Jennifer Clark

A World Cup Summer Interning with the Brits

Jennifer ClarkInterning in London at the the communications department of a leading European luxury hotel group in summer 2010, I gained practical working experience and developed a deeper understanding of brand management and media relations. By liaising with colleagues at The Rocco Forte Collection and international suppliers, I was able to monitor the competitive environment and generate creative brand development.

School Involvement

As a student graduating this year from the College of Journalism and Communications (CJC), Iíve maximized the opportunities offered in my four years. My responsibilities to my university community are extremely important to me, which is why I have pursued and attained leadership positions in my college, Public Relations Student Society of America, student government and at the UF International Center.

Representing my college as a Journalism and Communications Ambassador, I conduct workshops and offer editing, tutoring and resume critique services to students and provide tours to prospective students and faculty while promoting the CJC at alumni and other college events.

Last year as secretary of PRSSA, I kept members organized and updated by maintaining the member database, chapter and alumni listserv and recorded minutes for all executive and membership meetings and workshops. I also took the joint role of historian and social committee director.

As the Assistant Director of Public Relations/Publicity Cabinet in Student Government my sophomore year, I coordinated media relations with the student body by distributing information and creating press releases for local media outlets. My fellow cabinet members relied on me to be in touch with what the student body wanted. They also counted on me to work efficiently and effectively to communicate how we were satisfying their wants and needs. Thus, my proficiency writing, preparing releases and utilizing social media has enabled me to recognize how to appeal to different audiences.