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Education

Skills

Writing
Adobe Indesign
Microsoft Office
AP Style
Social Media

Work Examples

Recommendation Letter

Past Communications and Events Experience

Marketing Communications Intern

Oklahoma Chapter MS Society, May-November 2010

  • Designed brochures and direct mailing materials for clients using InDesign CS4
  • Collaborated with multiple departments to plan fundraising events
  • Built a media database to improve story-pitching efforts
  • Conducted product market research to develop fundraising efforts

Senior Reporter

The Daily O’Collegian, August 2010-May 2011

Executive Director, Philanthropic Softball Tournament

Kappa Delta Sorority, April 2009-April 2010

  • Coordinated logistics of weekend tournament, invested about 350 hours of personal time to raise about $28,000 for Prevent Child Abuse America and Stillwater Domestic Violence Services
  • Supervised the actions and delegated responsibilities of eight internal committees to utilize and motivate all 140 members of the chapter
  • Managed social media tools and worked with local media to raise public awareness about the tournament and to recruit the 26 participating teams
  • Budgeted and tracked expenses, recorded incoming donations including 248 letter campaign donations totaling $21,255

Girl Scout Activities Chairperson

Kappa Delta Sorority, November 2008-December 2010

  • Implemented confidence building activities with local girl scout troops including: a father-daughter dance, a rock star themed lock-in, a murder mystery themed lock-in, a safe Halloween trick-or-treating event and a career information seminar
  • Hosted anti-bullying workshops

London Study Abroad Experience

School of Media and Strategic Communications, July 2010

  • Learned the importance of tailoring global messages to local audiences
  • Visited agencies to see the design and implementation of communication campaigns

Professional Development and Leadership

  • Strategic Communications in London Study Abroad experience
  • PRSSA member
  • OSU Homecoming Steering Committee philanthropy co-chair
  • Orange Peel Production Committee member
  • Stillwater Domestic Violence Services trained volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer

Current Business Communications Experience

Strategic Communications Campaign Creative Director

Prevent Blindness Oklahoma, January-May 2012

  • Develop a year-long, renewable communications campaign to strengthen relationships between Prevent Blindness Oklahoma and its key publics including: donors, schools, students and parents
  • Design primary research plan to gain customer insight through one-on-one interviews
  • Research the charity nonprofit industry and current Prevent Blindness Oklahoma business practices to compile a situational analysis

Supporting Emerging Enterprise Consultant

Morgan Interior Accents, January-May 2012

  • Analyze an emerging artist’s business using an entrepreneurial business framework
  • Identify innovative solutions for Morgan Interior Accents to leverage resources, generate higher profitability and create more value for its customers
  • Prepare meeting agendas and conduct weekly meetings with Morgan Interior Accents to foster trust and facilitate communication 

Public Relations Student Assistant

OSU Student Union Marketing Department, August 2011-May 2012

  • Manage social media platforms via Hootesuite to facilitate two-way communication and interaction with about 2,400 Twitter followers and Facebook fans
  • Generate news releases and gain media coverage in The Daily O'Collegian, Stillwater Newspress and OSU Communications
  • Create monthly internal newsletter through InDesign CS5

Publicity Chair

Reformed University Fellowship, January 2010-May 2012

  • Managed Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • Promoted and coordinate logistics for on-campus events

Prospective Student Ambassador Vice President- Publications

School of Media and Strategic Communications, August 2011-May 2012

  • Conducted tours of the school for prospective students and their parents
  • Compiled publication materials to use at school recruiting events

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Qualifications Highlights

  • Experienced with diverse clients
  • Effective communicator
  • Strong writer and fluent in AP Style
  • Skilled in a variety of social media