Michael Annarella

  • New Castle, PA US



Social Networking/Social Media

Internet Research

Microsoft Office

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop


·Westminster College Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, 2014-2015

·Westminster College Pi Sigma Pi Scholastic Honors Fraternity, 2014-2015

·Elizabeth Nixon Memorial Scholarship Public Relations Scholastic Achievement, 2014-2015

·Westminster College Dean’s List, 4 Semesters

·Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), All-Academic 1st Team Football, Fall 2011

·CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American District 4 Football Team, Fall 2012


To obtain an internship where I can enhance my public relations skills.

Public Relations Portfolio

Media Art Portfolio

Work History

Work History

Sports Editor

Westminster College Newspaper: The Holcad
  • Generated and assigned story ideas to staff of eight sports writers.
  • Write weekly sports editorial column.
  • Maintain daily connection with sports media.
  • Design layout of sports section.
Aug 2013 - Present

Student Worker

Westminster College Sports Information Department
  • Design promotional emails for sporting events.
  • Write press releases and blog posts for the athletic department.
  • Design media guides for athletic teams.
  • Take statistics for athletic teams.
  • Write game notes.
May 2014 - Present

Media Relations Intern

Washington Wild Things Baseball and Pennsylvania Rebellion Softball
  • Write game recaps for home and away games.
  • Responsible for pulling game statistics.
  • Compile stat packs.
  • Gather lineups.
  • Distribute game-day information to media members.
  • Assist in writing daily game notes.
  • Work with public relations and social media manager to help design publications and social media graphics.
  • Write feature stories for publications and provide creative ideas for editorial concepts.
  • Conduct and film player/coach interviews.
  • Collect information for club publications.
  • Pull newspaper clips for the public relations and social media manager.
Aug 2013 - Present

Advertising Manager

Westminster College Newspaper: The Holcad
  • Created a media kit to utilize as a tool for soliciting advertisements to campus and community businesses.
  • prepared invoices and provided to clients.
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014

PR/Marketing Intern

Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Promoted the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to Westminster College students.
  • Planned annual “Bowl For Kids’ Sake” fundraising event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • Presented fundraising opportunities to local businesses to gain community support.
  • Created promotional materials for the fundraising event.
  • Wrote press releases and distributed them to local media.
  • Wrote donation letters to businesses.


Aug 2011 - Present

Bachelor of Arts: Public Relations, Minor: Media Art

Westminster College

Public Relations GPA: 3.90Cumulative GPA: 3.64

Related Coursework:

Journalism,Public Relations Advertising, Public Relations Writing,Public Relations Research,

Public Relations Ethics, Public Relations and the Media, History of Media Arts and Advertising,  

Computer Graphic Art (I, II), Typography, Web Design.

Related Experience:

Campus Writer, spring 2012

  • Covered various campus events, interviewed guests and wrote articles

Public Relations Student Society of America, President 

  • Created logo for 2012-2013 Student Government Association.
  • Redesigned the logo for the Westminster Titans baseball team.
  • Write articles for the Westminster College PRSSA Newsletter.
  • Plan events for various campus organizations.



Brittany Rowe-Cernevicius

Michael has taken various classes from me including Principles and Practices of Public Relations and Public Relations Ethics. This semester he is enrolled in my Public Relations and The Media course. The end of the semester project Michael completed as part of my Principles and Practices demonstrated his ability to apply the principles and theory discussed in class to a real-world client’s situation. In Public Relations Ethics, Michael and his group members tackled some of the ethical dilemmas PR practitioners face in an insightful manner and demonstrated their ability to analyze a problem and think critically to devise an ethical solution.

As Michael’s academic advisor, I meet with him each semester before registration to discuss his plans for the upcoming semester. He is always prepared for our meetings, and his choice in classes demonstrates that he is thinking strategically about his future.

Michael is a dedicated and conscientious student who helps foster a positive learning environment both inside and outside of the classroom. He is a creative individual and is developing his design skills through his minor in Media Art. His talent and skills make him an ideal candidate in the working world. Additionally, he has taken Public Relations Writing which has prepared him for creating various types of content for publications and the web.

Outside of the classroom, Michael has demonstrated his leadership ability by serving as the Advertising Manager and Sports Editor for the campus newspaper.

Michael’s work ethic, practical skills, and creative ability make him one of Westminster’s outstanding public relations students. 

Nathan LaRiccia

I have known Mike for the past year as he has worked in the Westminster College Sports Information office. As his direct supervisor, I have had the opportunity to observe Mike develop into a well-rounded sports professional as well as a diligent student.

Mike takes his work seriously whether he’s in the office working, working at various athletic events, or in the classroom.

Throughout his time in my office, Mike has always showed initiative as he has learned a wide variety of skills that include Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Mike has used his Photoshop skills to create weekly fliers that promote Titan home events and has also applied his InDesign knowledge with his contribution to the Titan media guides.

Mike, a public relations major, was named on the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) All-Academic First Team, the Dean’s List for three semesters, and earned a spot on the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Football Team. He is also a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and works with the College’s newspaper (The Holcad).

After working with Mike this past year, I believe he will succeed and will be a great asset for your organization.