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James M. Minardi Cell: 1.630.430.

1760 Eagle Scout
Profile: I am a senior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Political Science, minoring in International Studies and have completed several business courses. I am anxious to earn employment that will give me a set of practical experiences that will compliment my studies at Loyola. I enjoy working with people and using the latest technologies. I am skilled with PC//Mac software, well read in business, government, and technology, up-todate on the latest news, have a strong work ethic, and am very eager to take on new assignments that will test me. Former astronaut Jim Lovell, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, President Gerald Ford, and myself do have one thing in common; we are all Eagle Scouts. EDUCATION: Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL (Expected May 2012) B.A. in Political Science Minor in International Studies MAJOR GPA: 3.7/4.0 John Felice Rome Center Rome, Italy General Studies Study Abroad Program GPA: 3.43/4.0 Montini Catholic High School Lombard, IL Active in Drama (junior and senior year) Choir (active all 4 years) GPA: 3.33/4.0 HONORS, AWARDS, AND ATTRIBUTES:
Pi Sigma Alpha, Dean’s List, Forza Roma Scholarship Recipient, John Felice Rome Center Study Abroad Program (Fall 2011), Eagle Scout, Model United Nations Team


(Spring 2010 & 2012), Alternative Break Immersion Volunteer, Chicago Catholic

Heritage Award, People to People Student Ambassador to England and France (summer of 2006), Lead in Senior year fall play, Honor Roll (all four years of high school), High Honors (junior and senior year of high school), Parvuli Dei Religious Award, Proven Leader, Technologically Savvy, Great Organizational and Research Skills, Outgoing, Caring, Honest, Hard worker, Determined, Goal Oriented, Strong passion for business, Proficient in MS Office - Excellent typist: 77 WPM

WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE: Americans Elect Chicago, IL GREAT LAKES REGIONAL CAMPUS DIRECTOR December 2011 – Present • Manage AE’s campaign in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan • Coordinate and unify college campuses in these respective states • Direct Campus Leaders on how to better engage and appeal to students The Social Batch Chicago, IL SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN November 2011 - Present Analyze marketing and media campaigns for various companies • Help companies better engage customers • Use Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace English Language School Rome, Italy TUTOR September 2011 – November 2011 • Teach Italians how to speak and understand English • Develop understanding of both cultures • Increase my knowledge of the Italian language Americans Elect Chicago, IL CAMPUS LEADER September 2011 – Present • Promote AE through Social Media/Marketing campaigns • Organize students to rally support behind AE • Expand AE’s reach, message, and beliefs • Help nominate a third-party candidate for the 2012 Election

2 Rome, Italy BRAND AMBASSADOR August 2011 – October 2011 • Help promote • Engage customers using extensive marketing • Use Facebook, twitter, and other social media Americans for Informed Democracy Chicago, IL ISSUE ANALYST, SEX AND JUSTICE CAMPAIGN July 2011 – December 2011 • Promote democratic ideals • Cover relevant issues • Raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and other diseases Americans for Informed Democracy Chicago, IL COMMUNICATIONS GURU, BE2021 CAMPAIGN June 2011 – Present • Promote democratic ideals • Assist Be2021 Campaign • Help promote and organize 9/11 anniversary remembrance • Help look forward to the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Robert Morris University Philadelphia, PA ASSISTANT TO LISA GILL (CNP), DOCTORAL CANDIDATE June 2011 – July 2011 • Assist in research for capstone project • Assist in project set up • Fact-check and read project materials Marketing and Promotions Office, City of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA ASSISTANT TO MARKETING MANAGER June 2011 – July 2011 • Set up concerts • Update Facebook and Twitter with event info • Maintain integrity of the park • Perform other administrative tasks Darien Patch Online News Darien, IL “LOCAL VOICES” BLOGGER May 2011 – Present


• Write articles on various topics • Research important stories affect the country/world • Add a different perspective to events that have occurred Chicago, IL ON-CAMPUS REP February 2011 – June 2011 • Promote services offered by • Help promote partner companies • Assist students with setting up accounts • Answer questions regarding Heartland Café Chicago, IL SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN February 2011 – Present • Manage the café’s Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and Yelp! Accounts • Keep customers, employees, and fans up-to-date on the Heartland • Report customer feedback to the management and staff Loyola University Chicago Salem, WV ALTERNATIVE BREAK IMMERSION PROGRAM Spring Break 2011 • Rebuild homes for underprivileged people • Cook meals and buy food for the hungry • Assist in community rehabilitation Office of the Cook County Clerk Chicago, IL ELECTIONS EQUIPMENT MANAGER October 2010 – Present • Setup voting equipment before polls open • Ensure equipment runs correctly and securely throughout the day • Answer Voters’ questions about proper use City of Darien Darien, IL MAINTENANCE CREW/ DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS May 2009 – August 2009 • Remove trees and shrubs and chip them • Repair potholes; asphalt driveway “aprons” • Perform other “manual labor” to help maintain Darien’s integrity Blackwell Consulting Services Chicago, IL SALES/MARKETING DIVISION INTERN March 2008 – August 2008


• Assist with researching contract leads in public sector • Help consultants with any clerical work • Call potential clients and tell them the services Blackwell offers Boy Scouts of America Darien, IL BOY SCOUT/EAGLE SCOUT October 2000 – February 2008 • Helped around the community; serving meals to homeless • Restored dilapidated buildings; planting trees and flowers • Planned, developed, and executed extensive service project