Work Samples

  • Graduation Photography

  • Big 12 Conference Design Internship

  • Writing/Video Blogging

Work History

Email: steph_slab@utexas.edu • Facebook: facebook.com/steph.slab Qualifications • Software Proficiencies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office, iMovie (working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator & Final Cut Pro) • Versatile range of communication skills including: copy and editorial writing, digital photography, social media, print and web design, public speaking and basic video shooting/editing • Detail oriented, highly motivated, self- starting individual • Creative thinker with positive attitude and strong work ethic • Experience in management and interpersonal communication tasks • American Safety & Health Institute CPR First Responder and Standard First Aid certified Education The University of Texas at Austin (Expected degree date: May 2014) Pursuing an MA in advertising Stephen F. Austin State University (Degree date: December 2011) Degree: BA in journalism with emphasis on public relations and a minor in fine arts with emphasis on advertising design Experience Academic Mentor UT Athletics (September 2012- Present) • Monitor daily study hall for freshman athletes • Keep track of assigned student’s course work, grades in context with the athletic schedule • complete weekly mentor reports for student’s counselors • Be a secure contact, positive role model and intermediate between students and academic counselors After School Site Director/ Summer Camp Director YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas (February 2012 - Present) • Manager of approximately five counselors • Supervise approximately 50 children daily • Instruct Y curriculum and provide homework tutoring as well as exercise rotations • Design weekly newsletter for parents • Responsible for all YMCA childcare licensing procedures, policies, paperwork and trainings SFA 101 Student Instructor SFA 101 (August 2011 - December 2011) • Co-instruct with a professor a class of about 25 twice weekly • Create lesson plans and lead class when professor is unable to • Be a secure contact, positive role model and peer counselor for freshman Summer Intern Big 12 Conference (June 2011 - August 2011) • Event volunteer at 2011 Big 12 Conference Football media days • Designed over 100 graphics for Big12Sports.com, that gets over 1 million views per week • Designed the 2011 Big 12 Conference Football Media Days credential worn by over 450 media representatives • Designed the 2011 Big 12 Conference Football schedule and other media information distributed at media days Sports Editor The Pine Log (SFASU Newspaper) (September 2010 – December 2011) • Lay out sports page twice weekly • Journalist for bi-weekly publication • Supervisor of an assistant and staff writer • Copy editor • Headline and photo caption writer • Collaborate with and direct photographers Promotions Supervisor SFA Student Recreation Center (August 2011 – November 2011) • Social media coordinator • Manage three staff members • Advertisement/graphics designer • Aide in hiring process for fall 2011 • Weekly blogger (sfasucampusrec.blogspot.com) • Event photographer • Train new employees • Maintenance of facility’s public displays • Plan and co-host employee workshops In-House Promotions Assistant SFA Student Recreation Center (January 2010 – May 2011) • Advertisement/graphics designer • Maintenance of facility’s public displays • Bi-weekly blogger (sfasucampusrec.blogspot.com) • Event photographer • Social media coordinator • Supervisor of four interns Out-of-House Promotions Assistant SFA Student Recreation Center (August 2009 – December 2009) • Event photographer • Distribute flyers weekly to students on campus • Deliver Campus Recreation event information to all departments and residence halls on campus twice weekly Art Immersion Day Camp Site Director Coppell Family YMCA (May 2009 -- August 2009) • Designed and taught daily fine art curriculum • Supervised children and counselors • Field trip coordinator • Responsible for ensuring proper documentation of all paper work including incident/accident reports, counselor evaluations, etc. Student Manager SFA Men’s Basketball (September 2007 – March 2010) • Score keeper and statistician during four hour practices six days a week • Clock and time management during practice six days a week • Uniform management • Final preparation for recruit visits including locker room and hotel rooms Presentations & Professional Conferences • April 2013- AARP campaign proposal for Sanders\Wingo Advertising Agency- Austin, Texas • March 2013- “Hot Topic” proposal for McGarrah-Jessee Brand Development Agency- Austin, Texas • February 2013- Dude Wipes proposal for Razorfish Digital Advertising Agency- Austin, Texas • February 2013- Embellish Boutique campaign proposal for client- Austin, Texas • December 2012- TexDot proposal for client representative- Austin, Texas • December 2012- Microsoft research findings video chat presentation for Starcom consumer insights company • April 2011- Texas Intercollegiate Press Association- Fort Worth, Texas • April 2011- National Student Advertising Competition- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • January 2010- National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association Lead On Conference- San Marcos, Texas

Education

MA Student in Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin

Specialties

Awards

• May 2011- SFA Campus Recreation Promotions Employee of the Year • April 2011-NSAC Special Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in a Presentation • April 2011- TIPA Third Place Newspaper Sports Page Design • April 2011- TIPA Second Place Newspaper Picture Story • October 2010- Pine Logger of the Month

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