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Erica Mallory Hammett

ericah16@vt.edu | 757.272.4376 | Lanexa, Virginia | ericahammett.strikingly.com

EDUCATION
B.A., Public Relations, May 2016
Minor: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
A.S. Social Science, August 2014
Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Event Planning Intern, Virginia Tech YMCA, Blacksburg, Virginia
February 2016 Present
Leading Communications and marketing committee for VTs Top Talent
Communicating with vendors and businesses to promote event
Create Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts and monitor activity
Communication Internship, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Christiansburg, Virginia
September - December 2015

Pitched theme ides and strategies to implement


Designed and developed program and PowerPoint presentation for annual meeting of 400 attendees and
assisted with set up and registration
Served as photographer at Chamber events to display on website

Marketing Intern, Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 2015 - August 2015
Promoted events and performances by distributing marketing materials to target audiences
Prepared verbiage and format for website redesign
Updated online event calendars for local upcoming events and performances
Organized set up for weekly summer concert series and photographed event
Drafted four press releases for 2015-2016 performance series
Designed posters for silent auction prizes using Photoshop
Attended weekly staff meetings with executive staff

ORGANIZATIONS
Public Relations Student Society of America: Event and Publications Committee at Virginia Tech
August 2014 Present
Coordinated with 10 event committee members to plan Comm Connections and 30 th anniversary reunion
Crafted feature story for VT PRSSA 30th Anniversary Reunion published in PRSSA FORUM National
Newspaper winter 2016 edition
Produced two blog posts for Virginia Tech PRSSA blog during spring 2016
Drafted two press releases for Comm Connections and VT PRSSA 30 th anniversary reunion
Attended PRSSA 2015 National Conference

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


Crewmember: Chick-fil-A, Hampton, Virginia
July 2010 March 2014

PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS
Canon Virginia Inc., Newport News, VA Two- day job shadow
Participated with set up for 250 special guests and handled media check-in table for event attended by
Governor
Ferguson Enterprises, Newport News, VA Job shadow
Discussed companys mission with director of Corporate Communications