April Adkins 3058 Dawson Lane SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30331 (678) 612-4714 • [email protected] https://www.linkedin.com/pub/april-adkins/a2/409/b78 • LinkedIn Summary of Qualifications A competent, flexible, detail oriented, motivated and trainable recent college graduate with a background in public relations, marketing, and media support. I possess three years of media support, three years of public relations, and one year of marketing experience. I have a strong interest in social media and a desire to have a fulfilling career in the social media industry. I am knowledgeable of social media platforms that include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.I have sound understanding of marketing principles. I can handle business with a high degree of discretion, confidentiality, and diplomacy. Also, I can successfully handle a wide range of functions using a combination of strong analytical skills,effectiveverbal and written communication skills, and strong project management skills. I have the ability to successfully organize, prioritize and manage multiples projects in a deadline-driven environment. I possess strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas. I can work with a diverse, fast-paced team environment and individually. I cancommunicate in a clear and persuasive manner and maintain a positiveattitudewhile working as a strong team player. Education University of Phoenix, Sandy Springs, Georgia Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications/Marketing 3.6 August 2011 – October 2014 Additional Information • Skills: Social Media (i.e. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Google +, etc.), SharePoint, Constant Contact,Vocus Marketing and PR Software, Photoshop, Proficient in Microsoft Office(Excel, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); Advanced in Excel skills • Volunteer Work: Girls Inc., Festival Staff Member, Set up booth at festival and answered any question about Girls Inc.,Assisted with children's games and t-shirt sales, Handed out information to parents and individuals interested in afterschool and summer programs at Girls Inc. Professional Experience Ricoh, Alpharetta, Georgia Receptionist/Switchboard Operator January 2014 – Present • Prepares correspondence, execute meetings and coordinates travel arrangements. • Schedules internal and external meetings; plans and coordinates logistics for team meetings and special events (hotel, food, venue, schedule etc.) • Builds professional relationships with internal and external customers and respond to complaints from customers of the business community. • Assist with the coordination of meetings (set up, logistics, etc.). • Liaison between vendors and facility manager to ensure proper communication and service. • Edit PowerPoint slides for presentations and input data into Excel spreadsheets for budgeting purposes. Gideon's Promise, Atlanta, Georgia Administrative Assistant June 2013 – July 2013 • Created Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for tracking all organization partners and Gideon’s Promise students. • Provided administrative assistance to include invoices, filing, mail distribution, and project management. • Established and maintained positive working relationships with area business community, internal and external clients, and other related contacts. • Organized fundraising dinner for special guest (President Jimmy Carter) and Gideon's Promise donors. • Created and entered data into spreadsheetsand PowerPoint presentations outlining the company strategy on succession planning including the processof identification of future leaders in organization. • Worked alongside Finance Director to ensure events and training class materials are within the organization’s budget. Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia Executive Services Coordinator Assistant September 2011 – July 2013 • Awarded 2012 Most Spirited Executive Services Team Member • Proofread and edited correspondence to ensure correct English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and formatting • Providedsupport to the Senior Executive Services Coordinator and Executive Services Manageron an as needed basis • Ability to convey specific event information, in a friendly, outgoing, and positive manner. • Managed private parties and events for companies/organizations such as, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and the Atlanta Falcons. • Developed and maintained group client/agency contact list and coordinated mailings Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, Georgia Public Relations Intern November 2012 – February 2013 • Assisted with executing various public relations tactics and campaigns, e.g. Youth of the Year, National Boys & Girls Club Week, BGCA conferences and advocacy events. • Provided writing and media relations research support, website and social media writing, research, and updates and administrative tasks (filing, scanning, faxing, and correspondence) • Assisted in the execution of programs, campaigns and events • Work cross-functionally on various public relations teams, participating in meetings and conference calls. • Participated in internal brainstorming sessions when invited by the public relations director • Maintained up-to-date media list of press contacts. Trea Day Management & Publicity, Atlanta, Georgia May 2012-August 2012 Public Relations Assistant • Arranged media events (press conferences and release parties) for 50+ attendees • Handled client research and participated in brainstorming sessions to promote clients • Posted various pictures and videos on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to promote clients and build social media presence • Developed press tools for clients such as press kits, EPKS, E-blasts, etc… • Created online marketing campaigns for events and promotions by utilizing MailChimp and Constant Contact • Maintained expense reports and conducted effective social media networking via Twitter and Instagram Fly-Publicity, Atlanta, Georgia October 2011-December 2011 Marketing Intern • Attended events and networked with other marketing teams from various companies such as, Coca-Cola, Vibe Magazine, and McDonald’s to develop new business opportunities. • Provided support to social media efforts • Maintained tracking reports of public relations activities • Assisted in coordinating various marketing methods including, direct mail, networking, Internet, social media, and develop new methods of marketing. • Conducted client interviews and arranged meetings with media outlets and business prospects.