Anna, New York
From my past work experiences and internships, I have
acquired a diverse assortment of skills and qualities, in which I would hope to
contribute to your company or firm. However, I am constantly challenging myself and
seeking new learning experiences to enhance my skills and knowledge of the business
world. I am ready for a valuable learning environment as I
hope to experience more of the business world, specifically in fashion,
public relations, advertising, and media.
Previously, I had the opportunity to intern at ID Public Relations in Los Angeles. Working at ID offered me a chance to be fully immersed into the public relations world as I was given a substantial amount of responsibility inside and outside the office. Inside the office, I was specifically assigned to intern under publicist Bebe Lerner and her team, who represents some of the most well-known writers and filmmakers in the industry. Moreover, as time went on, I was entrusted with more projects and responsibility from a variety of the other publicists within the firm, and eventually was able to even manage the front desk and train new interns. IDPR also gave me the chance to cover a number of events outside the office, such as covering Lea Michele at the series premiere of Glee, managing the red carpet for Summit Entertainment at the premiere of Sorority Row, and spending a day at Nickelodeon Studios overlooking Miranda Cosgrove's interviews, to name a few. I realize these experiences were incredibly unique for a novice intern in that I was allowed to interact and work one on one with the publicists and their clients. I learned what is required of employees in this industry from engagement in the events, as opposed to working behind a desk.
I was also able to experience a completely different area of the public relations and advertising world at Bismarck Phillips Communications and Media-a fashion public relations firm. Some of the responsibilities I held at BPCM included working at off-site events, working hands-on with stylists, handling the administrative tasks of the firm, working with the digital sample tracking software Fashion GPS, and monitoring the front desk as a receptionist.
Most recently, I have gotten PR and marketing experience in the music industry at The Loft. The Loft is University of California, San Diego's largest and most lucrative venue for music, art, and all other forms of entertainment. This internship was very hands on and independent. I was given all the responsibilities of a full-time Marketing Assistant, such as writing and distributing press releases, handling the marketing for assigned events, assembling press kits, coordinating Meet-and-Greets for artists and/or bands, and independently overseeing the events and shows themselves. My marketing strategies for the Dark Dark Dark show yielded an 80% better turnout than expected, as well as leading to a sold out Young the Giant show. I also contributed in the recruiting and scouting of
artists for our Wonderland Spring Event 2011.
In addition to these internships, I have worked an assortment of retail jobs-including American Apparel and J.Crew-in which I have developed a keen interest in the industry of fashion along with my desire to work in PR. At American Apparel, I graduated from sales associate to a merchandiser in a matter of months, organizing the arrangement of the store and coordinating the outfits displayed. At J.Crew, specifically when I worked at the newly opened collection store in Malibu, I was able to gain experience in working with and dressing many high profile clients.
It's one thing to bring experiences to the table; however, I believe it's more important to have a character and will to succeed that permeate every aspect of one's performance. I'm proud of my track record with the companies and firms I've had the privilege of working with and I look forward to meeting the challenges of the next chapter in my career journey.
- Art / Media / Design
- Event Planning
- Food / Beverage / Hospitality
- Health / Beauty
- Marketing / PR / Advertising
- Retail / Wholesale
- Sales / Business Development
- Travel / Transportation
- TV / Film / Video
- University of California, San Diego BA/BS 2012
- Email Marketing
- Scheduling / Phone Calls
- Social Media
- Odd Jobs / Errands
- General Administration
- Client Relations
- Consumer Research
- Strategic Analysis
- PR / Marketing