Chelsea Monahan

Welcome to my Electronic Portfolio.

You can view my resume and past work on this website. I encourage you to follow the links to your left.

I graduated from Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) in December 2010 with an Integrated Marketing Communications degree from the Roy H. Park School of Communications. I graduated from Ithaca with a GPA of 3.538, and was an active member of the Ithaca College community. I have been a member of several on-campus clubs and organizations, including American Advertising Federation (AAF), Co-Secretary of the American Red Cross Club at Ithaca College, and the Classified Ads Editor at the award-winning student newspaper The Ithacan.

I have held two internships in the course of my time at Ithaca College - one when I went to Los Angeles for the fall of my junior year at Rogers and Cowan, and one during the summer before my senior year, in New York City, with the ad sales team at BlogHer. These two internships exposed me to two different aspects of communications that I would never have understood from just a classroom setting. Having real clients such as Aimee Allen, The Knux, and Matt Leinhart of the Arizona Cardinals (at Rogers and Cowan) has helped expand my knowledge of public relations. I was able to write press materials, pitch Los Angeles and national media outlets via phone, mail and e-mail, and learn the everyday tasks of handling and attending to multiple clients in a highly competitive and fast-paced environment.

At my internship with BlogHer in NY, I learned what goes into requests for proposals (RFPs), and how influential and important word of mouth, especially blogging, is becoming in today's world. I also had the opportunity to attend the 2010 Annual BlogHer meeting, which took place August 6-8th at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan. Over 2,000 bloggers attended the three day event, and I attended all three days and took advantage of learning what goes into planning and executing a large-scale event to ensure its success.

I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people and I am an avid learner and traveler; I have been to Ireland, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Australia, and Canada and hope to learn more about these and other cultures. I am proficient in Spanish, which I hope to use in a professional setting. At Ithaca College, I had the opportunity to take classes in a wide range of subjects that I have had an interest and passion for, including classes like "Introduction to Short Story" where I was exposed to the work of great literary minds like Flannery O'Connor.

I am interested in working for a communications agency in the U.S.

Thank you for taking the time to review my ePortfolio and resume. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach me on my cell at 845-417-5524 or chelsea.r.monahan@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chelsea Monahan