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Alyssa West

(850) 218-5138 2009 West Roscoe Street Apt 3F Chicago, IL 60618

Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
Minors in Communication and Business
Graduation Date: May 2015
Deans List: Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013

Work Experience:
Skorch Contributing Writer Melbourne, FL

July 2015- Present

Write weekly content ranging from personal antidotes to plus size fashion topics
Engage with audience to draw more readers to the site and magazine

Imbibe Marketing Intern Chicago, IL

May 2015-September 2015

Managed social media to engage with relevant businesses and drive viewers to our page
Developed original content on industry topics to submit to industry magazines, creating positive exposure for the company
Studied beverage industry trends and made product suggestions to clients based off these trends

May 2013 May 2015

American Eagle Jean Expert Tallahassee, FL

Expert knowledge of inventory that enhanced customer experience leading to increased sales
Adept at having positive transactions with customers to reach business goals of increased sales

May 2014 May 2015

Society + Marketing Intern Melbourne, FL

Wrote copy of all merchandise which increased customer interest and therefore increased sales
Wrote blogs for website which increased hits and created a group following
Designed email campaigns to help achieve an increase in subscriptions
Input all SKUs into computer to track inventory

The Odyssey, Olympia Media Group President Tallahassee, FL

May 2014 - December 2014

Sold advertisement space for the paper which resulted in increased advertisement sales from $5,000 to $30,000, a 500% increase
Managed entire team of marketing interns, fifteen people, responsible for selling advertisements and developing creative
components of the paper
Worked with 10 different clients and ensured the weekly delivery of over 4,000 papers

Torchlight Center Media Correspondent Tallahassee, FL

Previewed movies and created target marketing groups

Promoted movies through Twitter and Facebook to the target groups to create interest about the films

Uloop Online Newspaper Contributing Writer Tallahassee, FL

January 2013 - May 2013

Wrote weekly articles that created constant stream of interest

Maintained relevancy to current issues to drive readers to the paper

Travel Research Online Writer Tallahassee, FL

May 2013 - August 2013

Researched assigned city to find historical facts and activities for tourists
Organized information into concise sections to produce a quick and easy pamphlet for consumers

January 2013 - May 2013

Leadership Experience:
Gamma Phi Beta, Beta Mu Chapter Active Member, Relay for Life Chair Tallahassee, FL January 2013 April 2015

Managed Relay for Life, a national Cancer fundraising effort, for entire sorority, raising $2,700 in six months
Organized fundraising events for the sorority

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend Big Sister Tallahassee, FL

Act as a positive role model for low income 8 year old

Raised my mentees grades from Cs and Ds to Bs and better

February 2014 - Present