Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Media Relations Associate

BMO Bank of Montreal

Member of the media relations team within the corporate communications department

Focusing on all external communications deliverables

Building relationships with members of the print, broadcast, online and radio outlets

*This is a four month contract to be completed at the end of December 2011.

May 2011 - Sep 2011

Communications Coordinator

CityEvents

Managed all PR and communications deliverables

Provide creative input into communication, media relations and publicity needs for a wide range of events

Assist in the promotion and publicity of eventsAssist with researching, pitching and maintaining media correspondence

Managing CityEvents content on social media networking sites

Research and build relationships with event suppliers, staff, facilities

Provide on-site support at a variety of eventsManage customer response and the company newsletter, working with a database of 6500+ clients

Maintain the company website and blog, focusing on online communication and incorporating social media; increasing basic HTML knowledge as I work on the company’s online presence

Online monitoring through tools such as Google Analytics, Klout, iContact

Oct 2009 - Apr 2011

Sales Representative, Trainer, Key Holder

Koodo Mobile

Assist clients with all matters pertaining to the purchase, maintenance, inquiries of Koodo Mobile services

Store maintenance including verifying and maintaining inventory; training new team members; auditing of cash management informationActing as a liaison between Koodo and various mobile representatives such as Samsung, BlackBerry and LG

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011

Communications Coordinator

Saleta Respite Services

Building an online presence via social media to highlight the company’s new existence within the home care industryCreating and implementing an internal communications strategyHighlighting the services offered through the correct media and distributing channelsServing as the liaison between Saleta Respite Services and interested patients, the community, and other organizations

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Apr 2011

Ontario Graduate Certificate

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Advanced postgraduate program

Skills

Skills

Public Relations Tools

I am highly efficient in the following onling public relations tools: Cision Point MRP Data Radian6 NewsCan FPinfomart Factiva MediaHub Press Display

Leadership

WLU Lettermen Powderpuff (Team Ladykillers) Offensive Captain   Alpha Phi Women's Fraternity Director of Chapter Events Vice-President of Program Development Chapter President Red Dress Chair Team Trainer, Koodo Mobile

Public Speaking

Speaking in front of a crowd has never been a problem for me. Addressing any number of people in a public speaking capacity is something which I honestly enjoy. Currently taking a course designed specifically to improve on my public speaking and presentation skills.

Strategic planning & event co-ordination

Part of the planning team of the annual Humber Children's Christmas Party, focusing on decor and liaising with the logistics chair and the event supervisor.   Alpha Phi Women's Fraternity Director of Chapter Events planning of all chapter-based events, both internally and externally (i.e. with other Greek groups at WLU)   Vice-President Program Development annual calendar planning Initiation member education & development community outreach events Chapter President monitoring the events of the entire chapter supervising the budget of a chapter of 60+ members working as the liaison between the chapter at WLU, Greek Council, Inter-Sorority Council, Alpha Phi International, and the Alpha Phi Foundation Red Dress Chair Co-ordinated the first annual Canadian Red Dress Gala on behalf of the Alpha Phi Foundation

Writing

Writing is one of my passions, and I take great pride in the work which I have completed thus far. With my attention to detail, my writing proficiency is something which I bring to the table.

Apple OS 6

Excellent knowledge of Apple operating system, including iWork (Pages, Keynote, Numbers), which is the Apple equivalent to MS Office. Also knowledgeable in other Apple programs such as iPhoto and Garage Band.

MS Office

Summary

I am currently a member of the media relations team at BMO Bank of Montreal in Toronto. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and an advanced Post-Grad certificate in PR.

PR is my passion - writing, research, communication. It's all summed up into one industry that is so wide, but provides the opportunity to be so specific.

I'm outgoing, driven, passionate, professional. Always excited for what's next.

Interests

Sports - Football, Soccer

Social media

Hospitality Industry

Current events

Travel (next destination on my list: India)

Objective

My objectives are as follows:

To continue to enhance my portfolio within the public relations industry, never turning down an opportunity to learn or build upon a skill

To develop myself as a well-rounded and professional PR prac

To always strive for excellence in communication, regardless of the size of the market or length of writing

Portfolio Items

Media Kit