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Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Public Relations/ Event Planning Intern

Children's Discovery Museum

•­Successfully planned and executed events: Teacher Appreciation Event, Volunteer Thank You Party, and a Member Only Muppet Monday discussing importance of play, leading to significant improvements in community involvement.

•Designed informational handout promoting museum events and "Power of Play Campaign."

•Assisted in publications and promotion of museum to target audiences, plus special projects including implementation of "Power of Play Campaign."

•Performed market research on current customers by gathering, recording, and analyzing data by zip code.

Aug 2009May 2010

Public Relations Chairman

Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

•­Served as a liaison between sorority members and the National Headquarters.

•Placed notifications in periodicals concerning newly initiated members and Chapter events.

•Promoted the chapter and its events throughout the year.

•Created posters and flyers that were placed around campus.

Community Service: National Kidney Foundation, Volunteer/Donor;

•  "Kicks for Kidneys" Fundraiser; served as coach for a team that participated in large Kickball Tournament

•  "Rock-a-Thon" Fundraiser; helped organize 24-hour event held on the Campus quad; raised over $1,000

•  “Princess for a Day” Fundraiser; taught 50 attendees a dance that was performed at the conclusion of the event for parents and friends; raised over $500

Education

Aug 2007May 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Illinois State University

Dean’s List:  Fall 2010/Spring 2011

Related Coursework:

­­Magazine Production and Design

Small Group Processes

­Visual Journalism

Feature Writing

­Public Relations Management

Organizational Communication

Jan 2010Jun 2010

University of Hong Kong

•Accepted into Number “1” Ranked University in Asia as an exchange student for Spring 2010

•­Gained time management, interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

•Awareness of global economic, political issues and realities.

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Skills

Wordpress
Adobe InDesign
MS Office
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook

Myers-Briggs Results

ENTJFrank, decisive, assume leadership readily. Quickly see illogical and inefficient procedures and policies, develop and implement comprehensive systems to solve organizational problems. Enjoy long-term planning and goal setting. Usually well informed, well read, enjoy expanding their knowledge and passing it on to others. Forceful in presenting their ideas

Summary

Recent graduate of Illinois State University. Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations, minor in Sociology. Interested in an event services/coordinator position as well as media relations and social media.  

Undergraduate internship experience planning and coordinating multiple, simultaneous events.   My background includes successful completion of all aspects of the event planning process to enhance the image of the company. This includes creating promotional materials put out by the organization. Experience in public relations writing, with an emphasis on writing press releases, creating press kits, and designing strategic plans.