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Vanessa Elisabeth Pinker Jones

28 Millcroft Drive, Simcoe, ON N3Y 0B1


705.875.6716
vanessa.e.p.jones@gmail.com

Profile
Post Graduate Certificate in Public Relations from Mohawk College graduated
on the Deans Honour list. I have taken courses like PR Writing, Media
Relations, Crisis Communication, Event Planning and Design.
A creative, innovative thinker who puts the clients needs first while working
in The Agency at Mohawk College.
An experienced internal and external communicator who has the ability to
think fast and is able to create a large selection of communication pieces.
Public Relations Experiences
(November 2014 April 2015) Communications Intern Mohawk CollegeCreated press releases, attended events like the Additive Manufacturing Lab
opening, helped with the weekly newsletter and blog posts, did videography,
created the Book of Experts and understood Mohawk College as a brand.
(March 2015) Public Relations at the Junos- Helped to make media passes,
provided accreditations, helped with the Fan Fair by communicating with the fans,
media and celebrities and worked in the media room during the broadcast.
(December 2014 March 2015) Social Media Coordinator for the Canadian
Collegiate Athletic Association National Mens Basketball ChampionshipProvided updates throughout the basketball games on Twitter and Facebook, posted
the game summaries at the end of the game, posted the end of the day recap and
was I involved in two way communication on social media.
(October 2014) Gift of Communication- Worked with the International Association
of Business Communicators (IABC) to help create an internal communications plan
for Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK).
(September 2014 April 2015) Mentorship Program- A member of the Canadian
Public Relations Society (CPRS) mentorship program where I learned how to be a
successful communicator through the experiences of others. I have also attended
events like Hamiltons Gala of Distinction.
(November 2014 April 2015) The Agency- Worked with different clients like
Wellwood and Hamilton Challenger Baseball Association. Helped to plan a
fundraiser, hosted an event, create a communications plan, create a crisis
communication plan, commutated with external clients, understood an
organizations values and effectively worked with a team.

(June 2015, September 2015) Social Media Coverage- Provided social coverage
for the 2015 Media Camp in Hamilton Ontario and for a public forum at the Hamilton
Spectator.
Communications Jobs
(July 2014 Presently) Freelance Photographer- Captures photos of people,
landscapes, food, architecture and wildlife. I learned to communicate without words
but by using visuals. www.pinkerphotography.com
(May 2014 August 2014) Station Ambassador- Communicated with many
different patrons riding the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), helped to plan routes,
respond to questions, assist in emergency situations and work closely with the other
TTC employees to provide the best services for the customers.
(June 2013 August 2013) Summer Student Deafblind Ontario- Communicated
using basic hand over hand sign, worked with multiple clients and staff members at
the same time, created detailed inventory sheets of everything in the group home
and researched operational ways to care for the three clients.
(September 2012 April 2013) Club and Group Coordinator- Communicated with
student from Trent University who were looking to get involved with a club or who
were a member of a club. I helped plan events, create budgets and provide
communication through email, by phone and in person.
(May 2012 August 2012) Au Pair in Spain- Taught English to three young boys as
well as locals in the community, created stories for the boys to learn more English
and learned a small bit of Spanish to communicate with the locals.
Additional Volunteer and Education Experiences
Deputy Returning Officer at Elections Canada
2015
Member of the International Association of Business Communicators
Member of the Canadian Public Relations Society
Presently
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certified
2015
B.A from Trent University in Sociology
2014
Trent University Student Ambassador
2013-2014
Trent Housing Board
2013-2014
Frontier College Tutoring Program
2013-2014
Gift of Communication 2014
Family Literacy day
2014
Trent West bank vs. East bank hockey game
2014
Trent Fashion show
2014
Dionysus
2013/2014
Trent Mudder
2013
Trent Relay for Life and Peterborough Relay for Life
2013
Trent University Emergency First Response Team
2011-2012
Seminar Coordinator NCCER Conference
2012

Presently