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Work experience

Oct 2009Aug 2010

Legal Assistant/Court Reporter

Northern Research

• Reporter and transcriptionist for examinations for discovery.• Maintained client relations, booked examinations and prepared legal documents and paperwork.

May 2009Aug 2009

Key Holder/Sales Associate

American Apparel

• Opening and closing duties - sales totals, cash-out, deposits, store maintenance.• Sales-tracking, merchandising and customer relations regarding sales and product knowledge.• Worked with management staff to organize sales seminars to motivate and inform staff.

Oct 2008Oct 2008

Assistant to Event Production Manager

ZED Events

Fundraiser for Canadian Alpine Ski Team

• Assisted with set-up and registration of over 300 local corporate guests and sponsors.• Promoted prizes to be auctioned and managed the payout component of both the live and silent auctions.

Education

Sep 2005Apr 2009

Honours Bachelor of Arts

University of Ottawa

• Major: Communications (Communication Theory, Research Methods, Media and Advertising)• Minor: English (Writing, Canadian and American Literature, Romantic Literature, Shakespeare)

Media Kit

Writing

Social Media Communications Plan

Media Relations

Design

Summary

Current Humber College public relations certificate student and University of Ottawa graduate (Honours Communications and English).

• Strong writing skills with experience in drafting news releases, preparing a media kit and creating a social

  media communications plan

• Comfortable and experienced with major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, blogging)• Experience in event organization, setup and production• Strong organizational skills• Able to work efficiently as part of a team and individually• Efficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint with a working knowledge of Excel, InDesign and Photoshop

Professional Memberships

• Student member of Canadian Public

  Relations Society (CPRS)• Student member of International

  Association of Business

  Communicators (IABC)

Volunteer Experience

February 2011 

Event Volunteer

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario - Mad About You Gala The Carlu - Toronto, Ontario• Assisted with set-up, bidding and payout of silent auction items.• Approximately 330 local guests and sponsors attended.

December 2010

Event Volunteer

HoHoTO The Mod Club - Toronto, Ontario• Sold raffle tickets at the annual HoHoTO fundraiser that hosted over 600 guests from the local tech, media, digital

  marketing, social media and PR communities.• The event raised $61,804.79 for Toronto's Daily Bread Food Bank.

November - December 2008

Research Assistant

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Ontario • Conducted a quantitative research study for Shared World Initiative regarding the willingness of approximately 60

  members of the University of Ottawa's faculty to conduct research abroad.