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Julie Caan__________________________________________________________________ 1464 Terry Andrae Terrace, Sheboygan WI 920-918-551 julie.caan@marquette.edu OBJECTIVE______________________________________________________________________________ Obtain a PR/Communications/Planning internship at Brookdale Senior Living communities where I can be challenged as I grow into a PR professional. EDUCATION_____________________________________________________________________________ MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, Milwaukee, WI Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations, May 2012 Major: Public Relations Minor: Marketing GPA: 3.75/4.0 Related Courses Public Relations Principles Communication Studies Advertising Principles Media Writing Marketing Media in Society Public Relations Writing Class Project-Public Relations Writing, Spring 2010 • “Client Portfolio Project”- Caan Floral and Greenhouses • Created original public relations materials including: press releases, a media kit, social media press release, feature story and pitch letter EXPERIENCE____________________________________________________________________________ CAAN FLORAL AND GREENHOUSES, Sheboygan, WI Spring 2003-Present Sales/Marketing Associate • Demonstrated customer relations skills by providing knowledge of products, readiness to offer extra service and an ability to manage complaints in a respectful and professional way • Collaborated efficiently with co-workers, especially during busy times by making sure tasks were identified, prioritized and accomplished in a timely manner • Employed leadership skills to train and manage seasonal employees • Utilized strong written and verbal communication skills to help plan the Spring 2010 Home and Garden Expo and develop the event’s brochure • Contributed to the company website, wrote press releases and successfully pitched a story to the Sheboygan Press • Created in store advertisements, promoted store events and maintained display boards with weekly specials BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL, Milwaukee, WI December 2009-June 2010 PR/Communications Intern • Performed public relations tasks including: writing web-site articles, a press release, assisting in corporate giving efforts, events planning and social media initiatives • Displayed the ability to self delegate and manage multiple demands (school and work) through effective prioritization and time management • Established a positive online presence and identity through regular Facebook updates • Assisted in special events planning including the “Best Buddies Ball,” a statewide dance attended by over 150 students MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, Milwaukee, WI Fall 2009-Present Desk Receptionist • Established a positive atmosphere and sense of community in the residence hall AWARDS AND ACTIVTIES________________________________________________________________ -Dean’s List, Fall 2008- Spring 2010 -St. Peter Claver Parish Scholarship -Marquette University Ignatius Scholar -Todd A. Hubriekse Scholarship Public Relations Student Society of America, Vice President of Programming and Events, Fall 2008-Present YMCA One-On-One Mentoring Program, Mentor, Fall 2009-Present Abbottsford Hall Council, Floor Representative, Fall 2008 Marquette University Shadow Program, Shadow Host Fall 2008-Spring 2009


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