Michael Paul Makin

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Communications Resume


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3400 Milwaukee Street                                                                                                      814-421-4182

Pittsburgh, PA 15219                                                                                                mpm5135@gmail.com


The Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, December 2010

Bachelor of Arts, Integrative Arts, December 2010

GPA:  3.59       Dean’s List:  five out of seven semesters


  • Acted as videographer, producer, and editor for an advertising campaign for the United Way of Blair County.
  • Directed five news broadcasts for LiveWire and gained experience in television master control and studio.
  • Participated in an independent study to develop techniques in production, pre and post production, and film history as well as created four films.
  • Wrote, produced, directed, and edited three short films.


Prindle Memorial Scholarship                                                              LiveWire Film/Video Editor

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges       LiveWire Art/Poetry Editor

Event Coordinator, Lambda Pi Eta                                                       LiveWire Assistant Managing Editor

Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society                                             


Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Photo Shop, Toast, Motion, LiveType, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Pascale Communications                                                                     May 2010 – August 2010

·         Researched information for new company clients and updated information for current clients.


Aveda, Pittsburgh, PA 

Assistant Manager March 2010- Present 

  •  Manage the operations of the store as well as employees. Provide excellent customer service and plan and initiate monthly business driving events

Ulta, Altoona, PA

Sales Associate                                                                                   September 2009 – February 2010 

  • Provide quality customer service, sell products, and organize new products on the sales floor.

 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Assistant to the Director of Special Events                                                         May 2010 –January 2010

  • Plan and execute numerous events including weddings, art openings, political fundraisers, and performances.

Carnegie Museums, Pittsburgh, PA

Special Events Associate                                                                                      May2010 – August 2010

  • Executed special events including birthday parties, proms, and wedding receptions.

 Chili’s, Altoona, PA

Host, Server                                                                                                     February 2009 – May 2009

  • Coordinated guest seating for ten servers and utilized effective multi-tasking skills in a fast-paced work environment.

 Cresson Lake Playhouse, Ebensburg, PA

Box Office Manager, Ticket Controller                                                                 May 2008 – August 2008

  • Coordinated ticket reservations and organized audience seating for up to 200 people.

 Bertolino Dance Company, Ebensburg, PA

Instructor, Choreographer                                                                            September 2005 – June 2008

  • Taught ballet techniques to clients ages 14-18 and choreographed four dance pieces per year.




Dr. Mary Lou Nemanic

Associate Professor of Communicatoins

Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park

Altoona, PA 16601



Dr. Robert Trumpbour

Associate Professor of Communications

Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park

Altoona, PA 16601



Dr. Kevin Moist

Associate Professor of Communications

Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park

Altoona, PA 16601



Mr. Brian Shoenfelt

Film and Video Instructor

Penn State Altoona

3000 Ivyside Park

Altoona, PA 16601

814-949-5300 ext. 6382


 Joy Sato

Director of Special Events

6300 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15232-2922



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