Kelsey Dunigan

Kelsey Dunigan

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Welcome to my ePortfolio! This webpage is designed to outline my career and educational accomplishments, background and future goals.

Biography:

I am a recent grad from Loyola University Chicago with a  B.A. in International Studies and minors in Asian Language & Literature (emphasis on Mandarin Chinese) and Business Administration. But don't let that fool you, I have four years of professional experience in public relations, government affairs, marketing and event services. I even spent four months studying international business in Beijing at at The Beijing Center for Chinese StudiesCurrently I am working remotely for Pac/West Communications out of Wilsonville, OR as an Assistant Account Manager focused on crisis management and public relations. 

First to volunteer and last to leave, I am committed to projects and have a passion for doing things right. My impeccable ethics make me utterly dependable and I strive to be the go-to person to get things done. I am intrigued by the unique qualities of individuals and companies, allowing me to pinpoint areas that may be overlooked or oversimplified. I have a knack for diplomacy and problem-solving that allows me to play a vital role in any team or company. With an eye for the future, I am a natural planner and strategist. Always searching for a better product, team, life and world, I seek options and believe there is no such thing as status quo. 

Personal Mission Statement: 

There is no such thing as an isolated decision. Every choice we make today determines the choices available for everyone tomorrow.  

Experience Background:

  • Public relations - Experience in local to national government initiatives, environmental issues, healthcare and community grassroots campaigns. 
  • Media Tracking - Follow and track media stories across various outlets and compile reports for client or internal use. 
  • Social Media - Develop and maintain social media sites, creating original and engaging materials to increase viewer traffic and interactions. 
  • Industry Research - Various topics from the energy industry to government initiatives. 
  • Competitive Analysis - Identifying players in industry and pinpointing differening aspects to develop a more competitive outreach model. 
  • Mentoring - Assisting peers in finding employment, volunteer opportunities, explore study abroad options and various academic concerns. 
  • Recruiting - Bring in new members to programs, organizations or introduce to various products, specifically online tools. 
  • Event planning - Specifically planned fundraising events and global community programs to introduce people to varrying cultures and customs. Also, recruitment events.
  • Marketing - Created first website and social media sites for organizations as well as maintained and improved already-established social media and webpages.
  • Leadership - Obtained and held numerous leadership positions in education, work and community venues. 
  • Coaching and teaching young children - Cheerleading in particular but have experience teaching about environmental and nature-related topics, too. 
  • Public Speaking - Held numerous leaderhip positions that required public speaking. 
  • Basic office machenery and programs - Printers, phones, fax machines, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Mailchimp, NationBuilder, TimeSlips and BillQuick to list a few. 

Involvement: 

  • National Society of Collegate Scholars (NSCS) - Member since March 2013
  • Alpha Kappa Psi: Professional Business Fraternity (Gamma Iota Chapter) - Member since April 2013
    • Secretary (E-Board) - Jan 2014-Apr 2014
  • Chicago Center - Host student for international university students studying abroad in Chicago
  • Women in Business - Member since September 2012, fundraising assistant 2012-2013

Interests:

  • Yoga
  • Anything outdoors - Hiking, camping, paddle boarding, skiing
  • Reading - Fiction, biographies, anything that takes me somewhere new
  • Traveling - Going anywhere I have not gone before 
  • Dancing - Ballet and tap in particular 
Author: Kelsey Dunigan
Last modified: 1/14/2016 10:49 PM (EST)