Blake Wilcox.

 

email: blakewilcox174@gmail.com

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EXPERIENCE

DePaul Brother Leo Homeless Outreach, Chicago — PR Specialist

JANUARY 2020 - APRIL 2020

  • Worked to rebrand the Homeless Outreach initiative and streamline the programs offered

  • Worked with the head of communications to build an entire strategy from the ground up

  • Built contact lists and pitched directly to organizations at DePaul to promote volunteering and involvement

H2 Public Relations, Chicago — PR Assistant

APRIL 2019 - OCTOBER 2019

  • Hired for 3 months, stayed for 6 months

  • Served as general intern to assist with all clients, mainly in the restaurant and hospitality industry

  • Drafted pitches and copy for projects

  • Compiled and organized media lists; coordinated overhaul of list systems

Gap, Inc., Chicago — Brand Associate

OCTOBER  2018 - MARCH 2020

  • Received employee of the month May ‘19 and December ‘19

  • Worked and achieved daily sales goals in a busy and high pressure environment

  • Drove loyalty via email capture and signing customers up for the store credit card

Justice, Naperville, IL — Keyholding Manager

JUNE  2015 - SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Managed 2-6 employees at any given time

  • Excelled in customer relations and driving loyalty

  • Recorded  and planned for daily, weekly, and monthly sales goals

  • Trained new employees on sales techniques and store procedures

 

EDUCATION

DePaul University, Chicago — Public Relations & Advertising (PRAD)

SEPTEMBER 2017-JUNE 2020 - Magna Cum Laude

Combined Degree Program - Graduate Degree in PRAD, expected JUNE 2021

  • Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree and Graduate Degree

  • Educational interests in sustainability and environmentalism,  non-profit work,  strategy, and community relations

  • Undergraduate minor in Environmental Communications

 

SKILLS

 

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and Premier 

  • Microsoft Office 365 Suite

  • Oral & written communication

  • Social media platforms

  • Conversational Spanish (Semi-fluent)

AWARDS

DePaul College of Communications Dean’s List, Fall 2017 - Graduation
 

EXTRA 

PRSSA

Participated in meetings and outings since March, 2018

DePaul Trees

Participated in conservation events and seminars since September, 2018

2010 - present
2010 - present