Kyle

Gibson

269.532.6118

kyle@kgibson.info

OBJECTIVE / ABOUT ME

As a full-time communications student, I am searching for a job which will allow me to procure a position in my chosen career field.   I am planning on graduating from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in communications.  With my degree, I would like to pursue a career in commercial marketing, such as graphic design, social media management, or video production.  

EXPERIENCE

Clerical Assistant, Southwest Michigan Building Authority

September 2017 - Present

In this position, I was responsible for scheduling appointments, filing, taking payment for permits, and interacting with clients both in-person and on the phone.  It allowed me to improve my communication skills, as well as my general organizational skills.

Shift Lead (PIC), Subway

January 2017 - September 2017

This position has instilled & enhanced my skills relating to customer service, money management, and team leadership.

Freelance Videographer

January 2013 - Present

As a Freelance Videographer, I have developed and sharpened my communication and client relation skills, as well as being punctual and adhering to deadlines.

Assistant Chair, A/V Department

January 2012 - Present

This is a church-nominated role, for which one must be voted in by the church body. This responsibilities of this position include scheduling other volunteers, training volunteers, ensuring that the services and other events run smoothly, along with marketing through various web outlets and traditional print and physical medias.

Audio Visual Technician,

Camp Au Sable

June 2015 - August 2016

This position at the Camp Au Sable summer camp provided me with numerous leadership opportunities along with a chance to demonstrate and further develop my technical skills relating to live sound reinforcement and video / stills production work. In this position, in addition to normal responsibilities, I identified, proposed, and obtained funding to implement an overhaul of the camp’s mobile audio reinforcement system.

Business Manager,

Paw Paw High School Yearbook

August 2012 - June 2015

In this position, I was responsible for tracking and managing payment for ad sales, as well as maintaining and developing client relationships. In addition to this role, I was responsible for the communications of the yearbook, both internally and publicly facing. This position gave me experience dealing with clients on a personal level, and taught me crisis management skills.

EDUCATION

Associate in Communications,

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

2016 - 2018

Post-completion of my schooling at KVCC, I will transfer to Western Michigan University to complete my bachelor’s degree in communications.

High School Diploma,

Paw Paw High School

2012 - 2016

Graduated with my High School Diploma in 2016.

OFFICE SKILLS

Proficient in all of the following:

Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • OSX
  • Various Linux Distributions
  • Familiar with Enterprise-level Networking and Information Systems.

Productivity Suites

  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Apps for Business
  • BS&A .NET Software Suite

Typing Speed

  • 65 WPM

Photo / Video Editing Programs

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Motion 5
  • Adobe Lightroom

Interpersonal Skills

  • Internal & Client-Facing Communications Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Time Management
  • General Record-Keeping and Management
  • Workplace Tidiness

AWARDS + CERTIFICATIONS

Teen Leadership Training Program (TLT)

The TLT program prepares young people to be leaders in their communities and to be upstanding citizens. I have completed all four years of this program with increasing levels of responsibility. As a part of this program, I had the opportunity to lead younger club members, develop and teach various classes, and implement communication methodologies.

First Aid / CPR / AED Certifications

Underwent training through the Red Cross.  Verification ID GR88AD.

Valid through January 2017.

REFERENCES

Buffy McCorey

Cell: 269-377-7911

Former manager at Subway.

LaBridgette Williams

Cell: 269-364-5225

Current manager at Subway.

Craig Harris

Cell: 616-834-2372

Director of the TLT leadership training program which I completed.

Brandy McCleese

Email: bmmcleese@ppps.org

Office: 269-325-8060

Former teacher at Paw Paw High School / Yearbook Advisor while I was the Yearbook Business Manager for PPHS.

Sara Schreuder

Email: sjschreuder@ppps.org

Office: 269-325-8060

Former teacher at Paw Paw High School / Yearbook Advisor while I was the Yearbook Business Manager for PPHS.