Landon R. Becker
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Location: State College, PA, USA
School: Penn State University
Major: Media Studies

Landon R. Becker

Recent graduate of Penn State University’s Donald Bellisario College of Communications. Have professional experiences in marketing, writing, and media relations. Searching for an internship or full-time position in these fields. Intermediate working ability with Spanish language.

Education

Penn State University - University Park, PA Bachelor of Science, 2014-2018
Major: Media Studies (Graduated: December 2018)

Experience

The Athlete’s Guide – State College, PA September 2018 - Present
Atlantic Coast Conference/Pac-12 Writer

Acted as main Athlete's Guide contact for schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference & Pac12
Built relationships with Division 1 Athletics Media Departments
Conducted 20-30 minute phone interviews with NCAA football athletes
Communicated with university representatives and athletic staff for editorial approval
Created "College Football Stadium Tour" weekly written feature article series

Bexmar – Hanover, PA July 2018 - present
Founder, Lead Project Developer

Create functional and interactive websites using development tools such as Weebly, WordPress, etc.
Promote websites and features on business social media pages to produce 600 views/week
Worked with York, PA – based G&S Hauling to premier brand new company website

Hanover Area YMCA – Hanover, PA June 2012 – present (Seasonal June-August)
Summer Camp Counselor

Promoted to leadership role in South Hanover YMCA Sports Program (Summer 2018)
Planned & directed camp activities for children ages 4-13
Ensured safety of all camp participants, implementing emergency/first-aid procedures
Answered questions and addressed concerns with parents/guardians at pick-up and drop-off
Kept weekly schedules, daily attendance, incident reports, and emergency contact records
Filled in as Head Counselor when needed in 2017, responsibilities including:
Delegating camp staff to different activities and areas of care
Direct interaction with department leaders to consult and plan operations

Penn State Athletics – University Park, PA January 2017 – May 2017
Marketing & Promotions Intern

Assisted in promotional operations for Division I PSU Athletic events, responsibilities including:
Helping with pre/post game ceremonies
Completing mid-game sponsored promotions (T-Shirt Toss, Fans of the Game, etc.)
Handing out posters, t-shirts, and event programs to fans
Participated in grassroots campaigns to increase awareness of athletic events
Interacting with students to raise interest in events and promotions
Distributing promotional material (fliers, signs, posters) around campus/town

College Involvement/Awards

Dean’s List – Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Penn State University
(2) Spring 2016, Fall 2016

marketing, writing, communications, public speaking, WordPress, project planning