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Caroline Szwed

https://carolineszwed.wordpress.com

Summary

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. 

Education

M.A. in Journalism (TV Broadcast)

West Virginia University
Sep 2013Dec 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 2009May 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

Color Commentator

ROOT Sports Pittsburgh/ WV Illustrated
Jan 2014Jan 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 2015Dec 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 2015Jan 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 2012Nov 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
20102011

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

Skills

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 https://carolineszwed.wordpress.com; 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
WRITTEN SKILLS
  • 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.