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Nicola Jackson

307 Newlands Avenue Sydney, Nova Scotia [B1S 1Y9]


Phone: (902) 217-7311 E-Mail: nicolajackson11@hotmail.com

Education
NSCC Marconi

[2014-Current]

Public Relations Advanced Diploma


Experience in mass communication, media relations, organization, corporate communications, social
media, media writing and public relations planning.
Cape Breton University

[2008-2013]

Bachelor of Arts Community Studies Major in Communication, Political Science and Sport in Human
Kinetics.

Skills Summary
Media Literacy
Explored issues and trends affecting organizations, politics, the nation and the world using mass
media and new media.
Analyzed current events, through media outlets and discussed various perspectives.
Public Relations Practice
Explored a variety of areas including the role of public relations in evaluation, employee
communication, strategic planning and special event planning.
Gleaned a better understanding of the historical and theoretical framework of public relations.
Desktop publishing
Produced high-quality documents such as a newsletter and annual reports.
Presentation skills
Established proper speech writing skills for presentations.
Developed oral presentation skills (informal, formal, and seminar-style) for effective delivery
through class simulation such as presentations and conferences with a variety of audiences.
Writing for internal audiences
Developed effective internal communication skills with hands-on experience within the community
by working with Loaves and Fishes and the Cape Breton Partnership.
Prepared an annual report for a nonprofit organization business.
Produced a newsletter for the NSCC School of Business to promote campus community connections
and service learning
Photography
Developed a basic understanding of the camera and rules of composition through practical and
theory.
Obtained skills in proper input and output of images for Photoshop and InDesign.
Established image editing skills for both print and online through developing brochures, newsletters
and posters.

Employment
Home Depot

[2011-Current]

Position: Cashier, Lot attendant, Returns and Seasonal associate


Awarded Associate of the Month for sales and received an Efficient Cashier award.

Volunteer
Christmas Daddies

[December 2014]

Responsible for posting on social media during the event and answering phone calls.
NSCC Open House

[October 2014]

Assisted with tours, represented NSCC to prospective students on programs offered and promoted the
hashtag to keep people talking and informed throughout the day.
Cape Breton Partnership Business Summit

[September 2014]

Developed several surveys and analyzed the results to quantify the effectiveness of the summit.
Beauteen, The Beauty and Self-Esteem Program

[2013-2014]

Creator of an after school program designed to develop positive self-esteem for girls in grade five and six
about the term "real beauty".
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles Promotions

[2009-2013]

Coordinator for intermission on-ice activities


Coach of Marion Bridge boys basketball team

[2010-2012]

CBU Fitness and Fun

[2010-2011]

Co-founder of a childrens after school program

Certificates
OH&S
WHIMS

[2014]
[2014]

References
Peter Macdonald
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
General Manager - Business Operations
(902) 539-7115
peter.macdonald@capebretoneagles.com

Melodie MacNeil
Faculty, NSCC Marconi
Department: Public Relations
(902) 563-2686
melodie.macneil@nscc.ca