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Aaron Brandt

Hello! My name is Aaron Brandt and I am a recent GVSU grad looking for employment in the Marketing and Advertising industry.

My name is Aaron Brandt and I am an enthusiastic recent graduate of Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations. I have a passion for the communication field, and a desire to utilize my skills at a professional level. Feel free to email me at

Aaron Brandt's Background

Aaron Brandt's Experience

Operations Assistant at Grand Valley State University

August 2010 - May 2012

-Managed over 750 season ticket holders' accounts in 2011 and 2012. -Compiled and operated database of organizations for group ticket sales. -Completed attendance reports for each GVSU sporting event to be sent to the NCAA. -Organized game day operations such as student ticket sales, security and player complimentary ticket list set-up. -Handled media credentials and pass lists for all sporting events -Supervised a staff of 10 during the 2011-12 school year. -Operated ticket donations system; worked with over 60 organizations that required tickets. -Communicated with coaches, GVSU staff and administration concerning ticketing matters. -Utilized office hours to sell tickets and answer customers’ questions. -Helped transition athletic ticket program from Star Tickets software to Extreme Tix in 2011 - Sold tickets to GVSU sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, track and soccer.

Experience Facilitator at John Ball Zoological Garden

March 2011 - August 2011

Operating various experiences at the John Ball Zoo, including Sky Trail ropes course, zip line, camel rides, swan boats stingray lagoon and budgie cage. Tasks include harnessing participants, operating course and equipment, explaining rules, handling cash and daily safety inspections.

Sales/Delivery at Viscount Pools

May 2005 - September 2010

Worked on the floor selling products such as pool chemicals, parts and accessories as well as billiards and bar room accessories. Also made deliveries of pools, pool tables and bar furniture to customers' homes. Moved pool tables, which included taking down, relocating and setting up the pool table in complete form. Gained experience using cash register, assembling pools and billiard equipment and solving chemical problems in pools.

Maintenance at St. Peter Lutheran Church

April 2009 - August 2010

Cleaning the church and school as well as preparing it for the next year. Summer job to pay for school.

Sports Writer at GVSU Lanthorn

March 2009 - April 2010

-Covered men’s and women’s sports such as tennis, golf, softball, cross country, track and field, basketball, rowing, intramural sports and editorials. -Wrote, edited and published two articles per week, working under deadline. -Also updated a weekly sports blog on a wide range of GVSU and other sports topics. -Communicated with coaches, athletes and administrators as primary contacts for information and quotes and updated a weekly sports blog on a wide range of GVSU and other sports topics. -Conducted live, phone and email interviews. -Worked with news staff to generate news and feature concepts for the sports page.

Maintenance at Lutheran High School North

May 2008 - August 2008

Performing end of year work on high school. Tasks included painting, installing overhead lights, laying sod, replacing ceiling tiles and repairing the school roof.

Publishing Coordinator at Entertainment Promotions

May 2012

-Coordinate book editions through all stages of publishing, including proofs, releases to vendor, bluelines and prototypes. -Uphold accuracy and meet deadlines. -Communicate with other departments and peers to ensure deadlines are met and material is accurate.

Aaron Brandt's Education

Grand Valley State University

2008 – 2012

Advertising and Public Relations

Lutheran High School North

2000 – 2012

Aaron Brandt's Interests & Activities

Advertising, social media, sports, running, reading and pizza

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