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Stephen Long

Public Relations and Marketing Graduate

Summary

I am a recent graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. Over the past few years I have obtained real-wold experience in communications, public relations, team exercises, marketing, writing, sales and leadership. 

Work experience

LifeWay Christian Resources

May 2014Present

FUGE Camps Bible Study Leader and Recreation Director

  • Lead groups of 25-30 7th and 8th grade students in various activities including: recreational team- building exercises and creative and hands-on Bible study lessons
  •  Taught recreational tracks to students varying from 7th grade through college.  These tracks focused on teamwork and strategy building. The tracks also were  connected to life-  applicable lessons that served as learning experiences for  students.

UAB Media Relations

Nov 2014May 2015

Student Assistant

  • Served as Media Host for UAB Basketball games, developing relationships and working alongside media members on UAB Media Relations behalf.
  • Key contributor to UAB Women’s Golf, independently updating statistics on a regular basis
  • Social media and information contributor
  • Representative at Conference USA Basketball and Track and Field Tournaments

North American Mission Board

Apr 2013Aug 2013

Intern

  • Underwent extensive training on communicating both respectfully and effectively when sharing the Gospel with local community members.
  • Experience working with youth, both in teaching Bible studies and through recreational activities that focused on building stronger community.
  • Experience working with other cultures, specifically with Chinese culture at the Chinese Christian Gospel Church.
  • Experience working with and ministering to homeless communities.

Ford Motor Company

May 2012Aug 2012

Sales Consultant

  • Extensive training on sales and customer service
  • Dealt one-on-one with customers, informing them of products and assisting them in their buying process.

Education

University of Alabama at Birmingham

20112015

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Concentration in Public Relations, Minor in Marketing,

While pursuing academic excellence, I participated in multiple organizations at UAB, such as UAB Baptist Campus Ministries, UAB Bands and The UAB Public Relations Student Society of America (UAB PRCA/PRSSA), I served as the Vice President of Membership for the UAB PRCA/PRSSA and held a leadership role on the Communications Team for The Baptist Campus Ministries.  

Portfolio

Attached are a set of projects that I have completed that display my writing quality and style. Each was completed with my team, The Future Foundation, for The A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club under our "Building a Better Future"  public relations campaign.