Lauren D.

Harris
9666 Firelands Drive ♦ Twinsburg, Ohio ♦ (330) 780-4668 ♦ ldharris_1@yahoo.com
CAREER SUMMARY:

I have 20 months of full-time work experience and have gained solid internship experience in media relations, public relations and marketing in the corporate, higher education and government fields. I am a solid oral and written communicator, understand the importance of working as a team member, encompass a willingness to learn and grow, and desire to help an organization achieve its mission.
University Heights, Ohio August 2009

EDUCATION: John Carroll University Bachelor of Arts in Communications WORK EXPERIENCE: Cleveland Metroparks

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Cleveland, Ohio June 2008 – Present Assist with technology marketing concepts such as blogs and podcasts. Write and assist with weekly press releases, feature articles, and media relations Support all aspects of promotional/marketing campaigns and special events, internal and external communications, and advertising

Marketing Associate

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE: Eaton Corporation • • •

Cleveland, Ohio January 2008 - May 2008 Assisted with writing of internal announcements, press releases, and newsletters Web management and updating of Fluid Power Group Intranet content – Digital Asset Management Performed industry research

Communications Intern- Fluid Power Group

John Carroll University

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University Heights, Ohio September 2007 - May 2008 Wrote, edited and placed news releases to university-at-large, general public, and radio, television, and print outlets. Developed press kits and assisted department in planning campus special events Communicated information about university news

Public Relations Intern

The Owens Group

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Cleveland, Ohio January 2007-May 2007 Represent company at various DreamWorks film screenings and perform reports to send directly to studio Assist account executives in all promotional campaigns, advertising and administrative duties, as necessary Help develop and maintain relationships with local businesses and media outlets.

DreamWorks Intern

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The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland • • •

Cleveland, Ohio Public Information Intern May 2006 - August 2006 Supported creation and promotion, of educational initiatives to increase visibility of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s mission Created brochure for Learning Center and Money Museum as a take-away piece for guests. Assisted media spokesperson with media coordination for special events and with administrative tasks. Envision Radio Networks Beachwood, Ohio May 2006 - August 2006 Assisted with press kit production and logo design for demo cd’s Attended weekly meetings with owners, sales, and marketing staff to discuss goals and upcoming events Maintained and updated media lists used for clients and office Performed research on industry and on competing affiliates

Media Intern
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96.5 KISS FM WAKS – Clear Channel

Promotions Intern
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Independence, Ohio May 2004 - August 2004

Attended remotes with DJs an interacted with fans Attended bi-weekly meetings to assist with promotional planning, schedules, and how to reach goals as a staff Performed administrative duties in-office when necessary Cleveland, Ohio November 2009 - present Cleveland, Ohio November 6, 2007

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: Footprints Mentoring Program

Mentor
WKYC-TV 3

Elections student volunteer
St. Monica School - Girls Basketball

Garfield Heights, Ohio Nov. 2005- Feb. 2006 Coached the fundamentals of basketball productively to ensure a successful season while implementing the importance of teamwork and fun.

Assistant Coach

COMPUTER SKILLS: Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign
and various social media outlets and technologies.

AWARDS: Ohio Professional Writers – First Place Award for Cleveland Metroparks Facebook fan
page. Apex Award – PR, Public Information & Public Service Campaigns – Facebook fan page. References Available on Request