*Please visit my updated work portfolio at http://www.wix.com/rtynes/portfolio. Thanks for stopping by!

Welcome! My name is Becca Tynes, and I am a junior at Elon University. I am a Strategic Communications major and Sport and Event Management minor. I am an avid reader, social media fanatic and lover of the written word. Upon my graduation from Elon in 2013, I hope to work in the public relations, marketing or event planning fields.

During my time at Elon, I have worked as a senior reporter at The Pendulum, Elon’s student run newspaper, and reported weekly on major events occurring within the Elon community. In addition, I worked as a public relations writing and editing intern at Elon’s Office of University Relations. While working there, I created media lists, wrote press releases and student/alumni profiles and assisted in promoting Elon’s mission as a university.

In the past six months, I have held two internships in the public relations and marketing fields. During the summer of 2011, I worked at home in Atlanta as a marketing communications intern at Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management. After an enjoyable summer at home, I spent the fall semester abroad in London, where I interned at the Wriglesworth Consultancy, an award-winning public relations agency specializing in consumer, corporate and B2B public relations. My passion for the public relations field formed during this internship, as I was given countless opportunities to attend client meetings and events, write press releases, track media coverage and create press booklets.

On this WordPress site, you can find links to stories I wrote for the Pendulum and at University Relations under “Writing and Reporting” included under the tab titled “Work Samples.” You can also see visual, video and photo projects I have created under “Multimedia Storytelling” and “Graphic Design.” I will add more work samples to this site over the course of time. Enjoy!

Click here to view my résumé.