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Mercedes Livingston

mercedes.livingston@eagles.usm.edu
601.466.9090
mercedeslivingston.weebly.com
@Mercey_L

EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS


The University of Southern Mississippi | Aug. 2015

BA in Journalism, Public Relations, minor in French



PRSSA at USM | Aug. 2013-present

President | April 2013-present

Attended regional conferences in
Baton Rouge and Nashville

PRAM Pine Belt Chapter | March 2013-present


Student Member

The Agency | Jan. 2014-May 2014


Student Run Public Relations Agency

Delta Gamma | Aug. 2012-present


Fundraising Director | Dec. 2013-Dec. 2014

EXPERIENCE


Touchpoint Press | May 2014-Aug. 2014

Publicity Intern
Assisted with media research, drafted public relations
materials, contributed to company website and social media,
assisted with arranging galley and finished book mailings
for reviews, wrote pitch letters to outlets for media coverage,
prepared title press kits, contacted and followed up with
potential reviewers and event coordinators


The USM Foundation | May 2013-Aug. 2014

Communications Intern
Wrote articles for the Foundation website and print publications,
proofread and edited proposals, drafted copy for Foundation
letters and materials, attended communications and marketing
meetings


Folio Literary Management | Jan. 2013-Aug.2013

Agency Intern
Researched and pitched ideas for new books, assisted
in writing pitch letters to editors, helped develop and edit
non- fiction book proposals, managed Folio Literary Twitter
page, reviewed manuscript submissions and drafted readers
reports, conducted research for various projects, attended
weekly Intern Academy sessions

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Intern Queen Campus Ambassador | Aug. 2014- present
Promote the InternQueen.com brand on campus by
sharing internship and career advice with students, contribute
content for the Intern Queen blog and help to promote brand
partnerships
College Panhellenic Council Public Relations Committee
Jan. 2015-present
College of the Arts and Letters Ambassador
Aug. 2014-present
The Student Printz Staff Writer
Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014

ACHIEVEMENTS
Whos Who Among Students in American
Colleges and Universities, 2014-2015
Luckyday Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient
Chosen for scholarship to study abroad in Paris,
France during summer 2015
Michael Fatheree Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a journalism student with a public
relations emphasis
W.E. Bud Kirkpatrick Endowment Recipient
Awarded to a student majoring in public relations
Mississippi Press Association Foundation
Scholarship Recipient

PROFICIENCIES
Adobe Creative Suite, Weebly, Wix, MailChimp, AP Style,
Copyediting
Social: Hootsuite, Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

VOLUNTEER WORK
Salvation Army
Christian Services
Hattiesburg Public Library
The Dubard School for Language Disorders
The USM Childrens Center
Habitat for Humanity

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


Pure Barre Hattiesburg | Nov. 2014- present
Front Desk Receptionist
The Daily Dose Coffee Shop | Oct. 2012-May 2013
Barista