Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Present

Personal Assistant/Public Relations Coordinator

Julie's Outdoor Enhancement & Design Inc.

I work as a personal assistant to a small business landscaping owner who serviced 1,000 plus homes in the Outer Banks. I assist the owner when meeting new clients and I also am personally sent out to meet new clients and used interpersonal skills to develop a larger client base. I also serve as a public relations coordinator in sending bulk emails, letters, and holiday promotions. While in the office, I gained experience using Microsoft Outlook, and QuickBooks software. I processed monthly bills, finances, and invoices. 

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

Longwood University

In May, I graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational Communications and Public Relations. I feel that I have had a well-rounded education at Longwood which has made me confident in my ability to succeed in the job field because of the nature of the coursework and classroom structure. I have taken unique insight, knowledge and experience from each of my courses. In my Applied Organizational Communications course, we conducted a semester long audit of an on-campus organization. At the end of the semester, we provided our client with a professional written report and presentations high lighting the areas of strength, weakness and opportunity for improvement. In this course, I learned the importance of collaboration in styles of research, as we incorporated surveys, interviews and observational analysis. In my Organizational Communications course, we planned a fund raiser for a local non-profit organization; and in my Persuasion Theory course, we applied different methods of persuasion to develop a campus wide campaign about STD awareness. Currently, I am working on my senior thesis which examines the relationship between fantasy football and fan loyalty as they co-exist.

Skills

Skills

Event Planning

My primary experience with event planning was during my Organizational Communications course where we were assigned to plan an fund raising event for a local non-profit organization. For this assignment, I along with five other classmates chose Farmville's local S.P.C.A. My position in the group was co-team leader. We gained experience in writing press releases, communicating contracts and negotiations with local vendors, maintaining a professional and beneficial relationship with our client, and identifying our target market. Other experience I have with event planning is through my position in my sorority as vice president of public relations and recruitment. For this position, I had to maintain an on-going relationship with University officials, sorority alumni, potential new members, our national head-quarters, and serve as a leader to my chapter throughout recruitment. For the year I held the position, I planned two recruitment's in which quota was met, and three open houses.

Auditing

I gained experience auditing in fall of 2009 when in my Applied Organizational Communications course, I, along with four other classmates conducted a semester long audit of an on campus organization. At the end of the semester, we provided our client with a professional report and presentation on the areas of strength, weakness and opportunities for improvement. The course challenged us to assess organizational patterns and styles within the organization by applying communication theories. My position in our group was co-team leader. As team leader, our contract required the following responsibilities: determine upcoming tasks and alert members of important events, make sure member roles are being fulfilled, ensure tasks are assigned, assist members in problem solving, moderate group attitudes and cooperation, and to ensure projects are completed prior to deadlines to allow time for thorough editing, review and feedback.

Interest

I enjoy traveling- seeing new places and meeting new faces, Comedy, Sports, and learning random facts.

Summary

I am a recent May 2011 graduate from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies concentrated  in Organizational Communication and Public Relations. I feel confident heading into an occupation because of my educational experience at Longwood. I am seeking an entry level job in management, marketing or advertising.