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Education

Sep 2009Dec 2011

B.A.

University of Southern California

  • Dean's List: Spring 2010-Present
  • Major GPA: 3.86
  • Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Advertising, Argumentation and Advocacy, Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communication, Public Communication Campaigns, Communication and Social Science, Communication and Mass Media, Rhetoric and the Public Sphere, Communication and Culture

Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Undergraduate Associate, Corporate Communications

The Walt Disney Company

  • Serve as community manager and head blogger for Disney's Internal Communications Community, resulting in a 43% increase in membership and a 235% increase in viewership for the site in one quarter
  • Develop digital marketing strategies for internal social media platforms that enhance proprietary systems’ brand awareness, achieving a 120% growth in viewership for key internal websites in four months
  • Oversee key employee and company-wide systems (SAP) communications through writing two articles for a monthly newsletter seen by 100,000+ employees
  • Increase efficiency for a team of five through the design and execution of an editorial calendar
Dec 2009Dec 2010

Warner Brothers Representative

Terry Hines & Associates

  • Managed five social media accounts via HootSuite to promote films for clients including CBS Films, Universal Pictures, and Focus Features
  • Coordinated and supervised a team of 15 interns to produce weekly promotional events for new Warner Bros. media, capitalizing on publicity across Southern California college campuses
  • Secured prizing from external vendors that increased promotional value for over 20 feature films such as Easy A, Sex and the City 2, and The Back-up Plan
Sep 2009Dec 2010

Multimedia Assistant

USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Oversaw daily operations of USC Annenberg's main computer and technology lab
  • Provided superior customer service and assistance to visiting faculty and students
  • Fulfilled administrative duties such as quality control of lab technology, work station scheduling, and phone call handling 
  • Pulled footage from CNN newswires for Annenberg TV News
Oct 2004Aug 2009

Anchor

Lradou News

  • Wrote and reported news stories on Armenian political, economic, and social issues
  • Served as the youngest anchor in a team of seven to conduct live interviews with Pasadena community officials and leaders
  • Produced Talent Search, a segment which increased youth involvement and viewership of the news program
May 2008Aug 2008

Media and Marketing Intern

OmniPeace

  • Improved company’s marketing strategies through spearheading and managing Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger accounts, gaining over 500 followers in one quarter
  • Created proposals for prospective collaborations with companies such as Converse and Evian Produced
  • OmniPeace’s first “Ambassador Handbook,” increasing brand awareness and recognition within key target audiences

References

Paula Patnoe-Woodley

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Christpher Swan

Summary

I am currently a student at the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. I will be graduating in December 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. I am dedicated to developing and broadening my knowledge about the multiple facets of the entertainment industry, specifically within internal communications, human resources, promotions, and social media. I hope to pursue a career in internal communications, public relations, or marketing upon graduation.

Specialties

Updating publicityreportingonline.com, vast knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), blogging (livelovelosangeles.blogspot.com), Microsoft Office programs, Apple programs, Filemaker Pro, SharePoint, Adobe Photoshop, and type 60-70 WPM. Proficiency in SAP software. Fluent in Armenian. Conversational in Spanish and Italian

Leadership and Awards

  • Disney's "EFP Incredible Award," April 2011
  • President, USC Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) 
  • Research Assistant,Gender Disparity on Screen and Behind the Camera in Family Films
  • Senate Representative, Alpha Gamma Alpha, Inc.
  • USC Transfer Dean’s Scholarship
  • Margaret Farrer Memorial Scholarship
  • Member, Social Media Breakfast LA