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  1. 1. 499 BRACKEN WAY, BAY VILLAGE OH 44140 TEL 4 4 0 - 8 2 3 - 9 1 1 3 EMAIL M . B . H O R R I G A N @ C S U O H I O . E D U MEREDITH   H ORRIGAN  P R O F I L E  A  creative,  articulate  and  teachable  student  with  proven  leadership,  planning  and  problem  solving  skills  seeks  an  internship  that  will  provide  hands-­‐on  experience  in  the  field  of  advertising.      E D U C A T I O N  C L E V E L A N D   S T A T E   U N I V E R S I T Y   C L E V E L A N D ,   O H      A U G U S T   2 0 1 0   –   P R E S E N T    Honors  Student,  3.84  GPA  Major:    Journalism  and  Promotional  Communication,  concentrating  in  both  Advertising  and  Public  Relations  Minor:    Marketing  and  International  Business  W O R K   E X P E R I E N C E  I N T E R N   W E S T E R N   R E S E R V E   P A R T N E R S ,   L L C   C L E V E L A N D ,   O H  S E P T E M B E R   2 0 1 2   –   P R E S E N T  ‣    Work  closely  with  a  Marketing  professional  on  a  variety  of  tasks  ‣    Assist  in  writing  press  releases  and  materials  for  potential  clients  ‣    Transferred  existing  files  into  Salesforce,  an  online  Customer  Relationship  Management  (CRM)  System,   which  helps  to  increase  the  firm’s  efficiency  I N T E R N   T H E   A D C O M   G R O U P   O F   C O M P A N I E S   C L E V E L A N D ,   O H  F E B R U A R Y   2 0 1 2   –   M A Y   2 0 1 2  ‣    Worked  with  Public  Relations  professionals  and  Social  Media  specialists  ‣    Compiled  media  contact  lists  and  press  releases  for  Adcom  clients  ‣    Collaborated  with  other  interns  to  create  an  advertising  plan,  including  conceptualizing  a  new  target   audience  and  creative,  for  an  existing  client  R E S I D E N T   A S S I S T A N T   A M E R I C A N   C A M P U S   C O M M U N I T I E S   C L E V E L A N D ,   O H    M A Y   2 0 1 1   –   P R E S E N T  ‣    Create  a  strong,  supportive  community  for  residents  that  ensures  personal  and  academic  growth  ‣    Maintain  confidentiality  when  addressing  incidents  or  mediating    ‣    Design  creative  hall  programs  that  allow  for  camaraderie  among  residents,  such  as  a  Study-­‐A-­‐Thon;  Reduce,   Reuse,  Recycle  on  Earth  Day;  Fenn  Tower  of  Terror  and  more  ‣    Hold  weekly  office  hours    S A L E S   A S S O C I A T E   A R T H U R ’ S   S H O E   T R E E   B A Y   V I L L A G E ,   O H      M A Y   2 0 0 7   –   P R E S E N T  ‣    Assist  customers  of  all  ages  to  find  appropriate  footwear  to  suit  their  needs  ‣    Train  new  staff  on  customer  care,  using  the  register  and  locating  stock  items    ‣    Organize  stock  and  help  implement  a  new  inventory  system  
  2. 2. MEREDITH   H ORRIGAN  L E A D E R S H I P   E X P E R I E N C E  P R E S I D E N T   V I K I N G   E X P E D I T I O N S   E X E C U T I V E   C O M M I T T E E  M A Y   2 0 1 2   –   P R E S E N T  Viking  Expeditions  (VE)  provides  weeklong  alternative  break  trips  and  local  service  opportunities  to  CSU  students.  VE’s  mission  is  to  foster  a  lifelong  commitment  to  service  in  each  participant,  while  meeting  the  needs  of  the  global  community.  ‣    Successfully  implemented  a  membership  component  for  the  organization  ‣    Restructured  local  service  opportunities,  thereby  increasing  participation  from  nearly  zero  to  20-­‐30   individuals  per  event  ‣    Expanded  the  scope  for  travel  by  offering  the  first  international  service  trip  in  the  organization’s  history    P U B L I C   R E L A T I O N S   C H A I R   V I K I N G   E X P E D I T I O N S   E X E C U T I V E   C O M M I T T E E  M A Y   2 0 1 1   –   M A Y   2 0 1 2  ‣    Planned  and  promoted  alternative  break  trips  through  Habitat  for  Humanity,  Community  Collaborations   International  and  Expose  Experience  ‣    Increased  awareness  across  campus  for  Viking  Expeditions’  local  service  and  weeklong  trips    ‣    Built  a  consistent  brand  image  for  the  organization  ‣    Designed  all  promotional  materials  including  a  brochure,  event  posters,  trip  hot  cards,  apparel,  etc.  L O W E R   D I V I S I O N   R E P R E S E N T A T I V E  C S U   H O N O R S   C O U N C I L  J A N U A R Y   2 0 1 1   –   M A Y   2 0 1 1  ‣    Acted  as  liaison  between  students  and  faculty  in  weekly  meetings  ‣    Communicated  with  the  Honors  Program’s  director  and  advisors  about  student  concerns,  especially   regarding  possible  changes  to  the  scholarship  awarded  S P O R T S   E D I T O R   T H E   C A U L D R O N   S T U D E N T   N E W S P A P E R    D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 0   –   M A Y   2 0 1 1    ‣    Recruited  and  assigned  writers  to  cover  CSU  and  professional  sporting  events  weekly  ‣    Edited  articles  in  AP  style  and  provided  prompt  feedback  to  adhere  to  strict  deadlines  ‣    Provided  creative  input  for  weekly  layout,  attended  staff  meetings  and  maintained  office  hours  C O M P U T E R   S K I L L S  Proficient  in  Adobe  Creative  Suites  4  and  5;  Raiser’s  Edge;  Salesforce  CRM  System;  Microsoft  Office  Suite  2007;  Mac  OS  X  Lion  and  Snow  Leopard;  Windows  2007,  Vista  and  Seven.  R E C O G N I T I O N  ‣    CSU  Honors  Program  Scholarship  ‣    2010  Bay  High  Honors  Diploma  ‣    2010  AP  Scholar  with  Distinction  ‣    2010  Bay  High  Business  Department,  Outstanding  Senior  Award  and  Scholarship  ‣    2010  Bay  High  Art  Department,  Outstanding  Senior  Award  for  Craftsmanship  ‣    2010  Silver  Key  Regional  Scholastic  Art  Award,  Cleveland  Institute  of  Art  ‣    2008-­‐10  Member,  National  Honor  Society    

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