Elaine Seay

Elaine Seay

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Sports Public Relations

Oklahoma State University

I am a junior at Oklahoma State, majoring in sports public relations.  The following courses are relevant to my experience/knowledge of public relations overall.

SPRING 2010

  • Media and Society:  About the media and their effect on our culture and the relevance of human diversity in mass communications.
  • Reporting: How to think and write like a journalist, practice in writing news and feature stories and news releases and applying AP skills.

FALL 2009

  • Media Style and Structure: Associated Press style of writing, high-five elements and various writing styles.

Language Proficiency Exam: 90%

  • Sports Media: History of sports and the media, women in sports journalism and the emergence of sports throughout different types of media. 
  • Principles of Public Relations: Basics of public relations, practice with news releases, interaction with public officials and interaction with people.

FALL 2010

  • Sports Public Relations
  • Public Relations Communication Methods

SPRING 2010

  • Advanced Sports Public Relations
  • Event Planning and Communication
  • Mass Communication Law

OTHER:

  • Member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)
  • Member of Panhellenic Public Relations Committee
  • Public Relations Chair for my sorority: Alpha Chi Omega

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Jul 2010

Public Relations Intern

Tulsa Sports Commission

As an intern, I gained hands-on experience with event planning and execution, advertising collateral and social media.  This internship gave me an insight on the many skills necessary to be successful within a public relations department.  Fortunately, this internship also enforced that sports public relations is the exact profession that I want to be engaged in.

Jan 2010 - May 2010

Layout Designer

The Daily O'Collegian Newspaper

As a layout designer, I worked once a week with one other designer, designing up to eight pages.  I gained experience with both InDesign and Photoshop.