Interest

Watching and playing sports, traveling, outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends and trying new things.

Summary

My name is Rachel Starr and I'm a student at the University of Oregon. I am on the verge of graduating college, and I'm looking forward to getting my career started. I am passionate about sports, and I grew up playing soccer and basketball. I want to combine my love of sports with my education and work in sports communication. I am also passionate about traveling and have been blessed with parents who gave me the opportunity to travel and explore beautiful places.

I am interning at the University of Oregon in the media relations department. Working at the University helped me gain experience working in-house. Before this internship, I had not considered working in-house for an organization, but my interest in working for a corporation or business has grown.

I write a sports blog that focuses on sports entertainment, sports business and sports PR. I grew up surrounded by sports, and it has taught me discipline, hard work, and it made me a good team player. I accredit playing sports for building my work ethic, drive and focus. I have included a link to my blog above.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Media Relations Intern

University of Oregon

  • Write and edit news releases about University of Oregon events and news for media outlets.
  • Shoot video footage for Inside Oregon, an online publication for the University of Oregon, which is seen by 7,000 members of faculty and staff.
  • Conduct video interviews for video segments on Inside Oregon and the University of Oregon website.
  • Create multimedia projects for Inside Oregon.
  • Manage InsideOregon Twitter account by posting news to 800 followers throughout the day and create engagement by re-tweeting stories of interest for University of Oregon faculty and staff.
  • Create, update and distribute media contact rosters using MEDIAtlas, a global media database.
  • Help the media relations office with special events, such as ESPN's College GameDay and the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Jun 2007 - Dec 2011

Front of House Staff

Ron's Island Grill

This is a high school job that I have stuck with through college because of its flexibility, and it pays for all my needs. This job shows that I have longevity and a great work ethic. I have learned how to delegate tasks, take initiative, manage my time, build communication skills and improve my customer service.

Education

Education
Mar 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Science

University of Oregon

I'm a senior at the University of Oregon. I am in the process of finishing up school, and I'm expected to graduate in June 2012. I have a Bachelor of Science in journalism. I'm majoring in public relations and minoring in economics and communication studies. My class work includes multimedia projects, social media and public relations writing.

Skills

Skills

MediaAtlas

Powerpoint or Keynote

Microsoft Excel

Final Cut Pro

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign