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Education

Objective

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

Summary

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.

References

Andy Draper

(Excerpt from L.O.R.)

Please accept this letter of recommendation for Scott Burrus.  Scott served as President of the University of Kansas fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. During that time Scott and I worked together on numerous items of leadership, planning, execution and daily operational issues related to chapter operations. Scott has experience in managing a committee structure, motivating his peers to accomplish goals, managing the chapter organization to accomplish its annual goals and maintaining a strong relationship with the university leadership. Scott performed all these activities well and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. HIs peers elected him to be a leader and he served his term with honor and hard work. Please contact me if I can be a further advocate for Scott in your organization. 

Writing Examples

Powerpoint Presentation Example

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

Jul 2005Jan 2009

Server

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 2008Aug 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 2006Nov 2007

President

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 2005Nov 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.

Skills

Communication
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.