First and foremost, let me say how much of a pleasure it is to be participating in #HAPPO today – I know there are a lot of blog posts out there for you to read profiling many incredible job candidates. Bethany Rae Cramer stands at the forefront in my mind of someone who is dedicated to doing amazing work. She has a contagious positive attitude and outstanding undergraduate experience that will serve her very well as she graduates in a few weeks and pursues a career in Public Relations.
Bethany is driven, motivated, and extremely open-minded with a passionate desire to be an integral piece of the puzzle with the company she ends up working for. It is my honor to hand over the reigns of my blog to Bethany today – and even with a ridiculous blog name like Life Without Pants, I am dead serious in providing a glowing recommendation for Bethany as she would be an outstanding addition to any company. Reach out and say hello to Bethany via E-Mail or on Twitter today, and if you’d like to talk to me personally about why I recommend Bethany, please feel free to e-mail me directly.
Let’s take a guess at how many 2010 Graduates wrote a #HAPPO post today, 100? 200? Why should my post be the one to catch your eye? Well it’s simple; I am not like any of the other students. Not even close.
First of all, I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, not Public Relations or even Communications. I promise this is a good thing, a very good thing.
Without a PR curriculum, I have been forced to push my educational boundaries and learn about the industry in other ways. In a sense, I created my own “second major” to complete in my free time. The most beneficial step I have taken in this “dual major” is the internships I completed.
Discovered the world of “PR 2.0”: Implemented social media campaigns for numerous agency clients, helped gain media coverage, and undoubtedly fell in love with blogging.
Promoted upcoming Kidney Walks, Golf Tournaments and relatable events.
Helped with event achievement through successfully fundraising gifts and donations for silent auctions and foundation sponsorships.
Interning within a full-service advertising agency provided me with many growth opportunities. Not only do I have hands on PR experience, I have familiarity with market research, event promotion, search engine optimization and social media management.
Assisted in the crazy and beautiful world of event planning. Helped with vendor and sponsorship assembly for 2009 Finger Lakes Riesling Festival and Unity Hospital’s Health and Beauty Extravaganza.
Analyzed client websites using Google Analytics, made recommendations and implemented changes for SEO. Managed client Twitter accounts; added personality and built community.
My BS in Business Administration did no go to waste. Having a well-rounded background in the industries of Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing will aid to my future success as a PR pro.
I have a passion for innovative marketing methods and new media. I constantly study different marketing tools and efforts on my personal blog. Taking initiative with vigorous marketing efforts is something I feel strongly about, and would bring to your company’s PR efforts.
If you are interested in talking more about what I have to offer, or just want to informally meet, please let me know! Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a DM on Twitter. I am always up for a Skype chat or phone call. I truly look forward to connecting with PR professionals and other soon to be grads. Let’s make good things #HAPPO-n!