I'm a graduating senior at Western Illinois University, but my life experiences are paramount to anything that I could have learned in a classroom. I'm a marketing major with proven success in advertising, sales and branding, and a finance minor who's paid his way through college. I am independent, effective, efficient, kind, hard working, open minded, passionate team player, and a natural born, well practiced leader. Hiring me very well may be the best decision you ever make.
At age 14 I was a paper boy and a lifeguard, having to contribute $2000 a year towards the cost of my private education. At age 16 I managed a staff of 25 lifeguards at a local country club. At 17 I managed a $5000 budget and planned a weekend long retreat for local high school students. At age 18 I was pitching sales to groups of over 100 college students for my Mother's home business, Glitter Girlz Headbandz. At 19 I managed my fraternity's budget of $15,000. At 20, I designed a multichannel marketing strategy for The Forum, The largest nightclub in Illinois south of chicago. I utilized Facebook, Twitter, a subscription based text message club and designed and maintained their website, TheForumLive.com. Over the course of one semester attendance increased 40%, from 600 people on average a night to 1000.
At 21 with a group of 15 other students, I helped organize the first ever Dance Marathon at WIU. We shattered our goal of $12,000 raising $22,000 for local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. This year we plan to raise over $40,000. Going into my senior year of college I left the night club to take a managerial position and help a new owner grow his young bar, The Ritz where I am currently employed.
I am currently seeking a career in Marketing and business to business sales. I am also seeking a bartending position in the Nashville TN area. See more of my bartending work on my instagram, Instagram.com/Mikey.Ralph.
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