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Victoria Walsh

1685 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS B3J-2B5
(902) 456-8187

Summary of Skills

Self-motivated and strong time management skills as demonstrated during previous co-op work
terms, and while completing full-time studies while holding two volunteer positions
Event planning experience demonstrated during work term at Spencer House Seniors’ Centre
Developed excellent strategic communication and writing skills during work term at Nova Scotia
Department of Health and Wellness
Received employee of the month award for work at McDonald’s and volunteer recognition award
with Joe Earle Road Races

Bachelor of Public Relations (Co-operative Education)
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
 Anticipated Graduation: May 2015

September 2011 – Present

Bachelor of Arts (Foundation Year)
University of King’s College, Halifax, NS
 Concentration in Journalism

September 2010 – April 2011

Grade 12, Academic Program
North Nova Education Center, New Glasgow, NS

September 2007 – June 2010

Public Relations Experience
Communications Assistant (Co-op Term II & III)
Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, Halifax, NS

January 2014 – April 2014
September 2014 – Present

Wrote letters of recognition to distinguished Nova Scotians on behalf of the Minister
Drafted the Minister’s speaking notes and written messages for various provincial events
Created the Department’s social media content for National Nutrition Month and Organ Donation
Awareness Week
Developed a social media editorial calendar to organize and strategically plan content
Supported senior staff’s projects by helping create communication plans and issue summaries
Wrote an advertorial for a provincial program that was featured in Saltcapes Magazine
Provided the Minister and Premier with proclamations and resolutions to be read at the House of

Communications Coordinator (Co-op Term I)
May 2013 – August 2013
Spencer House Seniors’ Centre, Halifax, NS
 Planned and organized the 30th anniversary celebration for Spencer House, involving multiple
audiences and stakeholders
 Wrote news releases, advertisements, newsletters, promotional flyers and fundraising letters
 Created and maintained a social media presence on Facebook
 Recommended website improvements for future implementation
 Created a communication manual to guide a wide range of future public relations processes
 Created a successful display and presentation for the ‘Back to the Garden’ project and pitched the
concept to 65 community members during HRM’s first Participatory Budget process

Victoria Walsh


Public Relations Chair and Vice President
April 2013 – Present
Iota Beta Chi Sorority, Halifax, NS
 Planned and executed a seminar to communicate standards and branding to new and existing
 Created and approved all promotional flyers and posters
 Pitched event ideas during weekly sorority meetings
 Created a monthly newsletter highlighting accomplishments of members and events using Adobe

Leadership Experience
Day Camp Leader
Summer 2011 & 2012
Trenton Recreation, Trenton, NS
 Organized and led activities for children ages 5-12, including trips out of province
 Volunteered in various roles during large community events
 Planned events and daily schedules for children and communicated with parents
 Promoted the day camp to the community via brochures and word of mouth
Grill Crew Trainer
August 2008 – August 2010
McDonald’s, New Glasgow, NS
 Trained new employees in procedures and maintained quality control
 Prepared and cooked food at a fast and efficient pace
 Supervised new employees and evaluated their performance
 Awarded Employee of the Month in May 2010

Customer Service Experience
May 2011 – August 2011
Walmart, New Glasgow, NS
 Managed and balanced cash, debit and credit transactions
 Processed customer purchases and assisted customers who had concerns about their purchases

Volunteer Experience
May 2005 – Present (Victoria Day)
Event Planning/Registration
Annual Joe Earle Road Races, Trenton, NS
 Registered runners over the phone and in-person for the Joe Earle Road Races
 Helped prepare for the awards ceremony and banquet by preparing food and setting up the hall
 Supervised and recruited volunteers
 Received volunteer award in 2010

Relevant Coursework

Public speaking

Media releases, backgrounders and advisories

Video production and PSC’s

Communication plans

Print and online publications

Website development

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