Summary

As a public relations student in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, I look forward to entering the industry upon graduation in spring 2011. I hope to work in a variety of fields, ranging from public affairs to entertainment, and would be quite happy on either coast. Until then, I will be working toward completing my Clark Honors College thesis about social media and politics.

Below are samples of my professional and academic work. I have also listed my professional and educational experience.

PRSSA

Rocky Pointe Marina

Jewish Student Union

Relevant School Work

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Chapter President

Public Relations Student Society of America

• Oversee all PRSSA activities and personnel, including the executive board, three subcommittees, and 48 members • Managed for all internal and external communication, facilitating relationships between our members and the national organization and the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon • Supervised on-campus promotions for clients such as Comcast and USA Network, which generated more than $3,000 in fundraising • Participated in leadership and industry workshops at the National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Dec 2010 - Present

Consultant

Rocky Pointe Marina

• Wrote news release for Rocky Pointe Marina, which resulted in newspaper and online coverage.

Mar 2011 - Present

Communications Intern

Oregon Office of the Governor

• Monitored social media channels, including the Facebook fan page and Twitter account • Created a strategic social media plan with the communications staff • Assisted in the production of photography and video content for the governor’s Facebook fan page and Twitter account

Jun 2007 - Aug 2009

Salesperson

Nordstrom

• Recognized as a top seller by store manager • Sold an average of $2,000 worth of merchandise each day and opened at least two accounts per month • Applied directive selling techniques by facilitating the customer conversation, using the right vocabulary and creating a conducive environment • Exceeded customer service standards by going out of the way for customers, such as making dinner reservations, and received customer feedback letters for exceptional service • Placed in day manager position on an ad hoc basis • Took the initiative to mentor four new employees

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Related Courses: Strategic Writing & Media Relations Principles of Public Relations Information Gathering Visual Communications Mass Media & Society

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

El Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro