Scott Burrus

Scott Burrus




To begin a career in advertising or public relations where I assist with developing and communicating messages to the public.


I am a recent graduate looking to start a career in an agency environment. My degree is in Strategic Communications, which prepared me to create strategic plans based on research. I am well-versed in the principles of Integrated Marketing Communications, as well as the new directions advertising and PR are going in. I'm confident I would be an intelligent, youthful, professional, and inquisitive addition to your team.

Volunteer Experience

Fiji Run for Leukemia

Lawrence/Manhattan, KS                                                                                                    Sept. 2004 - Sept. 2008

Volunteer - Helped organize and participated in the 30-34th annual runs. - The runs raised around $20,000 each of those years and over $600,000 to date for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. - Co-authored a news release about the event, which was covered by several local newspapers.

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2005 - Jan 2009


Jet Lag Lounge

- Multi-tasked orders, cash register and product preparation under fast paced conditions, while providing customer assistance when needed.

- Aided management with opening and closing the lounge, tallying tabs and closing out the registers.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Campus Representative

ZOI Greek Telephone Directory

- Underwent a week-long sales training seminar, which I used to generate leads and sell more than $8,000 in advertising space for the 2009 University of Kansas directory.

- Assisted clients with the layout of their ads.

Nov 2006 - Nov 2007


Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta

- Coordinated and supported committees for graduate relations, public relations, philanthropy, finance, and recruitment.

- Led weekly chapter meetings for over 100 members and provided monthly meetings to update the house corporation.

- Helped create and manage a $200 thousand budget.

Feb 2005 - Nov 2006

Graduate Relations Chairman

Phi Gamma Delta

- Wrote and distributed monthly e-newsletters to graduated members.

- Updated a database of over 1,300 names and addresses to include e-mail addresses.

- Planned and coordinated the creation of a Web site to expand the reach of our messages.

- Updated the Web site with news and upcoming events on a regular basis.




Strong communication skills. I would feel confident and comfortable talking with clients via telephone, e-mail, or face-to-face.

Microsoft Office

Excellent knowledge of Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

Adobe Creative Suite

Experience using Photoshop and inDesign. Generally computer savvy, can learn software quickly.

Social Media

I am well-versed in the trends that influence social media. Extensive knowledge of twitter, facebook, reddit, blogs, etc. Generally internet savvy.