Summary

I am a senior at Purdue University majoring in public relations and rhetorical advocacy with a minor in Spanish language and literature. I am graduating in May 2011 and looking for a company I can invest in.

I have relevant experience in agency, research and fundraising/development in the fields of education, health and non-profits. Through my education, I have developed traditional skills, but I also have a passion for social media, nontraditional outlets and grassroots campaigns. I am confident these practical skills will translate to my career and help me excel in the future.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Present

Editorial Intern - Creative Services

Purdue Office of Marketing and Media
  • Interpreted and marketed the Purdue brand and "Makers, All" campaign to multiple audiences
  • Collaborated with clients and design team to develop strategic marketing plans
  • Initiated and produced copy for marketing materials including banners, fliers and banners
  • Drafted press releases and features for newsletters, magazines and the university's online news service
May 2010 - Present

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Purdue Department of Communication
  • Evaluated and measured Indiana's H1N1 vaccination campaign for the Indiana State Dept. of Health and the Center for Disease Control
  • Tested tailored health messages as a form of intervention and persuasion
  • Independently presented and discussed recent research at poster sessions and conferences
  • Assisted in the writing of scholarly journal articles for publication
Nov 2008 - Nov 2009

Philanthropy Chair

Delta Delta Delta
  • Planned and executed three large fundraising events
  • Promoted events through press releases, fliers, Facebook and Twitter
  • Succeeded in raising around $20,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

Purdue University

Unique Coursework:

  • Introduction to New Media
  • Writing for the Mass Media
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Strategic Health Communication
  • Spanish minor

Awards:

  • Dean's List: Seven consecutive semesters
  • 2011 Distinguished Senior in Communication
  • Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

Activities:

  • Delta Delta Delta, Gamma Iota
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • American Advertising Federation
  • College Mentors for Kids
  • Ayuda y Aprende Spanish Service Learning