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University of South Florida public relations graduate pursuing a career in sports.

KATIE CAFIERO

 

ABOUT ME

I developed a passion for writing and entertainment at a young age. As assistant editor-in-chief for my high school newspaper, I helped turn it into a nationally recognized publication.


At the age of 16, I conducted my own interviews with celebrities at red carpet events next to industry professionals. I participated alongside news outlets such as the Associated Press in American Idol teleconferences and reported behind the scenes of the construction of Busch Gardens’ Falcon’s Fury.

In 2015, my work was recognized by my community and I was awarded a Golden Herald Scholarship in the category of journalism. In addition, my name has been on the University of South Florida’s Dean’s List and Chancellor's List. My strong academics placed me in the university’s top 10 percent during my Spring 2016 semester. In 2017, I was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. 

While in college, I discovered my passion for sports while interning with the University of South Florida Athletics Marketing Department. I also gained experience in my field while assisting the Tampa Bay Lightning public relations department on game days as an intern during the 2018-2019 season. 

I graduated from the University of South Florida with honors in May 2019  and currently work in the community relations department for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

I believe that hard work and determination are the key components in launching a successful career.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND SERVICES

MARKETING

I helped brainstorm and develope  creative marketing strategies for USF Athletics to increase fan engagement and attendance. During my first season in 2017, student attendance increased in every USF Fall sport. I executed in-game promotions for USF football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, baseball and softball home games.

EVENT PLANNING

I completed my Fall 2016 internship with Confetti Events, an event coordinating agency that specializes in weddings. I helped execute wedding rehearsals, ceremonies and receptions. Some of my responsibilities included: organizing vendors, decorating, directing photographers and leading the bridal party.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

I worked in the media center for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, where I distributed press credentials, race results and facilitated press conferences during race weekend. I helped transport drivers from the track to their interviews and managed media requests.

 

PORTFOLIO

WORK EXAMPLES AND RESUME




FOLLOW MY BLOG

PRESS RELEASE

RESUME

FEATURE ARTICLE

 

I FIND SUCCESS IN HELPING OTHERS SUCCEED. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

I strongly believe that community involvement leads to a more impactful career. My experiences volunteering have changed my outlook on life.


The E5 Foundation: I had the privilege of volunteering with Scott Rolen’s E5 Foundation at Camp Emma Lou. Located in Indiana, Camp Emma Lou hosts families from the Make-A-Wish-Foundation for the weekend. I helped cook meals and plan activities while getting to know each family. The courage and strength exemplified by both the parents and children continue to inspire me today.


Lunch Pals: For the duration of my freshman year of college, I mentored a fifth grade student at Campbell Elementary school. My student turned to me for advice, motivation and friendship. More importantly, I was able to help my student develop a passion for academic excellence and conquering goals. 

Blue Ocean Film Festival: The Blue Ocean Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that promotes ocean conservation. I helped organize and distribute press credentials to the media upon check-in. Additionally, I participated in filmmaker discussions and film premieres.


 

CONTACT

Tampa, Florida

 
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