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Candice M. DeForest

May 2009 Chapman University-Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, GPA: 3.8 BA Public Relations/Advertising with French minor College International de Cannes, GPA: 4.0 French studies, Cannes Film Festival intern Los Angeles Women in Music, Public Relations Volunteer ● Assist with press releases, media pitching and social media outlets to promote events, fund raising initiatives and other LAWiM-related news Chapman ImPRessions, Firm Founder and Director ● Co-founder and director of Chapman University’s first student-run PR firm ● Developed course syllabus and project plan to implement the firm as an elective course in the undergraduate public relations and advertising program ● Managed operations for three client accounts and 15 students The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Knowledge Management Intern ● Developed and implemented a comprehensive marketing plan to increase internal social networking collaboration and activity in sixteen months for the Federal Reserve System ● Researched and analyzed internal networking site that supports communities of practice and user profiles with over 2,500 accounts for employees in the FRS ● Collaborated with team members to evaluate over 350 survey responses identifying improvement opportunities and business value of the existing website ● Designed content and published three new websites for events and work groups Chapman University Event Scheduling Office, Assistant/Conference Assistant ● Successfully managed an active phone switchboard responsible for in excess of 500 extensions ● Assisted visitors through personal interaction as an on-campus representative for up to 750 conference guests Girls Incorporated of Orange County, Public Relations Intern ● Managed three social media tools (Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr blog) on a daily basis and doubled the number of community and national followers through posting quality interactive content Peace Arch Entertainment, Cannes Film Festival Intern ● Greeted clients, screened movie trailers and interacted with international clientele on a daily basis for the duration of the two-week festival Dodge College Cecil Awards Show, Promotions & Fund Raising Executive ● Created and implemented a fifteen thousand dollar fund raising and sponsorship plan for the 500+ guest student-financed show ● Supervised a team of five public relations and advertising students to partner with Kodak, Panasonic and other companies to fund and promote the show PRSSA Bateman Case Study Competition, Honorable Mention ● Selected as one of ten Chapman students to participate in a national PR competition ● Executed a four-phase campaign to educate 3,000 individuals about the 2010 U.S. Census; One of sixteen teams nationally to receive Honorable Mention award Alpha Gamma Delta, Publications Coordinator ● Created informative bi-monthly e-newsletter to 110 members ● Managed budget of $2500; negotiated contract for the annual chapter photo YouTube RSS Feeds WordPress Adobe Creative Suite French Language Twitter Teamsite Lotus Notes LinkedIn Blogging Platforms

April 2011 – Present

Nov. 2009- May 2011

Summer 2009-May 2011

Aug. 2007-2010

March 2010-Aug. 2010

May 2009

Sept. 2009-May 2010

Oct. 2009-April 2010

Sept. 2007-2008

PR writing Facebook iPad Microsoft Office Avid Media Composure

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