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  • Heather Haines1717 Lansing Ave. Unit 46 Sudbury, ON 705-688-6929Haines.heather@hotmail.com March 17, 2010 RE: Communications Position To whom it may concern, I am a graduate of the Public Relations Program at Cambrian College, and will be graduating from the Bachelor’s of Communications Program at Laurentian University in April of this year. A full-time position would be ideal for me as I am a recent grad who has experience with working in an office setting.  I can bring new perspectives to any current or upcoming projects.  I am proficient with written materials such as media releases, media kits, reports, and fundraising ask letters, reports, presentation notes etc.  As part of my education I took a course in writing and editing using CP style.  As well, I have a thorough understanding of windows and the internet. I have had exposure to Access and basic website experience.   My program of study highlighted and enhanced my abilities to be able to handle various tasks put forth. I am able to multi-task, follow orders, and also take initiative to ensure that work is completed in a timely manner.  I have been encouraged through my education to be innovative, to use my creativity, and do work as part of a cohesive team.  A lot of my experience has been in time management and prioritizing, which gives me the ability to work in time sensitive environments. I have worked in several positions which have had me working as part of an overall team dynamic, which I think would be relevant to this position because it will be a benefit when developing relationships with co-workers. I worked as a Student Ambassador for the Cambrian College for one year and as the Director, Student and Academic Affairs with the Student’s Administrative Council for one year.  Both positions in the college helped to hone my skills in the Public Relations field in regards to interacting with the public under many different circumstances, and with organizing student activities on campus, including fundraisers, and tours. As well in both positions I worked with social medias, such as FaceBook and blogs, in order to communicate with students on upcoming events. I am a people person who is able to talk to clients and help them to find what they are looking for. I am a quick learner and am confident that I would be able to learn how to work at your business with ease.  Throughout my years as a student and as an employee, I have used all Microsoft programs, including word, Excel and Outlook, and am proficient in all of these programs.  I am able to work as both part of a team or alone.  I am goal-oriented, driven, and not afraid of hard work¾qualifications vital to anyone who will be a productive addition to your business, as I would like to be. I would be available as soon as May 1st to begin working with your organization. I look forward to hearing from you so that we may schedule an interview.  With sincerest regards,  Heather Haines  1717-46 Lansing Ave. Sudbury, ON - (705) 688-6929 � haines.heather@hotmail.comHeather HainesObjectiveTo gain an entry-level position in the communications fieldExperienceJune 2009 - present Travelodge Hotel Sudbury, ON HousekeepingCleaning hotel roomTime managementStocking carts and shelvesPrioritizing roomsCustomer Service  April 2009 � June 2009 Northern Ontario School of Medicine Sudbury, ON Student Intern/PlacementWriting communications pieces for interoffice newsletterAssisting with buying and displaying student merchandiseCreating invitation list for major functionContacting local businesses in regards to upcoming graduationWriting communication pieces for yearly reportMedia MonitoringOrganizing smaller interoffice events  May 2008-May 2009 Cambrian Students Administrative Council Sudbury, ON Director, Student and Academic AffairsFundraise money for United WayOrganize and execute awareness weeks/daysOrganize book drivesCustomer serviceMediate Student appeals and grievancesAttended meetings on the college level for student sAttend conferences for the CSAMinute takingBasic office work including answering phones, faxing, photocopying   May 2007-August 2008  Cambrian College  Sudbury, ON Student Ambassador � Liaison DepartmentBooks and give toursUpdate monthly blogCorrespond with potential studentsAssist in college wide recruitment eventsCreate and mail out information packages  EducationSept. 2009 � May 2010 Laurentian University Sudbury, ON Bachelor of Arts§ CommunicationsTechnology and the Individual Experience Psychology of Sexuality Broadcast Journalism Technology and the Social Experience Information Theory  God, Play, and Games Information Theory II  Decorated Body/Communication Theory of Communication and Semiotics    Sept. 2006 � May 2009                    Cambrian College                                    Sudbury, ON Public Relations, Diploma Fundraising Event Planning Accounting Media Relations Marketing Consumer Behaviour New media Effective Presentations Database Management Writing Public/International Affairs Speech Writing     Interests Skills & Abilities Travel, Environmental Issues, Eat Locally, Reading, Writing, Social Media, Outdoor activities  Leadership Skills, Organizational Skills, Communication Skills, Interpersonal SkillsI have an online portfolio that can be viewed at http://www.behance.net/hhaines ReferencesReferences are available on request.