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COMMUNICATOR ● PLANNER ● TRAVELER 312 S 2ND St. ● West Dundee, IL 60118 Phone: 847-431-1136 ● Website: http://www.mbruce1291.wix.com/michaelbruce ● E-mail:mbruce1291@gmail.com

I’m Teachable, Flexible, Creative and Patient. Currently seeking to obtain a PR position where I can utilize my previous experience, educational background and leadership abilities to cultivate an exceptional experience for any organization. Experience

Vice President of PRSSA; IWU; Marion, IN April 2013- April 2014 -Organized and attended events such as 2013 National Conference, the Indianapolis Zoo and the Indianapolis Pacers PR sessions -Cultivated a 15% increase in membership, Oversaw fundraising teams, Awarded Star Chapter -Developed relationships between members and professionals through bi-weekly meetings Sounds of Hope; Marion, IN September 2013-Active PR Director -Build and implement a local campaign to raise funds and awareness for underprivileged children’s choir -Cultivate relationships and assemble media coverage in four local radio stations and publications -Curate facts and figures to create branding materials including posters, flyers, press releases, interviews, social media, and multimedia -Plan and implement first annual Hipster Shuffle Family 5K The Sojourn: IWU; Marion, IN January 2014-April 2014 Staff Writer -Contributing staff writer publishing news stories and features according to AP style standards -Collaborates with editorial staff to critically analyze and revise writing for weekly deadlines Social Media University Coordinator December 2013 – February, 2014 -Organized and led small group committee -Hosted 2nd Social Media Conference for local businessmen seeing 110% increase in attendance -Served as liaison for Speakers, Locking in event location, Emcee -Wrote and published press release; developed content for website, gained media recognition through social media outlets and print media. Kerry Wood Family Foundation: Chicago, IL June 2013- September 2013 Intern -Managed the Family Pavilion at Woody’s Wiffle Ball Classic -Secured credible vendors, creating long term relationships for future events -Delegated responsibilities for volunteers, cultivated community for fans within Wrigley Field Bleachers -Coordinated with 6 coaches to serve over 300 children during summer baseball clinic -Aided in design of Woody’s Wiffle traveling Championship trophy as well as Home Run Derby trophy. Student Activities Council; IWU: Marion, IN April 2012- December 2012 Event Planner -Promoted the council through social media, seeing 40% increase of Twitter Followers and 515 “Likes” -Delegated responsibilities for staff, managed conflicts, problem solving in last minute situations -Planned 2012’s Family Weekend; Drove 200% growth in attendance, served as liaison for entertainment, catering, promotions, emcee CRU CAMPS; Sydney, Australia April 2013 Volunteer -Aided in building character and structure in inner-city teenagers - Facilitated various physical activities including sailing, surfing and rock propulsion - Served as positive role-model and monitored groups of 50-100+ children from 11-15

Education Indiana Wesleyan University; Marion, IN Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Business PRSSA, Enactus Business Group, Dean’s List Spring/Fall 2012/Spring 2014 Wesley Institute; Sydney, Australia General Studies of Arts

Graduate May, 2014

Feb. 2013 - June, 2013

Skills Event Planning | Social Media | Public Relations | Blogging | Campaigns | Press Releases | Writing | Web Design | Photoshop | Brand Awareness | Branding | PR Research | Public Speaking | Photography


MBRUCE RESUME 2014