A bit about me . . .
Hi! I'm Diana Friend.
I am a Michigan native. I spent four years of my life in Indiana studying Public Relations at Taylor University in Upland. After graduating spring of 2014, I have worked as a Traveling Recruiter for Taylor and then worked as an Admissions Counselor with the university.
I spent the summer of 2013 in Los Angeles working for a Gustafson PR. While in LA I assisted with daily tasks, finding suitable queries for clients and researching client’s recent media exposure, and then clipping media content. I created two media lists for clients and continued to maintain and update two current lists for clients. I contacted various media outlets and communicated directly with clients. Along with going to events and doing everything else stated above, I wrote press releases, created copy, and helped write pitches for clients.
Outside of my experience at my internship, I have worked with a restaurant in Marion, IN, creating ads and catering brochures for potential customers. I have also created a campaign for a marriage counseling center out of Zionsville, IN creating a contact database and a promotional kit. I have also created a promotional kit for the Taylor University Media Communication department, creating pieces the department can use to promote the Media Writing/Journalism major.
Currently, I am an Admissions Officer for Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.