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Personal Branding+Sarah Miller, M.A.Nonprofit Professional

Standard resumeWhats lost about me in those mediumsVisual resume what it conveys, how to read itCurrent business cardQR code videoSome jokes about standing outFree resources to use1

My name is Sarah Miller.

Knowing how the slides are working so theyre just happening behind meTiming them?Talking more about me: from Baltimore, moved to Pgh for CMU, writer, designerWanting to work in development, nonprofits2

Whats my brand?WriterEditorInformation DesignerNonprofit Professional25 June 2014Personal Branding+3

Im a Public Ally.

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So I became a Public Ally

More about me, my goals How do I identify myself? What kind of job am I looking for?I talk a lot about design and writing.Picking a brand for the presentation even if its not my thing.Use that to make the rest of the presentation applicable4

...serving with a bunch of other Allies.

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Thats me.

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This is also Sarah Miller.

This is also Sarah Miller.

Why is a brand important?Pittsburgh is a small town.Young professionals have a lot of expectations placed on them.Nonprofits want to know how you fit in with their goals, work, and culture.We can all recall at least one bad rsum, cover letter, or business card.25 June 2014Personal Branding+9

How do I make myself stand out?I can create an online portfolio.I can link together all of my professional online profiles / social media presence.I can get the look of a tech-savvy communications and outreach specialist25 June 2014Personal Branding+10

Dont just stand out be outstanding!10

Published in The Journal of College Counseling (2013)First-generation college studentWent to a performing arts high school in Baltimore, MDFun FactsGrants2014 Love Your Block Grant from the City of Pittsburgh Mayors Office, Awarded to YMCA of Homewood-Brushton & Public Allies Pittsburgh, $20002014 Spark Event Funding from the Sprout Fund, Awarded to the Ready Freddy: Pathways to Kindergarten Success Project of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development, $10002012 McDaniel College Conference Funding Grant, $1002012, 2009 McDaniel College Research & Creativity Grants, Psychology Department, $100 eachSkill LevelBeginnerIntermediateAdvancedExpert

TutoringVisual Design & RhetoricWriting & EditingLayoutInfo DesignGoogle Apps, AdWords, AnalyticsWord, Excel, PowerPointProject ManagementVideo EditingCMS ManagementStatistics & Quantitative ResearchOrganizationSarah Miller, M.A.Nonprofit ProfessionalSkillsEducationMaster of Arts in RhetoricCarnegie Mellon University, 2013

Bachelor of Arts in English, Psychology Minors in Writing & Womens StudiesMcDaniel College, 2012Cum Laude & College ScholarAttendance Coordinator & Public AllyReady Freddy, University of PittsburghOffice of Child Development & Public Allies PittsburghSept 2013 (current)Writing TutorGlobal Communication Center, Carnegie Mellon UniversityAug 2012 May 2013Teaching AssistantJulia Deems, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon UniversityJan - Mar 2013Teaching AssistantDr. David Kaufer, English Department, Carnegie Mellon UniversityAug - Dec 2012Graduate AssistantMedia Technology Services, Carnegie Mellon UniversityAug - Dec 2012InternCenter for Community Outreach and Service (CCOS), McDaniel CollegeJan - May 2012Content & Social Media InternTheCelebrityCafe.comMay - Sept 2011Academic TutorStudent Academic Support Services, McDaniel College2011 2012


Skill UsedTeachingInterpersonalWritingTechnology

Connect this to how I want to do development workThink about this as being applicable to a specific position why I listed the skills that I do, etc.11

Sarah loves business cards.25 June 2014Personal Branding+12

Choosing just one to highlight all are readableJust explain that you can have more than 1 card each for a different purposeHelps to cut back on time!12

And people love to look at the back of them!?

Traditional card backs include...Logo or sloganAdditional contact infoThank-youRoom for taking notesAppointment cardCalendar

What if you can make your business card work more for you?Photo preview of your portfolioCompostable cardUnusual shapes and materialsQR codes

Whats a QR code?

An easy way to create interactive smart-phone content!25 June 2014Personal Branding+16

So you scan the QR...

...and go to your brand!

Here are some free resources!Visual

Design IdeasVistaPrintMOO.comVisual.lyMashablePinterestTwitter25 June 2014Personal Branding+19

Be sure to talk about Prezime19

Dont forget to check out my website!

Say that I have the resources listedUsed site as networking, recruitment for participationOpportunity to contact me about branding work, special discounts for mentioning the conference, etc.20