Resume

SHAKIR WILLIAMS

Swilliams2014@gmail.com                                                                                        (404) 454-3264


EDUCATION


Georgia State University, Atlanta GA                  Anticipated graduation: Fall 2017                                                                                                                                                                      Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Concentration: Public Relations  
Minor:
Marketing


SKILLS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS


ADMINISTRATIVE/MANAGERIAL

  • HR/Appointment Setter: Performed human resource services for an event food vendor company to find labor for different events in many different states
  • Creative Design: Drafted promotional signage, designed creative signage to increase sales for a small retail store by 30%
  • Event Planning: Managed a large group of employees, communicated directly with clients, event planners, to set up for catering events, private parties, corporate functions, and weddings

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Writing: Drafted sample press releases for the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival
  • Writing: Transcribed Media Pamphlets for the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival
  • Creative Design: Designed a promotional poster for the Georgia State University’s Theater production of “The Just Assassins” to attract new attendees

JOURNALISM

  • Blog/Website Design: Designed a blog using WordPress, and connected the readers through social media widgets, and local promotions
  • Digital Journalism: Filmed and edited a local news segment on The Atlanta Candy Bar for release
  • Social Media: Managed a Class 81’ High School Reunion Facebook Group in order to communicate with former classmates and inform them on upcoming events

MARKETING

  • Strategy/Planning: Drafted a Marketing Research Report for a new and innovative sharing app for students
  • Social Media: Used Google Analytics to track readership and bounce rate for a lifestyle blog
  • Consumer Research: Conducted surveys with a sample population of about 100 respondents, for Whole Foods to assess their decline in sales.
  • Market Research: Drafted a Marketing Research Report for Stein Mart to help them penetrate the market, and seek a younger customer base.

SKILLS & INTERESTS


  • Skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Video Editing, (Adobe Premiere Pro), WordPress, Graphic design, Website Design, Social Media Platforms, Organized, Mathematical skills,

  • Interests: Painting, Photography, Video Editing, Drawing, Music

WORK EXPERIENCE


ASSISTANT RETAIL MANAGER                                                  05/16-02/17                                  Stardust, Atlanta, GA

EVENT VENDOR MANAGER                                                        05/14-05/16                                   Choice Concessions, Atlanta GA

EVENT MANAGER                                                                          10/12-04/14                              Low Country Catering, Smyrna GA

EVENT BANQUET ATTENDENT                                                  07/14-02/17                                   Wolfgang Puck Catering, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta GA