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Kristy McCluskey

(774) 230-0553 • 375 Church Street, Unit 5895 • North Adams, MA 01247 • E-Portfolio:
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA; May 2011
B.A. in English/Communications, Concentrations in Public Relations and Journalism, Minor in Sociology
GPA 3.95, Dean’s List seven consecutive semesters

Career-Related Courses
Public Relations Media Law and Ethics The Popular Arts as Business
Public Relations and Crisis Management Writing and Reporting the News I, II Magazine Writing and Editing
Business Writing and Presentation Publication Design and Typography News Editing Practicum

Work and Internship Experience

Alumni Office Intern; Mass. College of Liberal Arts Advancement Office; Sept. 2010 – Present
Drafted alumni communications and press releases
Assisted with pre-event, event and post-event logistics at the Alumni Reunion
Wrote campus updates for the alumni publication Beacons and Seeds
Researched online V.I.P.s and prospects and prepared prospect profiles
Inputted alumni updates into constituent database
Prepared mailings
Development Intern; American Lung Association; May 2010 – Aug. 2010
Designed pamphlets to expose businesses and consumers to ALA programming
Assisted in distributing branding campaigns to media
Researched programs and promotions and constructed surveys to gather feedback from consumers, volunteers and
Guest Relations Team Member; Six Flags New England; May 2010 – Aug. 2010
Worked to resolve guests’ concerns (park information inquiries, compliments and complaints) in person, online and
over the telephone
Resident Advisor; Mass. College of Liberal Arts; Aug. 2009 – May 2010
Advised a community of 40 students and addressed concerns to maintain a safe and comfortable living environment
Developed twice-monthly programs, monthly bulletin boards, and door decorations that educated, entertained,
promoted diversity, and encouraged senses of community and well-being among residents
Learned budgeting, event planning, advertising, and report-writing skills
Peer Tutor; Mass. College of Liberal Arts; Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2008
Helped students study and otherwise succeed in psychology and self-and-society courses
Design Team for The Beacon; Mass. College of Liberal Arts; Aug. 2010 – Present
Designed page layouts for the weekly student newspaper
Reviewed pages for basic copyediting purposes
Peer Advisor; Mass. College of Liberal Arts; Aug. 2010 – Present
Lead academic and social programming for First Year Students
Provided advice and interpersonal contacts to ease students’ transition to college
Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Mass Media and Publication Design; Mass. College of Liberal Arts, Sept. 2009 – May 2010
Supervised labs and study sessions to offer one-on-one assistance with assignments
Served to bridge the gap between students and professors
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, mail merge), Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign, iWave, Burelles-Luce,
and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
References available upon request