Megan Thompson

Freelance Brochure Designer & Writer

Location:Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
2 Skills

Virginia Commonwealth University B.S. in Mass Communications Concentration in Public Relations August 2007-May 2011

Leukemia Walk Fall 2008
• Help organize tents (t-shirts, face-painting, balloons, etc)
• Run the face-painting tent: paint animals, shapes and cartoon characters on childrens faces, hand out candy and juice boxes
Richmond Folk Festival Fall 2008
• Hand out flyers,help get volunteers
Toads Place Promotions Fall-Spring 2008
• Promote concerts and the venue, hand out flyers
PRSSA Regional Activity Spring 2009
• Organize and set up activity at VCU
• Introduce speakers, lead guests to each room, lead discussions VCU’s Intercultural Festival Spring 2009
• Promote Public Relations Student Society of America at VCU
• Photographed events at the festival, wrote a short article about the festival
VCU Student Orientation Spring-Summer 2009
• Head student groups
• Help students sign up for classes
• Answer student and parent questions regarding VCU
• Give tours of the Monroe and MCV campuses
Celebrations at the Reservoir Summer 2009
• Help set up for weddings (i.e. layout of tables, linens, etc.)
• Work with clients to meet their specific needs

Army ROTC Spring 2010
• Generate ideas and planning to create a ROTC club at VCU
• Reconnect with Alumni, make a flyer to connect 6 colleges Create an ad for ROTC to be published in the VUU paper.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
• Historian Fall-Spring 2008
• Public Relations Director Fall 2009
• Vice President Spring 2010
• President Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Relevant Coursework
Public Relations Writing: Obituaries, Press Releases, Media Kit, Maintain blogs, Conducted interviews for news stories, Journalism Writing skills
Public Relations Graphics: Menu design, Business Card, Personal Logo
Special Events: Analyze and dissect events, Organize and plan an event
Reputation Managment: Discussed reputation managment from viewpoints of different organizations and businesses.
Public Relations Campaigns: Designed and conducted surveys both one-on-one and online, worked with client to provide correct research

Language Skills
German: basic German language skills

Microsoft Office, Indesign, Illustrator
Knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, stumbleupon)

News articles, research papers, press releases, blogs
Skills (2) Rating
Brochure Design