Caroline Szwed

Caroline Szwed

  • Toronto, ON


Career-focused and motivated recent Journalism / TV Broadcast graduate seeking an opportunity to develop and showcase her skills in a media environment. Proven abilities on camera, filming short videos, constructing beat reports, collaborating with others and editing video. Athletic background as a former player for the Canadian National Soccer team and Division 1 Nationally Ranked West Virginia Women’s Soccer team. With an exceptional knowledge of sports, this lead to an opportunity as an on-camera presence for nationally televised games with ROOT Sports Pittsburgh. Capable managing multiple projects with a demanding schedule while meeting deadlines and producing quality work. 



M.A. in Journalism (TV Broadcast)

West Virginia University
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
  • Member of the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Athletic Honor Roll as a student-athlete
  • 3.78 GPA with Cum Laude honors
  • Earned student-athlete First Team BIG 12 Academic honors 

B.A. in English/Minor in Public Relations

West Virginia University
Sep 2009 - May 2012
  • Member of the President’s List, Dean’s List, and Athletic Honor Roll as a student-athlete 
  • 3.64 GPA with Cum Laude honors
  • Completed four semesters with a 4.0 GPA


Work experience

Work experience

Color Commentator

ROOT Sports Pittsburgh/ WV Illustrated
Jan 2014 - Jan 2015

 I was selected to be an on-camera presence ( introducing both teams and highlighting key players) for two nationally televised West Virginia Women’s Soccer games on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh. In addition, I was the colour commentator for the duration of both these games.

WVU Soccer Colour Commentator

West Virginia university
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

Provided colour commentary of both Men's and Women's Soccer at West Virginia University. I was also in charge of post game interviews with selected athletes. In addition, I was selected to be an on-camera presence for nationally televised games on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh. 

Project Management Assistant

MVB Bank
Mar 2015 - Jan 2016

Appointed Project Management lead to open a full-service branch in Reston, VA. I communicated with many areas of the bank and worked as a team player to complete the project. As a result of being able to work as a cohesive unit, I was able to execute tasks, stay organized, detailed and efficient within a short time frame. Performed daily duties through Microsoft Office platforms as well as constructing schedules/ideas through conference calls. 

Tutor Supervisor/ Tutor 

West Virginia university
Jun 2012 - Nov 2014

Tutor Supervisor in the WVU Athletic Department. I coordinated student-athlete tutor schedules as well as consulting with their academic advisors on a daily basis. Day-to-day tutoring occurred, as well.

Assistant Coach

West Virginia university
2010 - 2011

Assistant Coach at the WVU Women's Soccer camp. I provided instruction for soccer players that attended the camp and helped coach young athletes. 


TV BRoadcast skills
  • Strong interview skills, comfortable in front of the camera and a quick thinker
  • Professional and self-confident on-air (see my website; additional video available on request
  • Experience with FinalCut Pro and editing video
social media skills
  • Very knowledgeable and engaged with various platforms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Flickr, WordPress, Reddit) 
  • Comprehensive and timely analysis of sports events, news and entertainment 
  • Extremely conversant with connecting a story through various social media platforms 
  • Produced a blog during the 2014 Men's World Cup and had over 5,000 viewers engage in the content
  • Proficient journalistic and creative writing skills
  • Detailed attention to grammar, spelling and proper formats for specific audiences
  • Very comfortable reading, writing and communicating strategies
Communication Skills
  • Fluent in English and Polish
  • Very personable, professional and outgoing
  • Always willing to collaborate with others to pursue a common goal
  • Strong public speaking, communication and relationship building skills.

Awards & Achievements

  • Member of All-Big 12 Academic First Team: 2013
  • President’s list and Dean’s list: 2012
  • Athletic Honor Roll (3.0 and above): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Voted West Virginia Women's Soccer MVP (No. 8 in the country): 2011
  • Member of Canadian Women’s National Team: 2008
  • Nominated for Player of the Year in Canada: 2007, 2008
  • One of four featured characters in CBC's Girls of Summer Documentary: 2008
  • Attended the U17 World Cup in New Zealand with Team Canada: 2009
  • Have travelled to various different parts of the world for soccer: Germany, France, Trinidad and Tobago, New Zealand, Chile, Poland, Colombia, United States, and Canada.