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ALYSSA M.

CICERO
Objective To obtain a career in the field of communications relevant to public relations, marketing and social media.

Education Bachelor of Arts Lewis University, Romeoville, IL Major: Mass Communications with a Concentration in Public Relations Minors: Marketing and Social Media

December 2013 GPA: 3.99/4.0

Work Experience Executive Board Member and Social Media Manager June 2013-Present Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapter, Joliet, IL Update and create content for the Pink Heals Joliet Area Chapters social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and measure growth of the pages Create fliers, brochures and other marketing and public relations pieces to promote Pink Heals and its events Attend events in the community to spread awareness of Pink Heals Copy Editor The Lewis Flyer Student Newspaper, Romeoville, IL Edit and review copy prior to publication using Associated Press Style Contributor to other sections of the paper, specifically news, tempo and opinions September 2012-Present

Community Relations/Marketing Intern Summer 2013 Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet IL Updated and designed fliers and marketing pieces to reflect the hospitals merger with Resurrection Health Care using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher Drafted press releases to be distributed to local media including the Morris Daily Herald and Joliet Patch Volunteered at various community outreach events and secured in-kind donations Student Worker Lewis University Office of Admissions, Romeoville, IL Enter student demographic data and train new employees in the database system Answer phones and direct those who call the Lewis Admission Office September 2010-Present

Community Relations Intern January 2013-June 2013 Joliet Township High School District 204, Joliet, IL Created brochures, invitations, PowerPoint presentations and other marketing materials utilizing Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Office Updated and created content to be posted on the districts social media pages, including Facebook, Twitter and Flickr Posted and updated content on the district and high school Web pages and internal staff website Wrote press releases for the district that were forwarded and posted on local media, including the Joliet Herald News and Patch Created talking points and PowerPoint presentations to be used by the district superintendent

Public Relations/Special Events Intern Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties, Joliet, IL

Summer 2012

Led a team of three interns in the planning and execution of The Big Amazing Race fundraiser that raised nearly $25,000 Secured sponsors, prizes and volunteers for the fundraising event Created content to market the event and increase participant numbers Facilitated interviews with mentors and wrote feature articles on Big Brother/Big Sister matches

Volunteer Experience and Activities Secretary, Joliet Area Chapter Pink Heals Committee, June 2013-Present Vice President, Lewis University Social Media Club, August 2013-Present Member, Joliet Relay for Life Publicity Committee, September 2013-Present Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Amazing Race Committee, April 2013-August 2013 Member, National Communication Association, January 2012-Present Honors and Awards Recipient, 2013 Senior Departmental Award for Public Relations Deans List, Lewis University, six semesters Recipient, Frank J. Lewis Scholarship for academic achievement, 2010-Present Computer Skills Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint) Familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and DreamWeaver Familiar with Google Analytics Familiar with Final Cut Pro and iMovie References and portfolio available upon request