Verge Pipe Media is a strategic public relations and digital marketing agency bringing inbound marketing to higher education and forward thinking brands.
As VPM's public relations intern, I worked solely for a local family law firm, Katie Crow Law. I managed KCL's social media accounts, wrote weekly blog posts, and wrote and filmed video footage. I increased KCL's Facebook page likes by 24%, organic reach by 88%, and page views by 1,138% compared to the same quarter in the previous year.
Bus2alps is a student travel organization based in Interlaken, Switzerland with offices in Rome and Florence, Italy. I began working at Bus2alps in August 2015 as a sales intern and tour guide. I was promoted to Marketing Specialist in January 2016. At Bus2alps I gained experience in sales, international relations, public relations, marketing, and leadership. I guided trips of 20-800 college students around Europe every weekend and was also ranked third highest in sales out of 16 employees for five months in a row.
I was a public relations intern at The Corner News in downtown Auburn. I took photos for the website and newspaper, passed out gimmicks at local events, and wrote posts for "The Loveliest Village" blog.
I was a campus ambassador for Bus2Alps, a study abroad travel program for college students. I promoted the organization through weekly social media posts, contacting individuals about Bus2Alps, posting materials around campus and representing Bus2Alps at study abroad fairs.
Working at Bus2Alps, I gained invaluable experience combining my passion for travel and public relations.
I was a sales associate at Behind the Glass, a boutique in downtown Auburn. As a sales associate, I cultivated sales and people skills through selling merchandise and meeting customer needs.
After a year I was promoted to manager because of sales, leadership and communication skills. As a manager I managed five to 10 sales associates during a shift and acted as a liaison between the owner and the sales associates.
I was a marketing intern for Eating Recovery Center, an eating disorder treatment center located in Denver. I ghost-wrote blog posts for a company executive, conducted social media audits, prepared marketing materials and worked with salesforce.
Working at ERC taught me how marketing and public relations are used in the medical field.