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Work experience

May 2011Present

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 2011Jun 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 2011May 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 2009Apr 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

Aug 2009Present

Bachelor of the Arts

Elon University

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