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Education

Aug 2007Present

B.A.

Purdue University

Minors: Political Science; Anthropology

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

Work experience

Mar 2011Present

Busser

Outback Steakhouse
Feb 2010Nov 2010

Line Cook/Prep Cook

La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill
May 2010Aug 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 2009Aug 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

SPSS Statistical Software
Microsoft Office

References

Ashley Drew

Mary Curtius

Peter Weis, MD

Gary Roach

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

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