Work Experiences

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2010
Public Relations sequence

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

Crisis Communications, Spring 2010
Public Relations Campaigns, Fall 2009
Case Studies in PR, Spring 2009
Public Relations Writing, Spring 2009

EXPERIENCE

Intern, Joey Showroom
New York, NY
Feb. 2011-Present

  • Update and manage blog
  • Merchandise showroom collections in preparation for appointments
  • Track and prepare samples to be presented for photo shoots
  • Assist sales reps with appointments with buyers, requires occasional traveling

Assistant to the Chair of the Board, African Advocates Against AIDS
Raleigh, NC
Sept. 2010-Jan. 2011

  • Prepared agenda and minutes for all board meetings
  • Produced agency brochure and edited administrative policies, letters and other documents

President, Carolina PRSSA
Chapel Hill, NC
Aug. 2009-May 2010

  • Directed operations for UNC’s Chapter and served as liaison to PRSSA National Committee
  • Coordinated networking events to connect students with local professionals and agencies
  • Conducted weekly meetings with local professionals to share best industry practices with students
  • Created and managed social media accounts to enhance the quality of membership

Account Executive/Co-Founder, Heelprint Communications
Chapel Hill, NC
Sept. 2009-May 2010

  • Conceptualized and organized this student-operated strategic communications firm
  • Managed a team of four in coordinating publicity efforts for clientele, which included developing a brand strategy, producing promotional text and supervising social media accounts

Publicity Chair, Aasha
Chapel Hill, NC
Aug. 2008-May 2010

  • Orchestrated fundraising events, such as lectures, cultural events and other programs
  • Spearheaded publicity for all events, which included social media and listserv management
  • Designed all promotional material such as flyers, posters and murals

Public Relations Volunteer, North Carolina Art Therapy Institute
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan. 2009-April 2009

  • Produced news release for Chapel Hill News to promote awareness of the nonprofit and its cause

Marketing Intern/Campus Rep., Platform One Entertainment
Chapel Hill, NC
Jan. 2009-April 2009

  • Developed and maintained a Blogspot.com music blog
  • Conducted marketing research to collect data on appeal of artists

Events Management Intern, Carolina Union
Chapel Hill, NC,
Fall 2008-Fall 2009

  • Managed planning for student and university events by coordinating logistics, interpreting policies, resolving schedule conflicts and making efficient use of limited equipment, space and personnel

MISCELLANEOUS EXPERIENCES

Server, Mikie Squared Bar and Grill, Hoboken, NJ – May 2011-Present

Server, Kadhai The Indian Wok, Raleigh, NC – Jan. 2010-Dec. 2010

Hostess, Galloway Ridge at Ferrington, Pittsboro, NC – Aug. 2009-Jan. 2010

Counselor, Chuck Stone Program for Diversity in Education and Media, UNC Chapel Hill – Summer 2009

Campus Outreach Volunteer, Kiran, Raleigh, NC – Spring 2009

Photo Staff, The Daily Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, NC – Fall 2007

SKILLS

Adobe Photoshop, Blogspot, Facebook, MS Office, Showroom Exchange, Twitter, WordPress, limited experience with Joomla!

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