Renée J.

Lessard
749 Alfred Road, Arundel, ME 04046 | 207-710-6234 | renee.j125@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts: Strategic Communications – Public Relations May 2017
Minors in Psychology and Honors GPA: 3.9/4.0
Susquehanna University | Selinsgrove, PA
Study Abroad: Regent’s University | London, England Fall 2015
• Developed cross-cultural competencies through coursework, integration and travel
• Completed courses including Crisis Management, Cognitive Psychology, and Shakespeare
Studies
COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE
Practicum Director January 2015 – Present
Public Relations Student Society of America | Selinsgrove, PA
• Evaluated over 25 students’ press releases, situation analyses, and feature articles
• Created posters and press releases for local events using Photoshop, InDesign and Word
Social Media Team Leader June 2013 – August 2016
PowderHorn Family Camping Resort | Old Orchard Beach, ME
• Created, scheduled, and maintained social media pages, increased engagement, visibility, and
rating as a vacation destination on TripAdvisor
• Managed reservations and addressed customer concerns for over 480 campsites
Editorial Intern May – July 2016
Sellers Publishing | South Portland, ME
• Wrote press releases, proofread, and assisted in market research on competing calendars
• Selected content and drafted display for daily, weekly, and monthly planning documents using
Expression Media software
Event Intern May 2015
Casella Recycling | Saco, ME
• Organized supply needs for a weekend team-building retreat of 25 marketing professionals
• Facilitated group exercises; coordinated accommodation logistics with multiple vendors
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Student Assistant August 2013 – May 2014; September 2016 – December 2016
Susquehanna University | Selinsgrove, PA
• Supported Registrar, HR, and IT Departments through administrative and supplemental tasks
such as preparing visuals, maintaining records, and collaborating with other departments
• Answered student queries, scheduled calendars, and organized data for departmental use
Research Presenter April 2015
Northeast Regional Honors Conference | Gettysburg, PA
• Introduced original published research on The Handmaid’s Tale and modern society
• Attended panels and discussed emerging trends in areas of science, health, and literature
SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator | Microsoft Office suite | Social Media: Facebook, Twitter,
Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Tumblr, LinkedIn | Basic Web Design/Maintenance: HTML, Wix,
Weebly, Wordpress