Objective

To further my knowledge of public relations and gain hand-on experience in the field.

Education

2005-present University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

Anticipated graduation date: May 2009 with a B.S. degree in Public Relations from the College of Journalism and Communications, minor in Education

Employment

March 2007-Present Leasing Specialist, Paradigm Properties Management Team, Gainesville, Fla.

Responsibilities include: marketing and leasing the available apartment units, maintain current resident relations, assist in the managing of the apartment office and perform general office duties.

June 2004-January 2008 Cashier/Team Leader, Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando, Fla.

General cashier for one year and then was made a Team Leader in May 2005. Duties include: ringing up sales, guest interaction, opening and closing out registers, providing change and being the middle-man between associates and management.

Experience

January 2008-April 2008 Intern with United Way of North Central Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

As an intern, I report directly to the vice president of marketing and communications, and I am involved in planning and executing programs and events promoting United Way 2-1-1, Success by 6, Day of Caring, United Way and other initiatives. I will assist United Way in fulfilling its mission through extensive fund-raising efforts, public education campaigns, community initiatives and special events.

Special Skills and Awards

Proficient in Internet research and computer programs: Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Florida Medallion Scholars; Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Intermediate Spanish; speaking, writing and comprehension.

Activities

Public Relations Student Society of America, Florida Public Relations Association