“I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work."
- George Petrie, The Auburn University Creed
Because I started my first job at just 15 years old, I have more work experience than most of my peers. Although I was a lifeguard and restaurant hostess during high school, I have since held several positions that improved and enhanced my Public Relations skills.
Please keep reading to learn about the work I did during college and the invaluable experience those opportunities gave me.
I interned for Home Front Communications, now known as Subject Matter, in Summer 2015. Although the emphasis of my internship was Account Management, I had the opportunity to work with other departments, like Website Design and Media Outreach, and help with a variety of tasks. I made significant contributions to several projects for high-profile clients, including Nestlé, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Airlines for America.
In January 2015, I was elected Publicity Chair for Auburn University's Tigerettes and Tiger Hosts (TTH), a group of students who serve as Public Relations representatives for the Auburn University Athletics Department. As Publicity Chair, I act as a liaison between the organization and the Auburn football staff. I also coordinate tours of Auburn's athletics facilities, manage coaches' and TTH's social media accounts, and fulfill leadership roles, including leading a team of six TTH members.
When I come home from college for holiday breaks, I work my high school job as a Fitness Administrator for the City of Roswell’s Recreation Department. Although I am certified at several locations, such as City Hall, I work primarily at the Adult Recreation Center, a facility that serves active members of the 50+ population. My duties go beyond typical office work, and include planning and promoting trips for up to 200 people, giving tours of the building and amenities, addressing inquiries in person and over the phone, and serving as the manager-on-duty for special events.