Experience

Professional Experience:

Communications/Marketing Intern
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, St. Joseph, MN
August 2010 – Present

Secure media placements in local online and print outlets, including the St. Cloud Times

Develop and write media relations material, including news releases, publication articles   and editorial content, reaching an audience of more than 2000 students, prospective students and alumni

Collaborate with web technicians to organize social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube

Public Relations/Marketing Intern
One Simple Plan, Minneapolis, MN
June 2010 – August 2010

Secured media placements in local and national online and print outlets, including Home Improvement Atlanta and Dallas, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and MetroMix Twin Cities

Managed and supported campaigns for local, regional and national organizations, including SunHydro and Proton Energy Systems, Wealth Enhancement Group, Northern Tool & Equipment and Kramarczuk’s

Researched, developed and managed media lists, editorial calendars and speaker opportunity grids, securing several media placements and speaker opportunities

Developed marketing and media material, including pitch letters, news releases, fact sheets and matte articles

Communications/Media Relations Intern
Catholic Charities of St. Cloud, St. Cloud, MN
January 2010 – May 2010

Secured media placements in local online, print and radio outlets, including the St. Cloud Times, St. Cloud Visitor, KCLD-FM and KZPK-FM

Produced bi-weekly internal newsletter that reached more than 150 employees

Assisted with the coordination of special events, including media relations and publicity arrangements for the organization’s largest annual event

Public Relations Assistant
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN
January 2010 – May 2010

Created and distributed promotional material for the organization’s largest annual fundraiser, securing an attendance of more than 500 donors

Designed, wrote and produced recruiting brochures, resulting in an increase of approximately 30 volunteers and mentors and 20 program participants

Campaign Coordinator
Anna Marie’s Alliance, St. Cloud, MN
September 2009 – December 2009

Designed a planned giving campaign, resulting in a member increase of 50% in the Anna Marie’s Alliance Legacy Circle

Wrote, designed and produced marketing material, including postcards, brochures and newsletters, distributed to more than 200 current and potential donors

Education:

College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Expected Graduation: May 2011
Major: Communication
Minor: English Writing
GPA: 3.92 (4.o)
Honors: Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society, Dean’s List
Activities: Social Media Coordinator, Communication Club; News Writer, The Record; Public Relations Assistant, College of Saint Benedict Senate

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