PRep Work

Contact: mikinziestuart@gmail.com           (989) 780-2667

Skills Writing and Communication | Extensive experience writing news articles, feature stories and technical documents, and copyediting. Experience writing strategic public relations plan, grant proposals, business reports and memorandums and advertising copy.

Creative and Strategic ThinkingWork experience and core curriculum puts emphasis on audience, purpose and style of documents. Strategic choice of wording, format, and source of information aids in the completion process. Ability to take technical and fact-based materials and make it catchy and interesting.

Social Media and Software | Mac and PC compatible. Experience with InDesign and the Microsoft Office suite. Able to navigate my way and effectively use most social media websites. Able to use both both Blogspot and WordPress.

Education Ferris State University; Big Rapids, Michigan (2005–Present)

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Technical and Professional Communication (May 2010)

Associate in Applied Science, Legal Studies (May 2008)Minor in Business, Integrated Marketing Techniques (May 2009)

Certificate in Business, Public Relations (May 2010)

Certificate in Business, Advertising (May 2009)

Activities
  • Ferris State University Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field, Captain (2005−2009)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America, Special Events Committee (2009- Present)
Awards
  • All-American, Division II Indoor Track (2006,2009), Division II Outdoor Track (2009)
  • Bulldog Leadership Award, Cross Country (2008)
  • “Bulldog of the Year” Award, Ferris State Athletics (2009)
  • Jerry Jordain Award for Excellence in Written Communication (2008, 2009)
Relevant Work History & Projects Ferris State University Marketing and Communications; News Services and Media Relations (2008- Present) Assistant PR/ News Services Writer and Marketing Assistant.

Noteworthy work: Articles published in The Pioneer Press, Points of Pride newsletter, and on Ferris News Services website; faculty profiles for Humanities Department; handled all media writing for Festival of Arts 2009; Donor of the Month; promotion for Ferris’ 125th Anniversary; e-kit on Ferris and 125th Anniversary for AASCU.

Technical & Professional Communication and Journalism programs at Ferris State University

(2008 – Present) Special Events and Communications.

Noteworthy work: Program spotlight video, first program picnic, created and coordinates TPC “afterWORDS” monthly mixers, handles all social media activities.

Other relevant Projects:

  • Branding hand guide, “Naming your Business”
  • Strategic Public Relations Plans, Ferris State Track & Field Program
  • Professional ‘blog project, “The PRepguide” http://www.theprepguide.wordpress.com
  • TPC Program Newsletter: project manager, writer editor.
  • Aiding in the productions of the Ferris Foundation Benefit
  • Business Communication Recommendation Report, Ferris Track & Field Program
  • Grant Proposal, Artworks, a non-profit organization in Big Rapids, Mich.
  • Advertising Campaigns, Saucony Running Shoes, Bodum Drinkware

References and portfolio available upon request

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