Welcome to AJ Beltis' Portfolio! Media ● Content ● Marketing ● Writing ● Communication ● Business ● Journalism ● Film
Hello! My name is AJ Beltis. I recently graduated summa cum laude, earning my Bachelor's degree with a double major in Communication and Marketing from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI.
This website contains a portfolio of some of the work I have done during my four years of college. Each example aligns with one of the nine goals put forth by the National Communication Association. If you explore these nine pages (cleverly labeled 1-9 above), you will see what I have written, created, and completed for classes, on-campus organizations, and jobs & internships.
Outside of my academic work, I'd like to draw your attention to my professional work. Below are online collections of pieces I have authored for various websites, companies, and publications.
Additionally, below is the speech I wrote and delivered at the 2015 Public Speaking Colloquium, where I was named the winner.
2015 Bryant University Public Speaking Colloquium (Click Here)
My professional experience includes an internship at WPRI-TV in Providence, where I wrote online news stories as the CBS affiliate's Digital News Intern. I held a second internship at Figmints Digital Creative Marketing in the marketing department, where I created digital content for the sales enablement software company SalesBrief. I also worked as a Studio Production Assistant at Bryant University's Communication Complex from sophomore until senior year.
Additionally, I was a Team Advisor for two consecutive summers at the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) in California and Washington, D.C., where I served as a mentor and teacher to some of the most promising future communication professionals. At the NSLC, I wrote a workshop on media literacy, taught classes on communication ethics and broadcast journalism, and partnered with American University's Discover the World of Communication program as a Teaching Assistant. Ultimately, it was my job to ensure the safety and foster the leadership potential in over 500 students over the two summers and form a personal connection with my groups of 12-17 conference attendees. I continued to lead and participate in conferences by serving as a mentor for the Bryant IDEA program and the 2016 Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit in Dallas, Tx.
After graduation, I started my first full-time job at Toast, Inc. in Boston. As a Content Marketing Specialist for Toast, I write weekly blog posts and edit the submissions from Toast's marketing team and dozens of guest contributors. Aside from this, I create downloadable long-form offers as part of Toast's lead generation campaigns. These eBooks, guides, templates, and calculators have generated thousands of inbound leads and over 100,000 monthly visits to the Toast Restaurant Management Blog, which has been recognized by the Content Marketing Institute as one of the Top 5 Corporate Blogs.
If you'd like to learn more about my communication experience at Bryant, please see my reflection paper and resume attached below.