Resume

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RELEVANT SKILLS
♦ Proficient in writing and editing for grammar, voice and style (AP, Chicago, etc.) in print and/or web content
♦ Proficient in MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and video-editing software (Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker)
♦ Familiar with managing web/publication projects and event planning
♦ Familiar with strategically maintaining the presence of organizations on social media outlets
♦ Familiar with developing content strategies and analytics reports for individuals and organizations

EXPERIENCE
Impression 5 Science Center Lansing, MI Summer 2011-Fall 2011
Publicity Intern
♦ Wrote and edited press releases (via PitchEngine), online newsletters (via MailChimp) and school visit guides
♦ Created and maintained social media strategies for MINature and Magic School Bus Kicks Up a Storm exhibits
♦ Researched grant opportunities and drafted grant for new “Invention” exhibit
♦ Filmed and edited MINature promotional video

Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures Department (WRAC) MSU, East Lansing, MI Spring 2011-Summer 2011
Communications Management Intern
♦ Maintained and updated WRAC department website via WordPress
♦ Wrote and edited blog entries, portfolio pieces, newsletters and other communications materials
♦ Maintained strategic presence of WRAC on social media outlets via HootSuite (Facebook, Twitter)

Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) MSU, East Lansing, MI Summer 2008-present
Research Assistant/Web Content Manager
♦ Edit print and web versions of Recruiting Trends (publication on post-graduate employment statistics)
♦ Provide new/edit existing content for CERI website via WordPress
♦ Currently developing and testing how-to guide for editing website via WordPress for future employees

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
♦ Writer/Editor, communication materials for Michigan Trout Unlimited Spring 2012-present
♦ Project Assistant, Eye on Broadway, Wharton Center and Eric Staib Art Collaboration Fall 2011-Spring 2012
♦ Writer, web and social media content strategy for Greater Lansing Food Bank Fall 2010-Winter 2010
♦ Writer/Editor, Professional Writing brochure redesign project Spring 2011-Summer 2011

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
♦ Staff Writer, Red Cedar Log (MSU’s Yearbook) Fall 2011-Spring 2012
♦ Secretary and Treasurer, Writers’ Bloc, Professional Writing student organization Fall 2010-Spring 2012
♦ Founding Member and Graphic Designer, Rcahppella, a cappella group Fall 2008-Spring 2012
♦ Member, MSU Running Club, Fall 2008-Spring 2012

EDUCATION
♦ B.A. in Professional Writing, Michigan State University Spring 2012
♦ Emphasis areas: Editing and Publishing, English, Public Relations, Journalism, Technical Writing

Writing samples and references available upon request