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Amanda P VanDrew Chicago, IL EDUCATION Columbia College Chicago Chicago, IL Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Business, minor in Marketing • December 2013 • GPA: 3.8/4.0 • Dean’s List (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013) • Columbia College Chicago Achievement Award • Classes on entertainment law, sales promotion, marketing, merchandising, public speaking, managerial and marketing writing, public relations, advertising, market research, copywriting, etc. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Ideal Space Consulting Chicago, IL Marketing Manager/Assistant Organizer January 2013-Present • Create and implement all marketing tools, such as social media, newsletters, advertisements, events, blogging, and special offers • Raise awareness and expand outreach to new clientele by implementing marketing strategies that effectively represent the company in an efficient time frame • Supporting the organizational process of clients by providing great personable skills and showing determination to improve the process Chicago Twenty Something Chicago, IL Marketing Intern September 2013-Present • Lead and assist in experiential marketing, event promotion, and sale promotion by offering free wristbands to hosts, guest bartenders, email blasts, flyers, free drink vouchers, etc. • Recruit non-profit organizations to plan events through Cocktail Fundraisers branch by making calls, sending emails, attending events, and making presentations at board meetings Vogue Boutique Freeport, IL Sales Associate/Key Holder May 2012-December 2013 • Create store sales promotions, events, and giveaways • Assist with store marketing and advertising • Design store visuals (style 15 mannequins per week, design front window 2 times per month, fabricate 2 pin boards per week) • Up-sell to customers, provide excellent customer service, leading other associates Columbia College Chicago Event Planning Teacher Assistant Chicago, IL • Lead students in planning a “Go Blue” event for water conservation February 2013-May 2013 • Coordinate elements, timelines, goals, ideas, location, promotion, donations National Wildlife Federation Chair of Recruitment Chicago, IL • Recruit volunteers, sponsors, cross-marketing partnerships March 2013-June 2013 • Brainstorm new activities, sponsors, locations, giveaways, and advertising • Support social media VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Matt Pack Benefit Planner January 2013-Present • Benefit to raise money for paralyzed teen • $70,000 has been raised thus far • Gather donations from local businesses, write donation request letter • Coordinate print and digital advertisement locations, run social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) • Facilitated logistics for event including location booking, set up, selling merchandise Dive into your Imagination Event Manager February 16-17 2013 • Networked for brand at event • Developed children’s activities • Assisted with set up Style Chicago Fashion Show Volunteer October 2012 • Helped with set up, swag bag assembly, and organization the day of COMPUTER SKILLS • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint • Some knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop • Mac, PC, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Virb, Instagram, Issuu, and blog savvy *References upon request

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