Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

Longwood University

I am expecting to earn my B.A. in Communication Studies, with a concentration in Mass Media, along with a minor in Professional Writing, in May 2011.

Summary

My name is Laura Beth Stricker, and I intend to graduate in May 2011 with a degree in Communication Studies: Mass Media, with a minor in Professional Writing.  Working to earn this degree over the last four years has given me countless valuable skills, as well as broadened my interests and passions.

I would love to work in an environment where I can continue to broaden my writing and editing skills, while learning more about the business world. I hope to earn a master's in business administration by the spring of 2016, with a concentration in either marketing or management. 

Some of these skills include, but are not limited to:

-PC and Mac Operating Systems

-Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

-Adobe InDesign, Quark, Photoshop

-GarageBand audio editing software

-Podcast Studio Kit

-Final Cut Express video editing software

-Sony DVC video cameras

-Blogging through Blogger and WordPress

-Advanced writing and reporting-Advanced editing and copy editing

-Advanced oral and written communications

-Creating technical, contract, bid, and design documents

I hope to one day become a published novelist, travel the world, and help make a difference through writing, editing, or filming. 

Desired Positions

The New York Times Company Shared Services Center

Ad Service & Production Representative

The New York Times Shared Services Center, located in downtown Norfolk, is currently recruiting for Ad Service & Production Representatives.  Primary responsibilities include:
  • fulfillment of all orders for internal and external customers
  • all duties related to advertising customer service
  • order entry
  • billing
  • trafficking
  • ad processing
Must be customer-focused, flexible, and able to deliver desired results with minimal supervision.  Excellent written and verbal skills and demonstrated attention to detail required. Working knowledge of MAC, Adobe Photoshop, In Design and Illustrator a plus.  Must be able to work shifts and weekends.  Two years experience in advertising order entry, sales, or processing; billing/credit collections; or customer service preferred. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maverick Promotions Event / Promotion Marketing Specialist - Entry Level

We are a leading Event / Promotions and Planning firm in the Virginia Beach area.  We are looking for innovative, team-oriented individuals who enjoy working with others and maintaining relationships with our prestigious clientele.Purpose of Position The main focus of this position is to promote our clients brand names by developing and supporting field marketing programs. You will work closely with other Event Marketing Specialists, and corporate marketing and sales organizations to support sales activities (shows, events, campaigns, etc) and utilize your marketing expertise to help develop and execute marketing programs that will increase demand and drive revenue. Primary Duties

  • Impacts sales results by developing, supporting and executing field marketing and segment activities.
  • Executes Marketing campaigns and Plans Events depending on expertise. 
  • Works with various corporate/field marketing managers to determine appropriate customized programs and strategies for various market segments.
  • Provides coordination and project management to ensure event success. 
  • Publicizes event and works with Account Development to raise awareness and drive high levels of attendance and participation by targeted audience.
Skills and Knowledge 
  • 1-2 years experience or training in marketing or sales preferred, but willing to make exceptions for the right candidate
  • Experience in customer service or other people-oriented fields desired
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills 
  • Ability to work independently and and contribute in a team environment 
  • Desire to succeed