Casey Hyken

Communication & Design Intern

Location 15h@2xWashington, D.C., DC

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Summary

Communicating and working with people has always come naturally to me. I am learning to develop more real-world skills within the communications field and the food/restaurant industry, specifically PR, social media, marketing, advertising, and event planning.

Communicating and working with people has always come naturally to me. I am learning to develop more real-world skills within the communications field and the food/restaurant industry, specifically PR, social media, marketing, advertising, and event planning.

Work Experience
  • Communication & Design Intern

    Sep. 2016 to Present (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Designed campaign-specific social media for RAMW and external events on various platforms, especially Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
    Monitored the region’s regulatory environment and designed and published weekly newsletters to keep RAMW staff and members up to date on local and national news
    Assisted the planning, preparation, and production for RAMW and external events, including the RAMW Educated Eats Fundraiser (raising over $19,000), D.C. Cocktail Week, Chilean Chef Challenge, and MetroCooking D.C.
    Handled and promoted both RAMW and RAMW’s members on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram through Hootsuite

  • Summer Intern

    On The Marc Media
    May. 2016 to Aug. 2016 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Drafted and posted blogs, news releases, pitches and other written content
    Managed different clients’ social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and more
    Managed and update client websites, as needed
    Monitored performance of client websites, social media accounts, advertisements and e-mail campaigns
    Produced written and multimedia content for OTMM blog and social media accounts
    Conducted research for potential clients
    Contributed to brainstorm sessions for new brand names, taglines, and other ideas for clients

  • Pizza host, wine tender, and food runner

    Crushed RedClayton, MO, US
    May. 2015 to Aug. 2015 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Maintained opening & closing duties, greeted customers at the door, managed any service issues or questions
    Learned how to work as a valuable team member in a high-pressure situation

  • Marketing and Event Production Intern

    Creative Producers Group
    May. 2015 to Aug. 2015 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Gained an understanding of the event production business for nationwide & local events
    Helped run local events, such as TEDxWomen, by checking in guests & working behind stage during the actual production
    Conducted research on venue information & talent agencies for various events
    Put together playlists for future events and created a database of past TED speakers
    Presented a complete proposal—including set design, budget, entertainment options & keynote speakers—on client ULTA Beauty to executives and employees

  • Production Artist

    Image Technologies
    May. 2014 to Aug. 2014 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Designed and created chalkboards for two Anheuser-Busch events
    Conversed with Anheuser-Busch representatives to accurately portray the drink promotions/events at each bar

Education
Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Member • Sep. 2014 to Present
  • Volunteered in Ecuador and Galapagos Islands

    Adventures Cross-Country
    Volunteer • Jun. 2013 to Jul. 2013

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    Summary
    Volunteered in two villages in the Andes and the Amazon through maintaining homes, interacting with the local people, and tutoring basic English Helped preserve the indigenous plants in the Galapagos islands
Interests
avid foodie, traveller, gym aficionado, chef, baker, sports fan, artist, music
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