Resume

Address: 24676 E 1300 N Rd· Ellsworth, IL 61737 | Cell Phone: 309.242.8574 | E-mail: claire.benjamin01@gmail.com | PDF: CEBresumeRevised

EDUCATION

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. – GPA: 4.0

     Fall 2010 – May 2013

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

College of Media

Bachelor of Science Agricultural Communications

Minor in Crop and Soil Management

  • Resolved to graduate in three years.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Illinois Corn Growers,  Social Media Intern

     January 2011 – Present

  • Developed and maintained blog to promote agricultural literacy.
  • Achieved over 1,000 hits within first three months.
  • Promoted blog on Facebook and Twitter; generated almost 75% improvement within one month.
  • Calculated and analyzed blog’s statistics, referrers, search engine terms, and clicks.

Farm World, Correspondent/Intern

     October 2010 – Present

  • Initiated articles on several industry conferences.
  • Coordinated and conducted interviews of industry professional and attendees.
  • Accurately and creatively composed articles for publication.

North American International Livestock Exposition, Press Room Intern

     November 2010

  • Formulated and executed article concepts.
  • Interviewed attendees and prepared press releases, features and cutlines.
  • Pitched stories and cutlines to media across United States.
  • Updated the Facebook page, replied to comments and uploaded photographs with cutlines.

Radio Bloomington, Agribusiness Intern          

     June 2010 – August 2010

  • Arranged and conducted numerous industry interviews, averaging eight minutes, on degrading water quality in the Kaskaskia River to the correlation between soybean meal and pork quality.
  • Podcasted interviews and articles to the online database with relevant headings and descriptions.
  • Administered Sunday radio spot throughout internship.

ORGANIZATIONS AND LEADERSHIP

Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Treasurer

     Fall 2010 – Present

National Agri-Marketing AssociationSecretary

     Fall 2010 – Present

4-H House Cooperative Sorority, Class Secretary/Computer Chair

     Fall 2010 – Present

Alpha Zeta, Honorary Agricultural Society, Public Relations Committee

     Fall 2010 – Present

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

  • Cool Edit Pro 2.1
  • Trim, Label and Convert Program
  • WireReady Program

HONORS, AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • College of ACES Dean’s List
  • Agricultural Communications Program Committee Student Representative
  • Recipient of the Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship based on leadership, good citizenship, and scholarly achievement, awarded to students within the top 10 percentile. 
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