Objective

I am currently a Junior at Butler University studying Strategic Communications with a focus in Public Relations and a double minor in Critical Communication/Media Studies and Human Communication/Organizational Leadership. I'm graduating early in December 2019. I'm passionate about all things Public Relations and am currently seeking opportunities to gain industry knowledge.

Education Background

Butler University

Strategic Communications Major | Indianapolis, IN | Graduating Dec 2019

  • Minors in Critical Communication/Media Studies and Human Communication/Organizational Leadership

  • Focus in Public Relations

  • Member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)

  • Member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

Avon High School

Core 40 with Academic and Technical Honors | Avon, IN | Class of 2016

  • Won several awards as the Design/Managing Business Editor for the Avon High School Yearbook

  • Member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Journalism Honor Society

Internship Experience

Bohlsen Group

Corporate & Nonprofit PR/Marketing Intern | Indianapolis, IN | Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

  • Built media and influencer relationships through pitching and coordinating news stories

  • Collaborated to create press materials, strategy documents, and pitching plans for clients

  • Participated in client meetings, brainstorming sessions, and conference calls

  • Researched content and potential guests for the company podcast on the topic of corporate social responsibility

  • Developed influencer campaigns from start to finish, including photographing content 

  • Created, scheduled, and engaged viewers with social media content on behalf of clients

  • Performed administrative tasks, such as answering phones and coordinating mailings

Bandy Carroll Hellige

Public Relations Intern | Indianapolis, IN | May 2018 - Aug 2018

  • Tracked press clippings and media hits for multiple clients daily to create monthly reports

  • Created press materials including press releases, pitches and backgrounders 

  • Communicated with bloggers and media professionals to foster relationships

  • Researched media outlets and influencers to create media distribution lists

  • Coordinated and attended local media segments for clients

  • Created and scheduled social media content

  • Compiled media kits and coordinated mailings

Leadership Experience

Camp Invention

Camp Counselor | Avon, IN | June 2015 - Present

  • Mentored a group of 30+ 5th & 6th graders every summer

  • Engaged students in camp activities by fostering creativity and teaching invention skills

Butler University

True Blue Host | Indianapolis, IN | Jan 2017 - May 2017

  • Hosted potential incoming freshman in one-day shadow opportunities where I shared my college experience

Work Experience

Ulta Beauty

Beauty Advisor | Plainfield, IN | Mar 2016 - Present

  • Provided customer service for all guests, including answering guests questions and helping them find products to meet their individual needs

  • Performed cashier duties, such as stocking merchandise, ringing up customers, and setting up displays

  • Attended makeup trainings and information sessions to learn skills and become familiar with new products

JCPenney

Sales Associate | Plainfield, IN | Sep 2015 - Mar 2016

  • Assisted in customer sales by greeting customers and finding products 

  • Performed cashier duties, including training and supporting new associates 

  • Organized fitting rooms and stocked merchandise in the Women’s Department 

Skills
  • Digital Photography

  • Graphic Design (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)

  • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube)

  • Content Scheduling (Sprinklr, Hootsuite)

  • Media Research (Cision)

  • Content Writing and Editing (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive)

  • Time Management

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