Vanessa is available for internship and employment
Driven Marketing Major with an interest in advertising, marketing, entertainment, and publishing.
I am currently open for the opportunity for freelancing, employment, or collaboration.
The Humble Pen: Marketing & Business Development Intern April 2013 - Present
Managed marketing and public relations tasks to promote writing, which benefited underprivileged schools in Haiti, Cambodia, and India.
Conde Nast: Advertising Sales Intern for Allure Magazine January 2013 – May 2013
Worked with top executives to complete competitive positioning reports. Tabbed advertisements and editorial credits for sales calls. Flagged promotional advertising sections for competitive publications. Learned the inner workings of a top-rated beauty magazine in the publishing industry.
Shiftgig: Marketing Intern September 2012 - January 2013
Established partnerships with affiliates through social media engagement and research. Created an email contact database using Excel for usage in an email marketing campaign. Worked with team on online marketing strategies while optimizing email infrastructure. Wrote copy for website content which helped build an online community and increased website traffic.
DivaMall.tv: Digital Media Intern October 2012 - December 2012
Generated leads and fans through social media advertising and networking. Used social media to promote contests, create top-of-mind awareness, and engage customers. Assisted executives in organizing events and creating promotional campaigns allowing contestants to attend The Grammy Awards.
Mazur Zachow Incorporated: Market Research Specialist June 2009 - July 2011
Coordinated and directed focus groups for product testing in areas such as taste tests and toy studies. Administrative duties included data entry, faxing, copying, reception duties, sending out mailings, managing client database information, scheduling and coordinating meetings, and preparing documents. Gathered consumer information from phone surveys, in-store surveys, and online surveys.
Education: Columbia College Chicago: Bachelor of Media Arts, Anticipated Graduation Spring 2014
Marketing Major, Dean's List, 3.81 GPA
Study Abroad: Prague, Czech Republic: Global Marketing Communications Program, Summer 2013
Groups & Associations: Columbia College Chicago Ad Club, Columbia College Chicago PRSSA, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, International Student Organization, Columbia College Chicago Fashion Association
Honors & Awards: Patricia McCarty Scholarship Award Recipient, 2013-2014; Scholarship Columbia Award Recipient, 2013-2014; Portfolio chosen as "Profile of The Week" which was featured on the homepage of the Columbia College Chicago Portfolio Center website, February 2013; Work displayed at the 33rd Annual National Women's Studies Association conference in Oakland, CA, November 2012; Columbia College Chicago Achievement Award Recipient, 2010-2011; Columbia College Chicago Dean's List, Fall 2010 & Fall 2012
Software Experience: Nielsen, Media Radar, MXplorer, Spectra Infinet, Lexis-Nexis, MRI, EuroMonitor, Business Source Complete, Business Insights, SRDS, Radian6, HootSuite, Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Analytics, Photo Editing and Web Design (Adobe Photoshop, Gimp), Wordpress, Blogger, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Survey Monkey, Outlook
Languages: English, Spanish, French