Michael Weis

Michael Weis

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

B.A.

Purdue University

Minors: Political Science; Anthropology

Activities: Purdue Men's Rugby Club; Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity

Work History

Work History
Mar 2011 - Present

Busser

Outback Steakhouse
Feb 2010 - Nov 2010

Line Cook/Prep Cook

La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundatoin
  • Worked with public relations team to build local awareness of the organization, its cause, and community events
  • Utilized grass-roots marketing strategies in order to communicate with and incorporate local businesses and donors into the Foundation’s mission: finding the cure for diabetes
  • Connected JDRF with Arizona State University’s Greek community in order to promote awareness and participation in fundraising efforts
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Communications Intern

Arlington County Manager's Office
  • Worked with public relations specialists on internal and community relations projects
  • Learned valuable writing, research, and team building skills
  • Interacted in a culturally diverse environment and learned valuable professional communication skills
  • Appeared as a city news correspondent on Arlington Virginia Network television

Skills

Skills

SPSS Statistical Software

Microsoft Office

Summary

Attending middle and high school in Southern California, I undoubtedly grew up in somewhat of a bubble.  The summers consisted of going to the beach, surfing, or spending time at the pool and the school years were consumed by high school football season and weekend barbeques.  I decided fairly quickly during high school that I wanted to break the mold and go to college somewhere that would teach more than just what you learn from a professor in a classroom.  I wanted to experience a new culture, a new environment.  I wanted to meet new people, and develop myself into a person that could communicate well with anyone of any background or upbringing.  Now, four years later, I can tell you with complete certainty that Purdue University helped me achieve exactly what I had hoped for.  The culturally diverse and hardworking atmosphere that Purdue University strives to uphold is why my four years were so rewarding.  Through taking classes in a variety of subjects, completing two internships, joining Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, and playing rugby for Purdue, I have become a well-rounded, motivated individual with an ever growing desire to succeed.

Graduating with a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations accompanied by minors in political science and anthropology I know that I am prepared to dive into the professional world.  I have worked hard I believe that I have had the proper training and instruction on how to succeed in a professional environment.  As a Communications Intern for the Arlington County Manager's Office in Arlington, Virginia during the summer of 2009 I was thrown into one of the most culturally diverse environments that our country has to offer and I took the opportunity to soak up every ounce of information that I could find.  I wrote press releases about current affairs in our nation's capital, sat in on congressional meetings on Capitol Hill, and reported the community news on the Arlington Virginia Network.  I met and worked with people from every corner of the world and learned to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.  Along with having the opportunity to polish my verbal communication skills I was also given the chance to focus on my writing skills, which I did with enthusiasm.  Arlington, Virginia taught me a great deal about what it takes to succeed in a demanding environment. 

I feel that with my skills and passions I would be an invaluable asset to your company and I look forward to embracing your organization's culture. This portfolio is meant to show you what I have learned, what I have achieved, and how I have used my education and personality to build meaningful relationships. I hope that you find this as informative as possible.  I would be honored to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank You!

Sincerely,

Michael Weis

Interest

Rugby, Surfing, Snowboarding, Beach, Travel

Relevant Work

Published Work