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Address: 5415 N.

Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640 Phone: 207-450-2238

Michelle Kingston

Email: michelle.e.kingston@gmail.com Website: www.avors.me/msmichellekingston

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position with growth potential in the communication eld by utilizing my reporting, writing and social media skills.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Strong oral and written communication skills Leadership and supervisory experience Proven organizational skills Conversational ability in Spanish Achieved academic excellence Technical knowledge in Microsoft Ofce and similar Macintosh programs in addition to iMovie and iPhoto and websites: WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Twitter & Facebook

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies Minors in Spanish and Sociology Loyola University, Chicago,IL August 2008- May 2012 GPA: 3.8 Deans List, each semester International Association of Business Communicators, Loyola Student Chapter Deans Student Advisory Council Member of Alpha Sigma Nu: The Honor Society of Jesuit institutions for students in the top 15% of graduating class who demonstrate intellectual, moral and spiritual commitments Intensive Spanish Immersion Study Abroad Program Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile January 2011- July 2011 GPA 4.0 Twelve credits received for Intensive Spanish and Literature courses Journalism Internship Program The Washington Media Institute, Washington, DC January 2012- May 2012 Twelve credits received focusing solely on new media and journalism to complete my undergraduate degree

EXPERIENCE

Reporter, The Georgetowner, Washington, DC January 2012- Present Researching, reporting, interviewing and writing content for the bi-weekly tabloid-size newspaper that reaches the afuent DC community with a circulation of 40,000 while focusing on topics ranging from politics to food. Blogger, ChicagoNow of the Tribune Media Group, Chicago, IL September 2011- Present Analyze the news in several markets and mediums to write, develop and broadcast the top stories in a weekly online radio formatted news blog post featuring video content, polls, and unique writing styles to engage readers. Junior Executive of Public Relations, The San Jose Group, Chicago, IL August 2011- November 2011 Produced press releases, media alerts, fact sheets, and pitches. Assisted in planning events, activities, and media arrangements. Participated in company meetings and presentations. Promoted the company by increasing online social media trafc to clients sites. Intern of the month awarded in September for stellar performance. Sales Associate, Halas Sports Center, Chicago, IL August 2010- January 2011 Marketed and facilitated in selling gym memberships, personal tness classes, swimming lessons and merchandise to walk-in and telephone prospects. Maintained current membership accounts, conducted facility tours and greeted guests. Publicity and Marketing Assistant, AndreaGems, Chicago, IL November 2009- May 2010 Implemented marketing plans, conducted intensive research for potential show cases, and created Facebook and Twitter accounts and newsletters to provide accessible communication between the public and the company. Promoted events and planned trunk shows.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

English Tutor, Colegio Jos Antonio Lecaros, Santiago, Chile Volunteer and Soccer Coach Assistant, America SCORES, Chicago, IL

January 2011- July 2011 August 2010- December 2011

*References and writing samples are available upon request