Rawls Business Leadership Program
Hometown: Carrollton, TX
About MichaelMichael is a first year student at the Rawls College of Business from Carrollton, TX. In Carrollton Michael attended Newman Smith High School where he was part of the International Business Academy, an exclusive program that caters to students with an interest in business, curriculum includes Business Fundamentals, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Global Business, and Business Law. Michael was very involved with the International Business Academy serving four years on the Student Board of Directors, a coveted title which involves planning events for the Academy, organizing community service opportunities, raising funds, or gaining publicity through email newsletters and social media. Through high school, Michael was involved in DECA, an association of marketing students. DECA organizes competitions at the district, state, and international levels which allows students to compete with students on a global scale, Michael has had the honor of competing at the 2014 ICDC, the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Michael has successfully completed two internships. One as a Social Media Intern at Social Media Delivered, a Dallas based company which offers social media management, strategic planning, consulting, and training services. Michael has also served as a Customer Experience Intern at Essilor, a French based company which provides optical lenses to eyecare professionals and consumers from all reaches of the globe. Michael completed his internship at Social Media Delivered in 9 months (September 2014 to June 2015), and finished at Essilor in 2 months (June 2014 to August 2014) in November 2014, Michael went back to work at Essilor and has been there since. Michael also works as a freelance photographer for hire, he has been doing this since Spring 2014.
Michael is very eager to get involved at Texas Tech and is looking for every opportunity to grow as a leader, get involved with management opportunities, and opportunities to network and meet new people.
Michael holds The Social Media Business Equation certification, is proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. In addition to the Microsoft Office suite of tools, Michael has experience streamlining daily corporate operations by using collaborative Google Drive tools, this includes Sheets, Docs, Slides, and Forms. Michael has volunteer experience in political campaigns, School Board and City Council. Michael has experience with online marketing platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Constant Contact.
When not studying or working, Michael enjoys exploring new places, being outdoors, hiking, or catching up on the latest movies.
See What People Say About Michael...Lauren Peek, former Social Media and Project Specialist at Social Media Delivered:
"Michael was an excellent intern. He was highly organized and very professional. He displayed exceptional time management skills and was self directed while working on projects. I wish I could have more interns like Michael. I wish him the best in all his future endeavors and highly recommend him as he would make a valuable asset to any team."
Hunter McNally, Newman Smith High School, International Business Academy Alumni:
"I have had the tremendous pleasure of working with Michael in my four years at Newman Smith, and through dual credit at Brookhaven College. He is a very high-level learner, and posses the skill set to balance a demanding job, and course-load. Michael is always a team player, and is always looking towards the future."