for nonprofit status
  • Communicated with the Board of Directors and organized meetings
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Class Act Event Coordinators

At Class Act Event Coordinators my largest roll was during the 58 annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival.  I was placed in the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce's office facilitating the Chamber's needs and Class Act duties while aiding in the three day event.  Some of my general duties at Class Act Event Coordinators were:

  • Layout of event space to manage traffic flow for optimum participation
  • Acted as hostess



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