I am a recent graduate from Quinnipiac University, with a dual degree in Public Relations and History, where I regularly contributed to our University Student Run Television Station and had a weekly radio show.
I was the Director of Promotions and Events Staff for the University Student Run Television Station (Q30) for the 2010-2011 academic year. In this position, I planned various meetings and recruitment events for the station while promoting the station across campus. I was then promoted to the Business Manager and Events Chair of the station for the following school year. I managed a team of students to contact potential and current advertisers to create a relationship with our station. Additionally, I was the director and associate producer for two of the shows featured on the station during my junior and senior year.
With my positions on the television station, I regularly communicated with other student organizations to plan events and advertise our organization. I planned special events throughout the year to help encourage people to join our organization, as well. I also planned the first large student media banquet in the spring, which included all the media organizations on campus. In the fall of 2010 and 2011, I was invited to attend the CMA National College Media Conference (NCMC), sponsored by the Associated Press, to learn new ways to improve our station. I was also the lead student on planning the first networking conference and career fair for the University School of Communications in the spring of 2012.
My first internship was with the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC) with the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for both semesters of my junior year. I helped to plan two major annual events for the company. I also assisted in marketing and raising awareness of the organization. I then interned at Pangolin Pictures, a production company based in Manhattan, in the summer of 2011. I was a post-production assistant, which included responsibilities such as logging information, writing transcriptions, and assisting with basic editing on Final Cut Pro for a Bruce Lee television special for FuseTV and the “Invaders” series on National Geographic.
Following graduation, I spent two weeks with Hyperactive Content helping the production coordinator in pre-production and on-set of a promotional video for “Sesame Street” as a production assistant. I then worked as a freelance production assistant for Greenpoint Pictures during a Nike+ Basketball promotional video where I helped with script supervision.
Being able to work with professionals in the area of communications and production would be an incredible opportunity for me. I feel as though I meet qualifications for this job, and my experience from the television station at my university, my internships, and recent freelance work will certainly help me fulfill the requirements for this position.