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Basil Merk

Int. Management &

Psychology Student

Blogwriter for the 18er company

Startup Weekend Organizer

UIF Candidate

Public speaker

Menlo College

Atherton, California

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With a passion for business, psychology, and public speaking, I am developing the skillset that prepares me for the career as a business coach. My goal to fully establish, change and extend education globally is what drives and motivates me to start new initiatives and support innovative projects. The thrive to make a change in the life of others by changing the small decisions we make inspired me to establish movements like the #28daychallenge.

Experience & Education


Schwarz Werbung e.K

Jun. 2020 - Present

Sales Manager

Leading, training, motivating, and advising a team of sales representatives.

Responsible for the communication with customers and the overall profit of the team.

Menlo College

Aug. 2019 - Present

Brand Ambassador

Give campus tours to potential students and groups sharing my personal story.

Working on student applications using Salesforce.

Organize and host events for potential students.

Jun. 2019 - Aug. 2019

Promoter on behalf of the Red Cross

Practiced communication skills by going door-to-door promoting Red Cross memberships.

Convinced more than 300 people to become monthly donating members of the German Red Cross.


Apr. 2020 - present

Online Marketing Internship 

Researching Online Marketing strategies and transform into content for political parties.

Translating Online Marketing Strategies and concepts.

Preparing coaching sessions and webinars.


Dec. 2017 - Jun. 2019


Developed strong work ethic by working late and quickly while managing stress.

Gained leadership skills by coordinating the team and being in charge of the bar.

Feb. 2019 - Feb. 2019



Learned how to take the initiative by going up to strangers and convincing them to sign for a political party in order to participate in an election

Improved written communication skills by contacting political party leaders


Menlo College

   Atherton, California

Aug. 2019 - Present

Int. Management & Psychology

3.89 GPA

Freshman Class President

Dean's List in all terms

Faust Gymnasium

   Staufen, Germany

Sep. 2009 - Jul. 2018

University entrance qualification

Study abroad for one year in Lewis County High School

in Hohenwald, Tennessee


What I am passionate about


Hosting the online blog

The 18th birthday guide

The 18th Birthday Guide is a German blog that has more than 4000 users a month 


Honors and Awards

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Richard O.Brien Award 

Awarded to two students of a class who best exemplify the true spirit of the Menlo College campus through all-around excellence.

O’Brien award recipients have outstanding academic performance, are classroom leaders, and are recognized as active contributors to the campus learning community.



1st Place at Techstars Startup Competition

Created a startup from scratch in 54 hours and delivered a final pitch to a panel of judges and investors.

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