"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"
-Neale Donald Walsch
My name is Amanda Becker and I am a strategist and creative thinker with a degree in Strategic & Corporate Communication from Chapman University.
With a wide variety of experience ranging from social media marketing with a local Orange County non-profit to interning in the publicity department of a major record label in Los Angeles, I thrive in a fast-paced environment and consider organization one of my best qualities. I love working in groups and coming up with innovative ways to spread the wider influence for good.
When I am not in class or working, you can find me reading about pop-culture, riding a bike at SoulCycle or exploring new cities. I would love to get more experience and welcome any opportunities that come my way!
Strategic & Corporate Communication
Minor in English
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
My Professional Experience
Chapman University Academic Advising
Probation Peer Mentor
August 2016 - January 2017
I acted as a support system for students on academic probation and struggling with the possibility of being dismissed from the university. I met with them on a weekly basis to provide them with support and assistance on learning necessary skills to succeed at Chapman. I did so by offering suggestions and advice on study habits, test-taking skills, organization, test anxiety and time management. Additionally, I showed them Chapman's resources and answered any questions they had throughout the semester.
July 2016-April 2016
I prepared press clippings, updated email lists and spreadsheets, manned the phones and maintained publicity department database with magazine and newspaper mentions of the artists. Additionally, I supported and assisted the Assistant Publicist and VP of Publicity in various office tasks and errands.
PR & Marketing Intern
September 2015 - December 2015
I wrote 2 blog posts per week using the company blog via Wordpress as well as created and implement a daily social media campaign, including posts on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.
Additionally, I maintained Hera's Pinterest board by posting to vendor boards and company's boards and encouraged customer engagement by making creative quizzes and graphics for users to enjoy.
CASA of Orange County
Social Media Intern
April 2014 - December 2014
I maintained daily posts on the nonprofit organization's Facebook and Twitter accounts and implemented an Instagram account, which is still in use today. I also tracked hits on social media using the program HootSuite to get a better idea about what posts worked better than others. Additional tasks included creating photo collages of employees and CASA's, working with calendars, finding curated content to share, and creating fun ways to promote CASA's fundraisers.
Things I've picked up over the years...
Social Media Marketing
With a wide range of social media experience both professionally and personally, I consider social media marketing strategy to be one of my top skills.
Organization and attention to detail are some of my best office skills.
I have a strong background using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel in my daily life and can confidently apply them to any work environment.
I have a creative mind when it comes to marketing strategy, with many projects under my belt in the realm of message design and brand image.
Project and campaign assignments for my classes at Chapman University