Resume

Brandon Keith Buchanan

   13836 Willesden Circle.● Fishers, IN 46037●t: (317) 363-4598● e: bkbuchanan22@gmail.co

Research-focused college graduate looking to obtain a position that will utilize strong interpersonal, clerical, and administrative skills.

Education

       University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 2011, GPA: 3.41/4.0

University of Notre Dame Study Abroad: London Program

GPA: 3.73

Honors   

                  Student Leadership Award Recipient, 2011

Mel Bautista Service and Leadership Award, 2011

Doan Scholar, 2009

Research  

       Social Cognition Lab (January 2009-June 2009, January 2010-May 2010)

  • Researched sexism and racial identity through survey, online, and quantitative methods.
  • Involved in measurement recalibration and accuracy measurement.
  • Coded data obtained from Qualtrics, paper surveys, and various psychological measures.
  • Conducted data collection off-site in a community setting.
                    EXPERIENCE

Intern     

Center for the Homeless (September 2007-October 2008)

  • Worked in individual and large group settings.
  • Multitasked: Guest care, telephone and messaging, and medicine distribution.
  • Maintained community relations and organized donations.   

International Summer Service Learning Program (Summer 2010)

  • Advocated within the Disability Legislation Unit of Vidya Sagar, an Indian NGO.
  • Acted as a teacher’s assistant in a class for non-verbal students.

No Parent Left Behind (September 2010-May 2011)

  • Pursued extra research training in qualitative research
  • Conducted community research with children in a school environment.
      LEADERSHIP

Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning Students (Spring 2009-Spring 2011)

Member

  • Conducted freshman campus orientation on LGBT campus culture.
  • Organized itinerary for a LGBT Coffeehouse and poetry exhibition.
  • Engaged staff, faculty, and resident assistants on topics concerning LGBT issues

AllianceND (Fall 2010-Spring 2011)

President

  • Led 40-person officially unofficial gay-straight alliance group in its efforts to achieve official club recognition at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Initiated fundraising campaign for group, raising over $600.00, utilizing social media
  • Coordinated community involvement with the local LGBT resource center.
                       SKILLS                

Language ∙Intermediate Spanish

Computer ∙ Word • Excel • Publisher • PowerPoint • PsychINFO • Qualtrics • SPSS statistical package

InterestsRock climbing • Tae Kwon Do • Gardening • Ballet • Sociology of Social Stratification