Ariel Mueller

Ariel Mueller

Work History

Work History
Jul 2013 - Present

Project Manager

Capital One
  • Member of PMDP (Project Management Development Program) which is a rotational development program for college hires focusing on additional training, leadership, and networking opportunities to accelerate career growth and develop a well rounded set of project management skills
  • Act as volunteer lead for PMDP for Plano location, planning events and working with multiple location leads to complete volunteering objectives
  • Completed Associate's degree in Project Management and am working towards a Master's Certificate and PMP Certification

Capital One Auto Finance - Marketing and Analytics (July 2014 - Present)

  • Work as project manager supporting Auto Finance M&A with projects spanning both dealer and direct financing including dealer expansion initiatives, new product development and roll-out, and internal operational enhancements

Financial Services - Enterprise Support, Program Management Office (January 2014 - July 2014)

  • Worked as a project manager supporting top of house initiatives, including aligning both lines of business for audit preparations and process remediations

Financial Services - Enterprise Support, Business Risk Office (July 2013 - January 2014)

  • Worked as a project/process manager for Access Management, developing a tool to moderate employee access to high risk information and applications
  • Performed internal check process on information security of customer data across all of financial services and presented findings and recommendations to senior leadership
Mar 2008 - Present

Owner, Entrepreneur

Perfectly Pearl, LLC.
  • Import and sell pearl and crystal jewelry from China
  • Design custom pieces for clients
  • Manage a Facebook business page with over 457 followers
  • Managed a group of three sales employees disbursed in Waco, Abilene, and San Angelo, Texas
  • Turned a profit in the first year, grew gross sales by 22% consistently year-after-year
Jun 2012 - Dec 2012

Intern- Strategic Management/ Media Planning

Branding Iron Management
  • Developed marketing strategies and long-term strategic plans for clients based on clients’ goals, needs, and desired markets
  • Scheduled advertising budgets, planned and negotiated multi-media plans on local and regional levels to meet clients’ specific needs in radio, television, and magazine outlets 
  • Presented post-evaluation and ROI reports to multiple clients
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Esociety Marketing
  • Performed competition analysis and research
  • Prepared reports assessing clients' websites primarily using Google Analytics
  • Participated in rebranding meetings for clients and prepared meeting summaries
  • Improved language skills with translating and preparing reports in Italian
May 2004 - Aug 2008

Part-time Receptionist and Secretary

Mueller Metals, Inc.
  • Relayed information from customers to sales team improving customer service
  • Performed variety of tasks displaying adaptibility, flexibility, and organizational skills


Aug 2008 - Dec 2012

Bachelor of Business Administration

Texas A&M University

Minor in Italian

Overall GPA: 3.7

Major GPA: 4.0

Relevant Advertising Projects

  • AAF National Student Advertising Competition Team, conducted extensive research for Nissan campaign; member of digital team for creation of campaign
    • Placed 1st in district competition, 9th in national competition out of 152 teams
  • AAF Student Conference and Competition, created campaign for Sunkist with a randomly selected team in a single day
  • Created complete multimedia campaign for local frozen yogurt shop, Froyoyo; placed among top 5 campaigns as selected by client


Aggie Advertising Club                                                                                                               Spring 2011 - Present

  • 2011 Vance and Betty Lee Stickell Award, selected as the most outstanding member, Texas A&M University’s student chapter of the American Advertising Federation.

Texas A&M Traditions Council                                                                                      Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

  • Present speeches and presentations to various groups of the history and traditions of Texas A&M University

FAST, Freshmen Aggies Spreading Traditions (Freshman Leadership Org)            Fall 2008 - Spring 2010

Mentor, 2009 - 2010

  • Mentored and Supported younger FAST member throughout their first year of college

Member, 2008 - 2009

  • FAST, Freshmen Aggies Spreading Traditions
  • Focused on school involvement, leadership development and service

Texas A&M Fish Camp (Freshman Orientation)                                                              Spring 2009 - Fall 2009


  • Worked with team of 24 other counselors in intense preparation and training for 6 months to lead 150 freshmen at orientation camp
  • Led small group with co-counselor of 10 freshmen specifically preparing them for their transition into college
  • Mentor for such freshmen of small group throughout their entire first year at college

City of College Station Youth Sports                                                                                 Spring 2010, Spring 2011

  • Volunteer basketball coach for team of 8 local pre-K and Kindergarten students
  • Volunteer basketball coach for team of 8 local 3rd grade students


Mar 2014 - Present

Associate's Certificate in Project Management

ESI international


Innovative Advertising, Dance, Fashion, Travel, and Languages



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