Kelsey Helgeson

Kelsey Helgeson



I am a recent graduate of the University of Oregon. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Journalism and Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a Spanish minor.

My passion for communication and the written word has grown and developed through my studies and internships in the past four years. I am confident that my education and extracurricular activities have prepared me for a career in strategic communication and public relations.

I am currently looking for career opportunities, and would love  to work for a company or organization that I can grow with. 

Outside of the professional world, I'm an outdoor enthusiast with a love of skiing and white-water rafting. I love to travel and hope to see every corner of the world one day. 

Please take a moment to view my portfolio. I appreciate your time and consideration. Please contact me with any questions or potential opportunities.



Work experience

Work experience
Apr 2010 - Present

Media Intern

Mindy Lockard Gracious Living

--Wrote and edited content for the WifeStyle Conference website. (

--Edited, managed and distributed invoices, contracts and presentations for etiquette events and seminars. 

--Designed a press kit that was distributed to University of Oregon sororities and resulted in scheduled events. 

Jun 2008 - Present

Floating Teller

Rogue Federal Credit Union

--Provide exceptional customer service with member focused solutions. 

--Worked in a fast-paced environment, assist members with processing transactions. 

--Handled confidential matters and documents. 

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

Volunteer Coordinator/Dispatcher

Safe Ride

--Assisted in the re-branding of the Assault Prevention Shuttle to Safe Ride and yielded two articles in the Oregon Daily Emerald. 

--Supervise, recruit and train over 40 volunteers each term.

--Significantly increased volunteer retention through the creating and implementation of volunteer rewards and appreciation programs. 

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011

Public Relations Associate

Eugene Women's Half Marathon

As part of a Public Relations Campaigns course work through the University of Oregon, I worked with the Eugene Women's Half Marathon. My work with this organization included:

--Researching and writing a strategic Public Relations plan to drive race and volunteer participation.

--Conducting primary research of past participants via a survey that yielded over 500 responses. 

--Recruiting new sponsors and partners for the event. 

Jan 2010 - Mar 2010


The Ulum Group

--Assisted with the implementation of media campaigns and achieved placements in the Eugene Register Guard. 

--Completed background research for media campaigns. 

--Drafted press releases and media pitches for clients.  


Sep 2007 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon



Microsoft Office

Spanish Language

Media Pitching

Media Kits

Press Releases

Customer Service

Social Media

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