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Lauren Buntz
EXPERIENCE_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Public Relations Intern, The Richards Group, Dallas, TX September 2012 - Present Report to the consumer team at Richards Partners, the public relations department of The Richards Group Work on Universal Technologies, Dallas Marathon, and Silver Car accounts; responsibilities include drafting coverage reports and pitches and engaging in proactive media relations Investor Relations Intern, Moon Capital Management, New York, NY June - July 2012 Hedge fund focused on long/short emerging market equity based in New York City with offices also in Singapore. Currently with $1.6 billion under management Assisted in researching and developing quarterly and yearly performance letter distributed to investors Contributed innovative ideas to improve out-of-date marketing materials to better serve the firm and its investors Intern, Brunswick Group, Dallas, TX January - May 2012 Corporate communications firm with 20 offices in 12 countries that helps businesses and other organizations address critical communications challenges Developed daily clip reports for clients Engaged in research to support various client teams Developed familiarity with research tools and databases, including Bloomberg, Cision Point, Edgar, Gorkana, and TVEyes Worked daily with the other interns in Brunswicks U.S. offices on the intern group projects, which were two in-depth reports intended to provide insight into the companies to support Brunswicks business development efforts Intern, Rest + Revolution Public Relations, Dallas, TX August 2011- December 2011 Developed a media database that was used in local and national outreach efforts Documented clients exposure in major media outlets such as D Magazine and affiliates, Womens Wear Daily, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Modern Luxury Dallas, and Oak Cliff People Drafted and disseminated press releases for various client announcements Marketing Intern, Saint Francis Health System Marketing Department, Tulsa, OK July - August 2011 Collaborated with a local public relations firm to implement a health education program, HealthTeacher, in Tulsa Public Schools; program was adopted and is expected to reach 180,000 students Researched independent doctors in surrounding small towns and then collaborated with other internal functions to draft a marketing plan to promote Saint Francis healthcare services in those places Updated and drafted material for marketing materials to be distributed to current and prospective patients and members of the medical community Social Media Intern, Plan-B Public Relations, Dallas, TX January - May 2011 Created value-added social media resources to enhance company's marketing and promotion strategy via Facebook and Twitter accounts that resulted in increased knowledge of clients services as well as attendance at promotional events Coordinated fashion and art shows to promote clients work; events benefitted not-for-profit organizations such as Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Entertainment Writer, Her Campus August 2011- May 2012 Wrote weekly articles featuring a campus celebrity or event for this undergraduate online magazine Associate Sports Editor, SMU Daily Campus January 2011- May 2011 Published and edited weekly articles on SMU athletics for distribution to 11,000 students and others in the SMU community Responsible for a staff of contributing writers Sports Anchor, University of Tulsas broadcasting network August 2009 - May 2010 Anchored weekly broadcast and provided viewers in the City of Tulsa with updates on the Universitys athletic teams and events SKILLS_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ PRODUCTION AND COMPUTER Final Cut Pro 7, Sony NX5U, iPhoto, iMovie, InDesign, teleprompter, studio camera PC/Apple: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Word Press, Instagram EDUCATION__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX Expected Graduation: December 2012 Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Journalism (minor) SMU-in-London, London, England Summer 2011 SMU-in-Taos, Taos, NM