Quinn M. Rooney

Professional Statement


When I see myself in my desired profession I connect it with social media. In today’s society social media and the use of the web are so prominent in the work world, and have a huge impact on both the consumers and the sellers. In event coordinating and hospitality I think the job requires a detail oriented, organized, independent, and confident decision maker. I believe that these traits are what would make a successful event planner.

I think for the most the event coordinating industry remains the same in the sense that the end goal is to put on a fun and memorable event, but there have been changes. I think the use of social media has positively impacted the industry in the sense that it changes the marketing approach to the job. For example, event planners are using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to attract larger audiences and are reaching a larger demographic when it comes to potential clients. The industry can use these different platforms to visually show what their company represents and the type of events they put together.

This relates to when I was an intern for a skincare company, and recruited potential students, and organized promotional and educational events. I raised recognition for GR8 SKN via email and social media outlets, and implemented a social media campaign to increase local brand engagement and awareness. I witnessed first hand how much the use of social media can turn a company around. Event planning is a field I am passionate about and an industry in which I feel I can grow and succeed in.

Education

  • Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2014 - present

  • Major: Communications

  • Minor: English

  • GPA: 3.2

  • Expected graduation date: May 2018

  • Merion Mercy Academy, Merion Station, PA (2014)

Skills

  • Wordpress
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • PhotoShop
  • iMovie
  • Microsoft Office
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Languages English (Fluent)

Professional Experience


Gr8 SKN 2015 - present

Campus Ambassador Internship

Kelly Rooney Foundation 2006 - present

Communications/PR Intern, Event Coordinator

Community Service and Extracurricular Activities


Communications Club 2015 - present

Member

Susan G. Koman 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer 2011 - 2014

Volunteer

Homeless Shelter, Haiti 2014

Volunteer