Monday, January 26, 2009

Reina's Resume

P.O. Box 71141
Albany, GA 31708 (229)-869-5392

Reina Diana Heard
Objective:Committed to professionalism; highly organized, works excellent under strict deadline schedules with attention to detail; have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experienced in public relations and communications.

Aug 08 – Dec 08 Abshire Public Relations Firm
Public Relations Intern, Savannah, GA
• Designed Calendar of Events for Fall of 2008- December 31, 2009 Abshire Public Relations Firm
• Worked with local and Regional clients in Savannah, Georgia. (Meeting clients needs and wants)
• Helped organize and set up dinner parties for Abshire Public Relations Firm.
• Compiled notes from seminars into PowerPoint presentations.
• Written many press releases (Hard and Soft news), pitch letters, feature story’s and media alerts/advisory.
• Compiled contact lists of several local, regional, and state contacts and officials onto the ACT program. (Mixers, parties, award ceremonies, and professional banquets)
• Compiled Names of Calligraphers in the Savannah, GA area.
• Revised Blue Media’s Website for Abshire Public Relations Firm
• Published a campaign book for client: LeaderShape at GSU
• Helped assist the media tent for Concours D’Elegance and gave out press passes to the media

Additional Public Relation Experiences:
Public Relations Intern, Media Law, Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Research, Public Relations Campaign Strategies, Public Relations Practicum, Corporate Public Relations, Journalism, News, Reporting, & Writing, Mass Communications, Communication Theory, and Online Journalism

Jan 06 – Dec 07 East Georgia College Statesboro, GA
Student Assistant/ Worker
 Assisted students with proper paper work for enrollment.
 Assisted professors and secretary with copying, faxing and various clerical work

May 07 – Dec 08 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
• Bachelor of Science in Public Relations: Graduated:Alumni
• Tau Sigma Honor Society

Aug 05 – May 07 East Georgia College Statesboro, GA GRADUATED:ALUMNI
 Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Economics: Alumni
 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Tau Sigma Honor Society, PRSSA Member, soccer, Spanish language, Spanish and Native American culture, volunteer work, being a global citizen and advocate.

References Available upon request

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Two Additional Pieces: Part II

How is Bank of America involved with it's community? BOA has created a group called Team Bank of America (TBOA). "Team Bank of America is a worldwide organization through which Bank of America associates and retirees can work together to touch the lives of our customers and improve the communities around us. Within the corporation and in communities around the globe.("
*TBOA does the following for it's community: TBOA(TeamBOA)

"-Encourages self-initiated professional development
-Provides networking opportunities
-Recognizes and develops leaders
-Promotes teamwork
-Helps associates learn more about Bank of America
-Engages associates and their families in enjoyable activities("

Is your bank involved in its community? BOA is! For any additional information about being apart of TBOA, visit:

Two Additional Pieces:Part I

*PERSONAL contact INFO> has been DELETED due to PRIVACY...

Resume:Reina Diana Heard

Objective:To obtain experience in a professional setting, manage others, assist in event planning / coordination and obtain new skills that can be used in my Public Relations career.

• August of 2005- May of 2007 East Georgia College Statesboro, GA
Associate of Art Degree: Business Administration and focus in Economics
• May of 2007 – December of 2008 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
(December 12, 2008)
Bachelor of Science Degree: Public Relations
Awards received Received from East Georgia College: Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and Dean’s List.
Received from Georgia Southern University: Dean’s List in 2007.
Interests and activities Being a, youth advocate, global citizen, and learning from new experiences.
Work experience
• January 2006 – End of July of 07 East Georgia College Statesboro, GA
Student Assistant/Secretary
• Assisted students with paperwork and campus related questions; aided professors in test preparation and preformed light secretarial duties. Extensive use of Word & Excel.
• August 2008- Present Abshire Public Relations Firm Savannah, GA (Intern) P.R Practioner
• Assists in writing press releases, community calendar for Savannah area, and working on the ACT program, event planning and coordination, media contact lists, PowerPoint presentations, and clerical filing and conducts research on clients.

Volunteer experience
Stash the trash, Keep Bulloch Beautiful, Statesboro’s Business and Convention Bureau.
Hobbies Learning the Spanish Language and Cultures, and running marathons for a good cause.

References Available Upon Request

Professional memberships
PTK(Phi Theta Kappa) of East Georgia College and President of TS (Tau Sigma) of Georgia Southern University

Cover Letter

December 1, 2008

To Whom It May Concern:

I, Reina Heard, write you in regards to the Public Relations/Communication full-time position. I have heard great things about working in a Public Relations/ Communication position at Bank of America and know it is a well banking corporation. I would love to have the opportunity to begin my professional career at Bank of America.

I am graduating from Georgia Southern University (GSU) this December 12, 2008. Through my academic career I have attained an A.A. Degree in Business Administration and focus in Economics from East Georgia College, where I have continued my studies at Georgia Southern University where I will be attaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations.

Throughout my previous employment I have acquired a firm understanding of how to deal with clients in a professional setting. I have been involved with extensive customer/clients relations, coordinating events, reporting on events in order to write press releases, which has broadened my professional skills. In addition, I am currently the president of Tau Sigma, an honor society at GSU, which involves me managing all members of the organization, keeping contact lists updated, and event planning/coordination. I have developed the technical, interpersonal communication skills, and organizational skills necessary in order to succeed in a public relations/communication position.

I am enclosing my resume in support of my application and references are available upon request. I am available at your convenience. I can be reached at (***) ***- **** or emailed at Thank you for your time and consideration. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Ms. Reina Heard

Reina D. Heard
**** ******** Road Apt. **
Statesboro, GA 30458
(***) ***-****

Should I consider BOA?

Based on my research with Bank of America, I would definietly consider working for Bank of America. Bank of America is a diverse, supporter of education, community involved, and has excellent customer service. I'm not basing this decision on just research. I am a current happy customer of Bank Of America and BOA not only talks the talk, they walk the walk. They make sure that their customers are taken care of when it comes to handling personal banking. Whether it's online, over the phone, or face to face.

Bank of America offers many jobs in communications and with BOA's outstanding rewards and recognitions, i can't resist wanting to work for such an amazing company. BOA also offers many great rewards to it's customers and it's employees. As I dugged further in the reasearch of BOA, I found that BOA offers staffing events and global careers. How many people do you think can say this about their banking company or any company? Not many, but you do have your handful of people that can, but one bank one can agree with is BOA. Does your employer have great benefits, health coverage, training programs to enhance your career? Those are just some questions one might want to consider, if interested in a career with BOA or any bank at that.

Careers with Bank of America

What kind of careers does your bank offer?

Bank of America offers careers in local, regional and corporate industries. On the BOA careers webpage a user can navigate through the careers section based on if they are a college student wanting to be recruited by BOA as well as people who aren't in college. BOA is an equal opportunity employer. BOA even have the option to create a professional profile so individuals can be considered for possible hiring if BOA is interested.

Bank of America offers jobs in the following fields and locations in communications:According to BOA's website,"Market Manager-Chicago, IL-Chicago
Senior Market Information Consultant - ISG, NC-Charlotte PA-Horsham MA-Boston
Sr Market Development Mgr, CA-Los Angeles
Proposal Writer, NC-Charlotte
Proposal Writer, NC-Charlotte
Proposal Writer, NC-Charlotte(|-1&stateid=-1&keywords=) "

According to BOA, "the role of a communications expert is critical in proactively shaping a company's reputation through the eyes of its customers("

BOA also offers opportunities in "sales, risk management, administration, customer care, administration, and technology("