My Résumé

Brittany M. Falconer

Okay, once you get past that part, this shindig is way out of date. Want something a bit more current? Head on over to my LinkedIn page. In the meantime, I’ll continue thinking about how this old thing should get a facelift. Maybe one day I’ll even do something about it.

Education
Boston University College of Communication in Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science in Communication
Concentration in Public Relations
May 2009

Boston University College of General Studies London Programme in the Natural Sciences in London, England
July – August 2006

Experience
Porter Novelli
Corporate Intern
June 2010 – September 20120

Solomon McCown & Company
Public Relations Intern
July 2009 – January 2010
– Monitor major media publications and social media for clients
– Clip and archive clips for clients
– Pitch op-eds and expert advisories to community newspapers in Massachusetts, Maryland and Florida
– Research, draft and revise client media lists
– Draft press releases for clients

451 Marketing
Social Media Intern
June – July 2009
– Write entries for 451 Heat, the company blog, discussing social media news
– Compile social media news for post content in 451 Heat
– Employ social media to generate leads, promote client services and engage in conversations
– Research speaking engagement opportunities for clients

Boston University’s Public Relations Lab in Boston, MA
Account Executive for Boston Medical Center
September 2008 – December 2008
– Promoted through grassroots marketing, Halloween Town, an annual event to benefit the Kids’ Fund
– Managed volunteers during the event, and quantified survey results of guests and volunteers
– Drafted promotional copy for charity events, and compiled price lists for hospital fundraisers
– Edited and formatted materials for department presentations

Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA
Public Affairs Intern
June – August 2008
– Researched new names for the hospital’s Weight and Wellness Center (formerly the Obesity Consult Center, or OCC)
– Formatted research for the OCC executives for quick, easy reference
– Attended meetings with OCC executives to review and apply research
– Compiled daily media clips for hospital executives
– Wrote articles for for monthly newsletter to inform hospital employees of news in Tufts community
– Wrote children’s water saftey PSA for radio

Boston University Terrier Annual Dancesport Competition in Boston, MA
Competition Organiser, 2007, 2008
January 2007 – May 2008
– Expanded one-day competition to a full weekend in 2008
– Invited current World Mambo & Rhythm Champions to perform and adjudicate
– Coordinated public relations, including advertising, web design and team invitations
– Secured staffing, including judges, DJ, emcee and scorekeeper
– Negotiated with vendor to procure competition floor
– Managed activites the weekend of the competition

Topf Center for Dance Education in Boston, MA
Public Relations Intern
June – August 2007
– Designed brochures, calendars and ads for the organisation
– Taught middle school children beginner ballroom

Activities
Boston University Ballroom Dance Club

President
January 2007 – June 2008
– Obtained funding, attended allocations meetings
– Managed the club, set board meeting agendas and ran all executive board and club informational meetings
– Set club lesson schedule with coaches and determined lesson conten
– Ensured that all executive board members performed their respective duties
Team Captain
May 2006 – May 2007
– Managed competitive team, maintained list of all competition deadlines and alerted treasurers to payment deadlines, attended all competitions to record scores

Skills
Language
Working knowledge of Spanish

Computer
Proficient in social media, SEO and blogging, basic knowledge of HTML

1 Comment

  1. Degrees of Separation on LinkedIn « And Here, We Have My Musings said,

    [...] joined the ranks of the many who are looking for employment (yours, truly included . . . anyone looking for a PR practitioner?).  We were chatting via E-mail and I mentioned that I was doing some research for BU [...]

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