Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Present

Marketing Communications Intern

Schneider Electric

  • Composed e-News releases regarding various software product releases, enhancements and changes
  • Wrote brief biographies for employees in the Schneider Electric office in Alpharetta, Ga. 
  • Planned and advertised various fund-raising events in the Alpharetta and Roswell areas in order to benefit Habitat for Humanity, Schneider Electric's designated philanthropy
  • Designed and edited a monthly newsletter for Schneider Electric's Healthy Lifestyles committee
  • Implemented a social media campaign in order to increase sales opportunities within SCADA and MES software
  • Planned and organized the 2011 Schneider Electric Georgia Employee Event
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011

Public Relations Writing and Editing Intern

Elon University, Office of University Relations

University Relations promotes Elon's mission through  a variety of print and online publications for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and the public. During my time there I completed the following:

  • Composed press releases and media lists
  • Tracked media coverage 
  • Developed online profiles of Elon students promoting various academic programs within the university. These profiles were published to E-Net!, the university’s news and information website.
  • Conducted interviews, gathered information and wrote features on notable Elon alumni. These features were published in the summer 2011 edition of the Magazine of Elon
Aug 2011 - May 2011

Senior Reporter

The Pendulum

Assigned to write weekly news features for Elon University’s weekly student newspaper. The Pendulum has won several awards from the Associated Collegiate Press including a Pacemaker and Best of Show. Accomplishments include:

  • Investigated and reported on issues related to the  Elon Commitment, Elon’s ten-year plan affirming to achieve academic excellence and exceptional student achievement 
  • Generated interest in the North Carolina State Senate race with an article highlighting the candidates and their platforms 
  • Collaborated with Elon University Campus Security and Police and the Elon Town Police in order to report weekly on crime in the area
Sep 2009 - Apr 2011

Class of 2013 President

Student Government Association

Served as an elected representative of the Elon University Class of 2013.

  • Organized and planned two annual class meetings regarding study abroad, student housing options, and academic class information for the 1,200 members of the Class of 2013
  • Organized and planned the annual Student Housing Fair. Landlords from the Elon area attended the fair and set students up with housing options.
  • Designed the annual class t-shirt using Photoshop CS5

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

Bachelor of the Arts

Elon University

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Office Suite

Mac and PC Operating Systems

Adobe Final Cut Pro

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Summary

A strategic communications professional who seeks to enhance her skills and experience by securing a position in the public relations, marketing, or event planning fields.

Interest

Public Relations, Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Event Planning, Advertising, Journalism, Graphic Design