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Work experience

Events/Marketing/Public Relations Intern

Australian Museum Members

Created over 15 event flyers and wrote monthly newsletters e-mailed to 12,000+ membersOrganized, promoted and coordinated 5+ events / introduced speakers at events

Oct 2010Present

Editor

Herzog Transit Services Inc.

Edit quarterly newsletter for grammar and style using AP style guidelines

Review newsletters content and design

Aug 2010Present

Area Representative Intern

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Organize and host leadership meetings and FCA related eventsRequired to raise $2,000 for FCA support

Aug 2008Present

Resident Assistant

Missouri Western State University

Mentor 32 students in a residence hall

Assist students with scheduling, roommate conflicts, homesickness and other adjustment issues

Remain calm while resolving student issues

Jan 2008Present

Certified Trainer/Server

Olive Garden

Certified trainer for new and current team members Use strong listening skills to provide excellent customer service

May 2010Aug 2010

Account Coordinator Intern

The Wellington Group: Events, Marketing, Meetings & Incentives

Worked with clients to develop strategic communication plans to meet their objectivesWrote and designed multiple presentations, fact sheets and other communication pieces Implemented events such as sales meetings, client events and incentive tripsCollaborated with communications coordinator to develop creative materials

Dec 2008May 2010

Director of Communications

Missouri Western State University

Recorded Senate meeting minutes and authored/co-authored legislationPlanned and implemented the annual student organization awards banquet

Education

Jan 2008Present

Speech Communication

Missouri Western State University

Skills

News Media
Adobe Illustrator
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator for design purposes
Microsoft Office
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, etc

References

Robert Vartabedian

Dr. Vartabedian was my commencement speech coach before I gave the first student commencement speech at Western.

Joan Wells

Joan was my supervisor at the Wellington Group.

Ken Rosenauer

Dr. Rosenauer has been labeled a "copy-editing expert" and has been my professor for several courses since 2009.

Portfolio

Summary

I am a young PR professional with more work and life experience than the average recent graduate.  I will be moving to Tulsa in early June.  Looking forward to it!

Interest

Social media for PR, the outdoors, volleyball and family.

Activities & Honors

Selected as the Missouri Western State University Fall 2010 Commencement Speaker

Recipient of three scholarships based on academics and extracurricular activities

Co-Chair/Public Relations & Programming Chair 2009 Heartland Resident Assistant Conference

Created, along with team members, new campus service project raising $6,100 for local food bank