DARA GOLD

daramgold@gmail.com
EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Communication with emphasis on public relations Anticipated May 2014 University of Maryland, College Park, MD Overall GPA: 3.32 • Related coursework. News Writing and Editing for PR; Public Relations Theory; Oral Communications; Retail Management • Dean’s List. Spring 2010, Spring 2013 • Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society EXPERIENCE Public Relations Intern, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland • Created a HootSuite account to help manage all social media for the office September 2013- Present • Tweets and post to Facebook daily, as well as schedule tweets to be sent out at later dates • Conduct interviews in order to write hard news and feature stories for the School of Behavioral and Social sciences website. Lifestyle Intern. EVINS, Ltd. June 2013-July 2013 • Provide general support to the division and division director • Compile monthly client reports, document and distribute press clips, prepare and send merchandise loan outs and product mailings, compile and maintain media lists, write press releases, contact media via email and phone • Attend internal staff and weekly divisional meetings Assistant Director. Oral Communications Center, University of Maryland January 2013-Present • Administrative duties include: communicating with professors about students and their progress and maintaining Oral Communications Center database • Coordinate schedules for all peer consultants and ensure tutoring hours coincide with center hours Peer Consultant. Oral Communications Center, University of Maryland Fall 2012-Present • Mentor students on listening and speaking assignments; offer constructive feedback to enhance their presentations • Serve as Teacher’s Assistant for incoming peer consultant trainees for the Fall 2013 semester Executive Board Member/ Marketing Chair. ManiCURE for Sharsheret. College Park, MD August 2010- Present • Successfully raised $1,800 for Sharsheret and hosted 200 attendees at event in November, 2012 • Collaborate with board of 10 to plan the annual event, raising money and awareness for breast cancer. • Design T-shirts, create flyers, manage Facebook page, table on campus to recruit event attendees and reach out to alumni for donations Social Committee board member, University of Maryland Hillel January 2012-Present • Plan evening and weekend events for approximately 300 students • Create promotional material and managed social media Fellowship: Women’s Social Empowerment Initiative, University of Maryland Fall 2012-Present • Create programs and opportunities for Jewish women to meet and connect with each other • Participated in weekly leadership building ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Camp Counselor, Driftwood Day Camp, Melville, NY • Motivated campers ages 8-9 to foster new friendships and develop new skills Camp Counselor, Camp Nesher, Lakewood, PA • Supervised 17 13-year-old girls 24 hours a day during Pennsylvania sleep away camp SKILLS • Advanced Hebrew, intermediate Spanish • Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie June 2011-August 2012 June 2010-August 2010