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  1. 1. Jimmy Knowles 215 Columbia Street Apartment 2 Ithaca, NY 14850 215.429.6448 ObjectiveTo secure a position working in the entertainment industry, focusing primarily in public relations or event planning in eitherfilm, television, or theatre. EducationIthaca College- Ithaca, New York Projected Graduation: May 2012Roy H. Park School of Communications B.S. in Integrated Marketing CommunicationsCumulative GPA: 3.54/4.0 Dean’s List: Spring 2009-PresentEarned Credit Hours: 79.0Related Coursework: Media Writing, Advertising, Public Relations, Promotion and Publicity for the Performing Arts,Marketing on the Internet, Mass Media, Audience Research and Media Planning Relevant ExperienceIthaca College, Senior Class of 2012, President- Ithaca, New York May 2011-PresentPresident of the Graduating Class of 2012• Oversee the Senior Class Cabinet and its committees in coordinating events, providing services, and career development opportunites for the Class of 2012• Work in coordination with the Office of Campus Life and the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs to develop outreach and programming to promote diversity and student involvement• Work with the event staff in planning and coordinating the commencement ceremonyNYSACAC, Event Planner- Ithaca, New York June 2011-PresentNew York State Association for College Admission Counseling• Work directly with the NYSACAC organization along with Event Services representatives to plan a four day event attended by close to 800 participants from across the country• Work on developing a cohesive online registration system and coordinating a participant database• Design and implement events, socials, and keynote speakers throughout the conference as well as coordinate communication between the different on campus offices to ensure the success of said eventsHangar Theatre, Graphic Design and Marketing Intern- Ithaca, New York May 2011-August 2011A Professional Regional Theatre• Designed print, digital, and outdoor advertisements to promote the Mainstage Summer season, in addition to the Hangar’s Lab Company and KidStuff programs• Worked with local media to place advertisements and develop promotions for fundraising purposes• Assisted with day-to-day office duties including inter-office trafficking and maintaining communication with clients• Designed and printed the theatre’s first and only press kit for public distribution to media vendors and sponsors, charting the organizations growth and success over the seasonIthaca College, A&E Center Dedication, Event Planner- Ithaca, New York February 2011-PresentIthaca College Conference and Event Services• Assist the Conference and Event Services (CES) staff in coordinating a formal event coinciding with the dedication of the college’s newly constructed Athletics and Events Center• Work in coordination with the Sports Management office in contacting entertainers, production designers, and personnel to help design and manage the eventSerino Coyne LLC, Intern- New York, New York May 2010-August 2010Live-Entertainment Advertising Agency• Worked directly with industry professionals to create and implement full-service advertising campaigns for clients in the live-entertainment field, working primarily with clients on and off Broadway• Collaborated with a team of 7 interns to design and propose an advertising campaign for Disney’s Mary Poppins• Assisted with day-to-day office duties including inter-office trafficking and maintaining communication with clients• Participated in the planning and preparation for two major pitches, Sister Act and Little Miss Sunshine, including storyboarding, mock-advertisements, and mood boards for presentation to the clients PAGE 1 OF 2
  2. 2. Other ExperienceIthaca College, Senior Week, Co-Chair- Ithaca, New York November 2010-PresentIthaca College Conference and Event ServicesJump Start Program, Lead-In Leader- Ithaca, New York August 2010, August 2011Orientation Program for First-Year StudentsStudent Activities Board, Advertising Chair- Ithaca, New York August 2010-December 2010Design and produce print and digital advertisement for over 60 eventsPresident’s Host Committee, Co-Chair- Ithaca, New York January 2009-PresentFacilitate and manage all campus tours and admissions programsIthacappella, Vice President (‘09-’11), President (‘11-’12)- Ithaca, New York May 2009-PresentIthaca College’s Premiere All-Male A Cappella GroupStudent Government Association, Senator- Ithaca, New York August 2008-May 2010Ithaca College Student Government Association• Strategic Planning Committee • Event Planning Committee• Budget Committee • Communications CommitteeDiversity Awareness Committee, Member- Ithaca, New York August 2008-May 2009Dedicated to promoting diversity awareness across campus Work HistoryUrban Outfitters, Housewares Team Lead- Ithaca, New York August 2009-Present• Responsible for merchandising and maintenance of the housewares departmentQuest Diagnostics, Clerical Assistant- Horsham, Pennsylvania May 2007-August 2008• Managed client records and oversaw filing of bills, income statements, medical records, and returns Activities• Leadership Program Coordinator Search Committee, Committee Member• Fall Splash Planning Committee, Committee Member• Ithaca College Triple Threat Theatre, Participant Achievments & Awards• Peggy R. Williams Award for Campus Involvement and Student Leadership 2011• Flora Brown Award for Academic Excellence 2008, 2009, 2010• WG Egbert Founder’s Award 2008, 2009, 2010• Best Male Critic, The Greater Philadelphia Critics and Awards Program 2008 Professional Development & Memberships• American Advertising Federation, Member • Leadership As Empathy, Ithaca College SLI• Public Relations Student Society of America, Member • Presentation Skills, Ithaca College SLI• American Marketing Association, Member • Professional Etiquette, Ithaca College SLI Volunteer Work• Colleges Against Cancer, Relay For Life; American Red Cross; Boys and Girls Club of America Qualifications• Strong verbal and personal communication skills • Well versed in both Mac OS X and Windows XP• Able to balance and maintain a heavy work load • Adobe Suite: Photoshop, InDesign• Organization and prioritization skills are inherent • Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, Powerpoint PAGE 2 OF 2
  3. 3. References Brian McAree Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Life Ithaca College Email: Phone: 607.274.3374 Michele Lenhart Director of Student Leadership and InvolvementIthaca College Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs Email: Phone: 607.274.3222 Stephanie Miller Marketing Manager Hangar Theatre Email: Phone: 607.273.8588 Jean Leonard Senior Marketing Manager Serino Coyne LLC Email: Phone: 212.626.2719 Amanda Lauback Admission Counselor Ithaca College Office of Admissions Email: Phone: 607.274.3124 Barbara Cleaver Personal Reference Email: Phone: 215.272.8883