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Lawren Weiner

Freelance Press Release Writer & Creative Writer

Location:North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
2 Skills
Lawren Weiner
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Summary: Recent graduate student of public relations/Communications masters program; resourceful self -starter with strong writing, public relations, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Objective: To obtain a position that will offer opportunity for career growth in the communications and public relations profession

Education Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Masters of arts in strategic communication, may 2011
GPA: 3.9

Bachelor of Arts in communications May 2009, with concentration in public relations
Cumulative GPA: 3.07
GPA in Major (Communications) courses: 3.6
Relevant coursework included: Promotional Writing; Public Relations I, II, and Senior Seminar; Writing for the Media; Communications Ethics
Awarded Academic University Scholarship, 2005 – May 2009


Duffy and Shanley,Providence, RI: Public Relations & Advertising Firm, PR Intern, Summer 2010
Responsible for writing fact sheets, pitch letters, and media advisories
Maintenance and development of media lists
Created the guest list for eye wear designer launch party
Worked on various public relations accounts
Edited look books for PR clients
Helped with clip books and desk sides

Polaris Communication Group, New York, NY: Marketing & Sales Company, Office Products for Small Businesses, Corporate Trainer
Summer 2009

Evaluated new candidates for direct sales positions; trained selected candidates for roles as Account Executives
Interacted in face-to-face client meetings to create relationships and sell office products
Achieved all management and sales goals

The Battery Conservancy, New York, NY: Not for profit cultural and preservation/planning organization in Lower Manhattan, PR Intern
Summer 2008

Wrote press releases regarding Conservancy’s Annual Gala, Plant Sale, and the “Music Under the Trees” program.
Coordinated “Music Under the Trees” a daily park program; worked with musicians and ancillary staff to present programs; crafted flyers and press releases to engage public interest
Facilitated new data system for administrative efficiency within the Conservancy
Organized public outreach survey program to raise awareness of the Battery Conservancy and its activities; interviewed members of the public

Office of the Honorable US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence, RI: Intern Summer 2007

Drafted and edited administrative correspondence such as donation requests, thank you letters, and event updates
Developed and implemented an expanded constituency contact database
Participated in ensuring the smooth functioning of office; distribution of incoming mail

Technical Skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Typing 110+ WPM
Familiar with all standard office equipment

Volunteer Activities

Served as Risk Management Coordinator for Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority, September 2008 –May 2009
Supported Delta Phi Epsilon’s efforts to combat Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, March 2006 – May 2009


References will be furnished on request.