Kaleigh Wright

Athens, GA · (770) 862-2974 · kaleigh22wright@gmail.com

I am a third year student at the University of Georgia. I will graduate in May of 2019. After graduation, I aspire to work in the public relations industry. I am especially interested in working in travel public relations and event planning. I am currently seeking internships and other experiences that will help prepare me to for a career in this industry.

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

    University of Georgia - College of Family and Consumer Sciences
    Major: Consumer Journalism

    GPA: 3.7/4.0

    August 2015 - Present
    Athens, GA

    Minor: Communication Studies

    University of Georgia - Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

    August 2015 - Present
    Athens, GA

    Certificate in New Media

    University of Georgia - New Media Institute, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

    August 2015 - Present
    Athens, GA


    TEDxUGA Steering Committee Member

    • Serve as liason between presenter and TEDxUGA team
    • Correspond weekly with presenters via email
    • Schedule and attend weekly meetings with presenter
    • Assist presenter in curating a TED Talk
    • Attend monthly student council meetings
    • Review and critque TEDxUGA presenter applications
    August 2017 - Present
    Athens, GA

    Senior Editor & Coordinator

    Weddings in Athens
    • Review intern applications
    • Correspond weekly with interns via email
    • Edit interns' social media posts for correct use of APA style
    • Develop a social media calendar
    May 2017 - August 2017
    Athens, GA


    Green Machine Lawn Care
    • Primary point of contact with customers via phone and email
    • Provide employees with daily work schedules
    • Record completed work by employees
    • Take and input credit card orders
    • Email and mail customer invoices
    July 2017 - August 2017
    Woodstock, GA

    Blogging Intern

    Weddings in Athens
    • Produce weekly blog posts regarding wedding venues and vendors in the Athens, Georgia area
    • Promote Athens, Georgia as a wedding destination through blog posts
    • Research wedding trendsr
    • Create blog posts on a Wordpress blog
    October 2016 - May 2017
    Athens, GA

    Social Media Intern

    Weddings in Athens
    • Managed social media accounts, including Pinterest and Instagram
    • Update social media platforms weekly
    January 2017 - May 2017
    Athens, GA

    Fundraising Chair

    UGA Relay For Life Leadership Board
    • Led the highest fundraising team on the Leadership Board
    • Set individual and team fundraising goals
    • Develop a year-long fundraising plan
    • Organize fundraising percentage nights with local businesses
    • Make fundraising pushes through social media
    • Encourage team members to meet their goals and guide them in their fundraising efforts
    August 2016 - May 2017
    Athens, GA

    Staff Writer

    • Pitch article ideas related to magazine theme
    • Interview UGA students
    • Write and submit articles
    October 2016 - November 2016
    Athens, GA

    Fundraising Commitee Member

    UGA Relay For Life
    • Raise money for the American Cancer Society
    • Approach local businesses about fundraising
    • Make fundraising pushes through social media
    August 2015 - May 2016
    Athens, GA


    Basic Programming Languages
    • Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: The Basics
    • Photoshop CC 2017 Essential Training: Design
    • InDesign CC 2017 Essential Training

    Scholarships & Awards

    • Zell Miller Scholarship Recipient
    • Dean's List: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2017