Resume

Taylor J. Graves

(619)820-6941 āˆ™ taylorjgraves@gmail.com

EDUCATION

  • Miami University, Oxford, OH, Graduated: May 2008
    College of Arts and Science: Mass Communications, BA
  • Miami University Dolibois European Center, Study Abroad Program, Luxembourg, Fall Semester 2008

    EXPERIENCE

    • Southwest Strategies LLC, Public Affairs Firm, San Diego, CA, Account Executive (June 2008 – October 2008)
      Provided client support with writing assignments and collateral materials
      Coordinated publicity efforts, assisting community projects and event planning

    • Oxford City Manager’s Office, Oxford, OH Intern (Fall 2007)
      Increased public awareness and community involvement
      Developed writing skills with press releases, news articles, and internal newsletters

    • Southwest Strategies LLC, Public Affaris and Communications Firm, San Diego, CA, Intern (Summer 2007)
      Improved writing skills, specifically in the areas of public relations and advertising
      Gained experience in public relations, client and media relations, and event planning

    • San Diego County Credit Union, San Diego, CA, Intern (Summer 2006)
      Assisted in processing auto-loans, background checks, and opening new customer accounts
      Trained new employees in using the company’s computer programs

    • Williams Hall Communications Building, Oxford, OH, Assistant (2005-2007)
      Oversaw computer lab and worked in media equipment checkout office

    • Miami University Telehawks, Oxford OH, Caller (Fall 2004)
      Trained in sales and marketing techniques for University fundraising
      Developed excellent communication skills via phone

    • Mexico Missions Trip, Site Foreman (March 2003)
      Led a team of 15 students to build a 15x20ft home for a family of four

    ACTIVITIES

    • Public Relations Student Society of America, Miami University, Publications Committee (2004 – 2008)
    • Miami Student Newspaper, Miami University, Student Writer (2007-2008)
    • Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, member (2005 – present)
    • Alpha Chi Omega Executive Board, Miami University, VP Communications/PR Chair (2006)
    • Campus Activites Council, Miami University, Spirit Board member (2005-2006)

    REFERENCES
    Available Upon Request

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