©2017 by Emily Akers

Experience

Event Coordinator
Gotham Media

January 2019 - Present

  • Producing and executing events 

  • Creating and managing graphics for social media

  • Event outreach and research

Advisor
Community Council, Next Gen Summit

January 2019 - Present

  • Asked to be part of an advisory committee comprised of the top 1% most engaged community members

  • Give guidance on Next Gen strategy and recommend potential new members

Event Production Committee
Executive Board, Innoblue

January 2019 - Present

  • Producing and executing events 

  • Working with graphics team to promote events

Backpacking Orientation Leader
AURORA: Penn State Outdoor Orientation

April 2016 - Present

  • Completed Outdoor Leadership course

    • Mentor/TA for the course the following year​

  • Completed Certifications

    • Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification and CPR

  • Lead participants on backpacking trips on assigned trails

  • Tend to the physical and emotional needs of participants

    • 10 students per group

  • Facilitate meaningful discussions and debriefs

  • Promoted to far away program, Polaris, in the White Mountains

Ghostwriter
Project 33

July 2018 - March 2019

  • Produced client-specific content

    • Creating original content or content based on client's material

  • Writing status, image, and video script posts

  • Monthly deadlines

Supply Logistics & Hospitality Liaison / Dancer Relations Committee Member
Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon

October 2018 - February 2019

  • Worked as a volunteer for largest student-run philanthropy in the world

  • Relay information between Dancer Relations committee and Supply Logistics to help make THON a more environmentally sustainable event

  • Help in planning committee theme hour

  • Taking care of three dancers who dance/stand for 46 hours

Director of Events and Campus Outreach
Next Gen Summit

Aug 2017 - August 2018

  • Plan and coordinate university and company events

  • Assist in the procurement of Partners and Sponsors for said events

  • Manage outreach to university/student groups

  • Lead event execution

  • Graphic and web design

  • Continue to help and support on events and projects

Independent Consultant
DAYBREAKER

May 2018 - June 2018

  • Consulted and advised on various DAYBREAKER components

    • DAYBREAKER Campus, LiveItUp, city support, and events​

  • Worked directly with Radha Agrawal and HQ team

Student Outreach Chair
Penn State School of Theatre Marketing Committee

August 2017 - December 2017

  • Responsible for generating and executing innovative social media marketing projects to increase engagement with community and boost ticket sales

  • Work directly under Travis DeCastro (Head of BFA Stage Management) and Cheri Sinclair (Marketing Director)

Digital Media Intern
Tribute

May 2017 - Aug 2017

  • Video editing/creating highlight reels for conferences and customers 

  • Outreach to potential clients

  • Creation of promotional and informational content

  • Social media planning and listening

  • Collecting footage at conferences and events

Research Assistant
Smeal College of Business

Feb 2017 - May 2017

  • Setting up recording devices and prepping each room for studies

  • Explaining instructions to study participants 

  • Entering data into Microsoft Excel

Campus Manager
ShuttleHome

Dec 2016 - May 2017

  • Create team to help manage operations

  • Test marketing campaigns

  • Worked directly under founder

Boal Company Intern
Carnegie Mellon University

June 2016 - July 2016

  • Worked within an ensemble to create images and scenes

  • Perform for prospective members

  • Worked on audio and sound for pieces

Boal Company Intern
Carnegie Mellon University

June 2016 - July 2016

  • Worked within an ensemble to create images and scenes

  • Perform for prospective members

  • Worked on audio and sound for pieces

Committee Member
Penn State Hillel Student Planning Committee

January 2016 - October 2017

  • Responsible for generating and executing innovative events and gatherings to increase student engagement with Hillel ​

  • Helped run logistics for events

Education

The Pennsylvania State University

2015-2019

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Acting 

Minors in French & Francophone Studies and Entrepreneurship & Innovation (New Media Cluster)

Activities and Societies: Innoblue Executive Board, Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon Dancer Relations Committee Member (Supply Logistics & Hospitality Liaison), School of Theatre Marketing Committee, Full Ammo Improv Troupe, Penn State Hillel, Penn State Outing Club, Outdoor School 

Theatre Academy of London

January 2017 - May 2017

Semester spent living and studying in London, United Kingdom

Courses: Dialects, Playwriting, Theatre of London, and Race and Gender in Performance

Upright Citizens Brigade

June 2017 - August 2017

Took Improv 101 with Eric Gerson (Gersonality and Rumpeteaser)

Learned the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts

2011-2015

Vocal Performance Major graduating with NYSSMA Endorsement in Vocal Music and Honors.

Vocal Courses: Music Theory, Sight Singing, Music History, Classical Voice (Italian, German, French, English, Opera/Oratorio, Musical Theatre), Choir (4 Years)

AP Courses: Physics C, Calculus AB, French, English Composition, English Literature, World History, US History

Skills

Social Media
  • Social Media Posting

    • Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat

    • Blogging

      • Weebly, Tumblr​

  • Social Media Listening

    • Hootsuite​

Event Planning
  • Delegation

  • Branding

  • Marketing

  • Operations

  • Team Coordination

Design
  • ​Adobe Creative Suite

    • Photoshop, InDesign, LightRoom, Premier, Audition, Encoder

  • Sketch

  • iMovie

  • Canva

  • Website Design

    • Wix, SquareSpace​

  • On-Brand Promotional Content

Passions

  • Classical Voice

  • Musical Theatre

  • French Language

  • Scene & Monologue Memorization

  • Scene Analysis

Customer Interaction
  • Outreach

    • Via email and phone​

  • Shopify

  • Intercom

Other Skills
  • ​​Google Drive Suite

  • Contact/Data Scraping

  • Microsoft Powerpoint

  • Insightly

  • Keynote

  • Slack

Training & Certifications
  • ​Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

  • CPR/AED

  • Red Cross Lifeguard

    • Administering Emergency Oxygen​

    • Bloodborne Pathogens Training

  • Reporting Child Abuse (PSU)

  • CITI Animal Care and Use (ACU)