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MICHAEL K.

TORTORA
360 Mill Plain Road | Fairfield, CT 06824 | (203) 767-8963

michaelktortora@gmail.com | linkedin.com/in/michaelktortora | michaeltortora.com


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EDUCATION
Humboldt State University
B.A. Communication | GPA 3.87 | Presidential Scholar

August 2013-May 2015


Arcata, CA

SKILLS

Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, Hootsuite, Digital Marketing, SEO, Sales, Customer Service,
Speech Writing/Delivery, Research/IRB Certified, Editing, Data Entry, Visual Merchandising

WORK EXPERIENCE
Mirthinabox.com
Digital Marketing Intern

December 2013-February 2014


Fairfield, CT

Assisted with email marketing by creating/updating email campaigns using Constant Contact software.
Designed print ads to be distributed at holiday open house featuring up to date promotional codes.
Updated Google search terms on over 800 products while gaining exposure to SEO fundamentals.
Transformed product warehouse into retail store to prepare for influx of local customer base.
Assisted in preparing a speech for a Business Network International (BNI) event.
Processed and shipped all orders in a timely manner.

Cupcakes Squared
Culinary Team Assistant

January 2011-May 2013


San Diego, CA

Purchased the freshest available produce and facilitated head baker by keeping all ingredients stocked.
Ensured all dishes and kitchen equipment were sanitized, organized and available as needed.
Assisted head baker with creating unique new flavor combinations while overseeing quality control.
Assisted clients by transporting baked goods and display sets safely into their vehicles.

Driving School of Fairfield


General Assistant

January 2006-February 2010


Fairfield, CT

Persuaded prospective clients on the benefits of utilizing our services, with sales averaging $4,000/day.
Scheduled students for on the road driving lessons, permit exams, license exams and vision tests.
Maintained classroom instruction records for over 500 students.
Created mailing lists and print ads to be mailed out to high school freshman in surrounding areas.
Demonstrated ability to multitask by concurrently processing payments, answering phones and printing
documents necessary for daily operations.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
HSU- Center for International Programs
Conversation Partners Volunteer

Learned about new cultures through conversing with International English Language Institute (IELI)
students while helping them with successfully acquiring conversational English and local knowledge.

San Diego Film Festival


Red Carpet Coordinator

August-December 2014
Arcata, CA

September 2012
San Diego, CA

Acted as a liaison to red carpet press by checking them in and guiding them to their appropriate theaters.
Provided refreshments and distributed and collected score cards while tracking overall attendance.

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References Furnished Upon Request