Charles J. Weiss
3483 University Drive
Chicago, IL 60610
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public relations/event planning position
B.S., Mass Communication – Public Relations Emphasis May 2004
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
3.6 major GPA, 3.3 cumulative GPA, Public Relations Student Society of America member.
Achieved 4th-year level of Spanish conversation and literature knowledge.
Created personal Web site of multiple pages, graphics, and links at www.no.such.page.
Collaborated with 3 classmates to create tri-fold informational brochure for Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake. Interviewed administrators, volunteers, and club participants to determine desired messages. Wrote copy to communicate key concepts of club’s fun, diversity, and community.
PUBLIC RELATIONS/DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
Public Relations Intern Jan.-April 2003
Hot Shot PR Agency, Provo, Utah
Wrote press releases on new product introductions for XYZ Bakery and ABC Engineering, resulting in products being featured on KSTU Fox and KTVX ABC TV morning news shows.
Researched construction, outdoor sports, and needlecraft trade journals for potential story pitches.
Development Intern April-Nov. 2002
Voces y Votas, Salt Lake City, Utah
Helped plan “Abr Agency” fund-raising event for city’s largest Latino political action organization. Solicited businesses for door prizes, resulting in 12% increase in dollar value of prizes and 5% increase in number of prizes over previous year.
Volunteer Publicity Chair Sept. 2001-May 2003
Church Sorority, Salt Lake City, Utah
Publicized monthly social and educational meetings. Produced all fliers, posters, newspaper ads, annual brochures for campus-wide distribution. Created theme for each year’s activities and appropriate tag lines for each event. Annual attendance increased 2% over each previous year.
Team Coach Jan. 2001-present
Discover Card, West Valley City, Utah
Supervise 8 customer service representatives who sell credit cards. Monitor calls, give regular one-to-one feedback, establish individual and team goals. Create motivational competitions.
Promoted 3 times in 2 years. In current position since May 2003.
Coached team 4 times to monthly “Top Team” award (of 7 teams) in May-Sept. 2003 period.
Created tracking system to repair incorrect balance transfers that was implemented company-wide.
Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, HTML, Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Digital, 35 mm, video photography
Associated Press style, proofreading, editing text from multiple contributors into coherent whole
Good knowledge of spoken and written Spanish