Resume

Note: On this page I include a more extensive list of experiences and make use of hyperlinks. If you would like to view my résumé in a more concise and traditional format, you can access that here.

 

EDUCATION

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

John V. Roach Honors College

Bachelor of Science, May 2014

Major: Strategic Communication (Ad/PR)

Minors: Energy Technology & Management and Psychology

GPA: 3.624

Study Abroad experience in London, with internship (Spring 2013)

Member of PRSA Bateman Case Study Competition Team (Spring 2014)

 

EXPERIENCE

Public Relations Intern, Schaefer Advertising

Fort Worth, TX, Summer 2013

  • Wrote and researched in a variety of media for existing and prospective clients
  • Performed billable and non-billable agency intern projects
  • Led Schaefer’s “Next Big Thing” — a charitable involvement project for the agency.

 

Communications Manager (internship), jobinasecond — now SwiftShift

London, United Kingdom, Spring 2013

  • Researched key consumer base about interest in the product via multiple surveys
  • Wrote content for press releases and online formats
  • Participated in Lean Startup culture and functions like sales and venture capitalist relations

 

PR Intern, Justin Brands

Fort Worth, TX, Summer 2012

  • Wrote press releases and online articles for industry publications and Justin America site
  • Performed research for a variety of projects related to 5 different brands
  • Assisted in social media management and other Public Relations functions
  • Researched and evaluated possible music endorsees for 4 different brands

 

Intern/Communications, Anytime Fitness of McKinney

McKinney, TX, Summer 2011

  • Created and distributed promotional materials for the local community
  • Handled member accounts; processed applications for new accounts and updates to existing accounts
  • Interfaced with doctors, trainers and other health professionals

 

CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

theCrew, Fort Worth, TX

  • Director of Membership Development (Summer 2013-Present): Write and teach multiple leadership curricula, plan and run weekly organization meetings for 50-80+ students
  • Team Leader (Spring 2012-Spring 2013): Coordinated students and Student Activities staff to organize on- campus events with a weekly $1200 budget, led a small team of 7-12 fellow students to plan and run events

 

TEDxTCU, Fort Worth, TX •

  • Chief Strategist (Fall 2013-Present): Plan social media posts, organize event design, evaluate speakers, coordinate with faculty/staff members and student organizations.

 

Quality Enhancement Protocol, Fort Worth, TX

  • Designed a plan to change TCU curriculum to meet SACS Accreditation Standards
  • Served as the only student on the committee along with 7 TCU faculty and staff members

 

American Advertising Federation, Fort Worth, TX

  • Member of TCU AAF Chapter
  • Network with local advertising professionals while learning about current industry trends

 

TCU Marching Band, Fort Worth, TX

  • Section Leader – Cymbals
  • Play many games, exhibitions, and other performances every year
  • Section Leader in #1 PASIC 2012 Champion Drumline — national competition with 20-40 hours of weekly rehearsal

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Eagle Scout
  • 2012 Recipient of Kilgore-Munro Award for Programming Excellence (TCU)
  • EGUMPP Mastery-Level Certification (Grammar Certification)
  • LeaderShape Summer Institute Participant – Invited to attend leadership event in Champaign, IL
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

 

SKILLS

  • Meltwater Press, Qualtrics, Trello
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel
  • Comfortable with both PC and Mac
  • Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Fitocracy
  • Research: Designing and Administering Surveys, Qualitative and Quantitative Research styles
  • Familiar with Google Blogger and WordPress
  • Music: 11 years of percussion, 8 years of drumset, 2+ years of marching cymbals. Experience teaching drumset and marching cymbals to individuals and ensembles.