Work Experience


Professional Experience


Tidy Home House Cleaning | Nashville, TN

Tidy Home is a residential house cleaning company that I created after graduation. With the support of a business partner and investor with experience in entrepreneurship, I was able to build a brand and functioning service business from the ground up. Through this process I learned more about the business world, customer service and brand management than I could have ever expected. Throughout the months that I was with the company, we grew a customer base, met and exceeded revenue goals and hired 5 full and part-time employees.

I could not quantify or rank the skills that I learned through this endeavor. However, these skills and actions are some that I feel were critical to the business' success:
  • • Developing a brand, including brainstorming, testing, and implementation of this brand on multiple platforms
  • • Building a website that provides a positive user experience and converts prospective customers
  • • Envisioning company standards of ethics and practice that were incorporated into all business functions
  • • Creating strategic marketing materials to fit customer acquisition and revenue goals
  • • Communicating effectively with leads, prospects and customers as a salesperson and business manager
  • • Optimizing a complex schedule to create efficient routes for employees and customers
  • • Screening and hiring employees that fit company standards and values
  • • Generating positive customer experiences that lead to online reviews
  • • Finding and utilizing resources that assist in customer acquisition


Internships


The Corner News | Auburn, AL

Publicity Intern

As a part of my curriculum requirements I completed an internship with The Corner News during my last semester. The Corner News is a weekly newspaper that specializes on student interests including events, concerts, sports and fashion. Learn more about The Corner News.

My weekly responsibilities included:
  • • Photographing various events for the "Cornered" feature online
  • • Attending and photographing community events
  • • Representing The Corner News as a media professional at various events
  • • Filming short intrigue segments
  • • Researching events to share at weekly meetings
  • • Collecting reader information for promotional contests
  • • Compiling information into spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel

Florida Power & Light | Jupiter, FL

Technology Communication Intern

In 2012 I worked for Florida Power and Light as the Technology Communication intern in the Power Distribution department. As an intern I worked with engineers to create a communication plan to explain technological advancements and their benefits to field electricians.

During my internship I accomplished the following tasks:
  • • Developing a communication channel that can effectively reach corporate engineers and field workers
  • • Planning and carrying out a professional educational seminar
  • • Creating web tutorials using Adobe Captivate
  • • Designing promotional material
  • • Preparing an end-of-summer evaluative presentation

Student Employment


Auburn University FYE | Auburn, AL

Camp War Eagle Counselor

For two years I was a member of the First Year Experience staff. I specifically worked with Auburn's freshman orientation program, "Camp War Eagle." During my sophomore year I was a Camp Counselor. The following year I was Head Camp War Eagle Counselor.

I was responsible for the following:
  • • Providing freshmen and parents information about Auburn and student life
  • • Understanding of campus operations and policies
  • • Meeting strict guidelines
  • • Training 36 of my peers over the course of 12 training sessions
  • • Presenting at the Southern Region Orientation Workshop
  • • Writing and delivering presentations during orientation sessions

Athletics Department | Auburn, AL

Administrative Assistant

During my fourth year at Auburn, I worked in the Director of Athletics reception and file areas. I was given unique responsibilities that required diligence and confidentiality.

My responsibilities were as follows:
  • • Greeting guests and accommodating any requests or questions
  • • Answering calls to the office
  • • Filing documents and maintaining accurate records
  • • Creating nametags, mailing labels and other documents
  • • Editing and creating spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel
  • • Maintaining the appearance of the reception area
  • • Mailing documents and other parcels

34Brand Apparel | Auburn, AL

Social Media Specialist

34Brand Apparel is a startup company specializing in cleanly designed collegiate apparel. All of their designs are printed on high-quality materials and appeal to a specific segment of the sports-watching market. In addition to cleanly designed staple pieces, 34Brand also strives to create niche pieces based upon trends and events that occur throughout any sporting season.

As a student worker and intern I do the following:
  • • Participating in branding exercises
  • • Submitting and brainstorming design ideas
  • • Managing social media accounts
  • • Photographing customers in apparel
  • • Developing marketing strategies