Vitae

Iván Silva


Profile

An experienced communication professional whom is a dedicated and motivated educator. As an educator I am motivated by growth and challenge; I believe that my capabilities and knowledge are of immense value in the classroom.

As a self-dubbed media aficionado I believe that fusing todays technology with time-proven advertising ideals and methods allows a message to be delivered with both quality and effectiveness.


Skills

  • Project management
  • Coaching/development
  • Media relations
  • Public relations
  • Copy writing/editing
  • News story writing
  • Press release writing
  • Fact sheet writing
  • Publication creation
  • Graphic design
  • Social media management
  • Report preparation

Software

  • Windows/Mac
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Access, Info-Path, Visio & Publisher
  • Adobe Creative Suite (2-6): Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator & GoLive
  • Quark XPress
  • SPSS

Education

•MA in Communication Studies, The University of Texas-Pan American, Earned hours: 39, GPA: 3.77, May 2012.

•BA Journalism/Advertising/Public Relations, The University of Texas-Pan American, Dec. 2009.

Professional Affiliations

•Seminar in Communication Education: Graduate Teaching Assistant preparation course and training, Fall 2010
•Graduate Certificate in Media Relations & Strategic Communication, The University of Texas-Pan American, Fall 2011
•National Science Foundation / UTPA Intellectual Property Course: Copyright and Patents, Fall 2011
•Graduate Certificate in Communication Training & Consulting, The University of Texas-Pan American, Spring 2012

Languages

Fluent in English and Spanish


Work Experience

January 2012 – Present

Instructor, Knowsys Educational Services, L.L.C., Provide instruction and skill development to students in verbal and mathematics contents to prepare them to undergo exams such as the GRE, SAT, and L-SAT.

November 2010 – Present

Graduate Research Assistant – Student advisor, creative director and graphic designer.
Graduate Resource Center, The University of Texas Pan-American

January 2009 – Present

PR Consultant/Creative Director, MCALLENMETROJOBS.COM, Provide oversight in marketing and business development.

June 2008 – Present

Owner – Graphic designer, small business consultant, social media management & brand. Development, Iconic Deity Design House.

Spring – 2009

Project Specialist Intern, directly assisted in the day-to-day activities of the EDC and provided guidance to small businesses and developed network ties with the expanding the business community.
San Juan Economic Development Corporation, San Juan, Texas


August 200 – June 2008

Customer Service Specialist, U.S. Energy Savings Corporation.

February 2007 – July 2007

Lasik Sales & Marketing Consultant, Manrique Custom Vision.

January 2005 – August 2005

MANPOWER: Customer Care Team Leader & Employee Liaison, JVC AMERICA CORP. August 2005 – February 2007 and

Customer Service, Maytag, January 2005 – August 2005

January 2001 – January 2005

Team Leader & Quality Analyst, Ticketmaster L.L.C.

2001 – 2006

U.I.L. Coach and Judge, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Extemporaneous Informative Speaking, Extemporaneous Persuasive Speaking, Prose Interpretation and Poetry Interpretation, and One-Act Play. La Joya I.S.D./Mission C.I.S.D.

June 2000 – December 2000

Classified/Display Ad Sales Representative, The Greensheet L.L.C.


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