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Gabrielle Belavsky

Gabrielle Belavsky

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MeetAdvisors

Head Editor and Social Media Manager

MeetAdvisors is a free resource aimed at helping entrepreneurs minimize start-up mistakes. Within the site is a platform that allows for users to ask for free business advice from vetted entrepreneurs, a community blog that gives tips on effectively increasing business and showcases start-ups and a public forum open to all users. MeetAdvisors has been coined the "Yelp for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes since its December 1 launch.

My job was to monitor and publish MeetAdvisors web content, interview entrepreneurs for feature articles about their start-up companies and plan and manage all social media efforts. In my time with MeetAdvisors I wrote and edited over 100 articles. Since taking on the social media accounts, I have successfully increased the company's reach by over 40 percent.

Other day-to-day duties included writing press releases about company milestones and co-writing articles that appear on NBC Chicago's business blog, Inc. Well. While at MeetAdvisors, I also wrote articles for the The Huffington Post, Business Insider and Chicago Now.

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Chicago Blogger Network

Event Staff

Maya Polsky Gallery

Social Media Consultant

During my time at Maya Polsky Gallery I managed the gallery's social media channels to help them achieve the following goals: reach out to new clients, promote current artists, assist in image branding, and contact local media about upcoming events for greater exposure.

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Rockwell Trading

Social Media Consultant

Rockwell Trading is a futures and commodities trading education company, and my time there gave me working knowledge of the industry.

I was hired by Rockwell Trading to set up and get the company started with a Facebook and Twitter following. I worked directly with the CEO to plan promotional events and at the end of my contract I had succeeded in growing their Internet presence by 600% using strategic lead generation tactics that I developed and carried out in conjunction to the company's goals.

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Illinois State University

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

I spent a year working as a Teaching Assistant for Dr. Nick Maroules, a Juvenile Delinquency professor and Chairman of the Department of Sociology. I created comprehensive presentations for two class sections, assisted in the grading process, and provided meaningful feedback for student when necessary.

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PRSSA Bateman Case Study

Research Specialist

The PRSSA Bateman Case Study is a national competition that is expected to be executed as a professional-grade campaign. The goal was to create a community awareness campaign about childhood obesity in the Bloomington-Normal area working in conjunction with the local United Way chapter. The winning teams would present to the national United Way chapter at the end of the competition.

Unfortunately, the Bloomington-Normal United Way declined to participate, so we chose to partner with the local school systems. Despite the fact that we had a different client than the rest of the competing teams, we still received an Honorable Mention, giving us local media attention and national recognition.

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The Daily Vidette

Night Staff Editor

As a night staff editor, my responsibilities included checking facts, spelling, and grammar and making sure all articles were written in up-to-date AP Style for the morning editions of the university newspaper.

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Illinois State University

Student Intern

During my time at the School of Communication I researched, wrote and uploaded multiple articles to the College's weekly newsletters, and I worked directly with the Assistant Dean on day-to-day administrative tasks.

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Grant Park Music Festival

Marketing Research Staff

The Market Research staffers administrated surveys of the concert-goers who attended summer concerts at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park. We would then compile demographic data, input our data and results into Survey Monkey, and search for and record common trends among the population.

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WZND Fuzed Radio, Illinois State University

Urban Music Program Director

As a Program Director, I was responsible for hiring and directing a staff of 27 on-air DJs, evaluating and controlling the flow of on-air material for the specified program, and collaborating with the WZND Management Council to discuss problems and improve the quality of the radio station.

During my time there the station was also changing from a split-week format to the more popular shuffle format, a massive undertaking in which I was a major player.

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Illinois State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

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