Sara M. Surber | Marketing Communications Intern              Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC                 1...
Sara M. Surber | Marketing Communications Intern               Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC                 ...
Sara M. Surber | Marketing Communications Intern                Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC                ...
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  1. 1. Sara M. Surber | Marketing Communications Intern Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC 1401 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 434-1234 ext. 234 or (850) 512-2129 intern@pensacolachamber.com or sms60@students.uwf.eduOBJECTIVE To obtain a career in the exciting field of Public Relations and Communications upon graduation.EDUCATION Undergraduate Student-Senior Graduation: August 2011 University of West Florida-Pensacola, FL Major: Public Relations/Communication Arts Minor: Marketing Applications UWF Undergraduate GPA in major: 3.53 Knowledge & Experience: AP Style Writing & Editing, Newspaper Writing & Reporting, PR Writing, Public Relations, Media Relations, Issues Tracking, Social Media, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Sales Management, Professional Selling Methods, Business and Professional Communications, Crisis Communications, Interactive Marketing, Micromedia, E-commerce, Graphic Design & Web, Blogs, Pitching Stories, Newsletters, E-newsletters, News Releases, SMRs, VNRs, SEO & RSS • Assumed full course load while working 30-35 hours a week, last seven semesters • Funded 75% of University expenses through employment last seven semesters • Financed 100% of personal and living expenses through employment, last seven semesters while maintaining an above B average GPA in current field of studyEXPERIENCE Marketing Communications Intern Dec. 2010-Present Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC • Perform marketing tasks for the chamber • Sell and manage tourism partnerships • Pitch stories to travel writers and various publications • Proof, edit and compile media kits • Write e-newsletters, blogs and news releases • Update social media accounts • Produce monthly television show • Track media coverage and collect news clippings • Update creative content on company website • Compose promotional materials with speed and accuracy • Complete difficult tasks on strict deadlines
  2. 2. Sara M. Surber | Marketing Communications Intern Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC 1401 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 434-1234 ext. 234 or (850) 512-2129 intern@pensacolachamber.com or sms60@students.uwf.edu Part-Time Server Dec. 2010-Present Oar House-Pensacola, FL • Provide quality service to dozens of customers every shift • Up-sell menu items, alcohol and merchandise • Ensure customer satisfaction and return business Part-Time Customer Service Staff Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010 Publix Supermarkets-Pensacola, FL • Performed accounting for front and back office of all money services/transactions and balanced Totals for Cash Accountability reports • Ensured complete customer satisfaction and return business by providing premier, quality customer service • Managed employees and coordinated the front end of the store Graphic Designer Jan. 2007-Aug. 2008 Beachmerchant-Gulf Shores, AL • Created online virtual tours for Meyer Real Estate properties • Assisted with design and set-up of Meyer’s Website • Composed and finished tours with proficiency and accuracyAWARDS Southeast Journalism Conference February 19, 2011 • Competed against a dozen other schools in the onsite PR writing competition and placed thirdACTIVITIES Florida Public Relations Association, Fall 2010 Springboard 2011 PR Conference Planning Committee, Fall 2010 Progressive Student Alliance, Fall 2010 United Way, Fall 2007-present Habitat for Humanity, 2008-2010 March of Dimes Team Captain, Spring 2010COMPUTERSKILLS Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Photoshop, 65 wpm with accuracy
  3. 3. Sara M. Surber | Marketing Communications Intern Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC 1401 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 434-1234 ext. 234 or (850) 512-2129 intern@pensacolachamber.com or sms60@students.uwf.eduPROFESSIONAL REFERENCES Laura Lee Director of Communications, CBV Communications Manager Convention Bureau & VIC, Visit Pensacola 1401 E. Gregory St. Pensacola, FL 32502 llee@visitpensacola.com (850) 434-1234 ex. 231 Alex Cook Supervisor, Seafood Restaurant Assistant Manager Lucky Snapper 76 HWY 98 E. Destin, FL 32541 (850) 217-4739 Richard Bailey Business Owner, Graphic Design Co. Business Owner Beachmerchant 191 North shore Circle Suit 101 Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 923-7888ACADEMIC REFERENCES Eileen M. Perrigo M.Ed. Professor, UWF Communication Arts University of West Florida 11000 University Pkwy. Bldg. 36 Pensacola Rm. 128, FL 32514 eperrigo@uwf.edu (850) 474-3267 Dr. Felicia Morgan Professor, UWF Marketing and Economics University of West Florida 11000 University Pkwy. Bldg. 53 Pensacola, FL 32514 fmorgan@uwf.edu (850) 474-2659
  4. 4. Sara M. Surber | Marketing Communications Intern Pensacola Bay Area Convention Bureau & VIC 1401 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 434-1234 ext. 234 or (850) 512-2129 intern@pensacolachamber.com or sms60@students.uwf.eduRick Scott M.A., APR, CPRC Professor, UWFCommunication ArtsUniversity of West Florida11000 University ParkwayBldg. 36 Rm. 129, FL 32514dscott1@uwf.edu(850) 474-2360Sonya Daniel Public Information Manager, Escambia CountyPublic Information and CommunicationsEscambia County Board of County Commissioners221 Palafox Place, Suite. 410Pensacola, FL 32502sonya_daniel@myescambia.com(850) 595-3476

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