Derek Swain

Derek Swain

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Huntington Beach Independent
Editorial Intern 

The Huntington Beach Independent is a Huntington Beach Community Newspapers published weekly serving the local Orange County area.Primary responsibility is coverage of local events within the city, writing stories and bylines, adding and  updating it with daily news, compiling headlines and edited wire copy to get the paper out.

May 2006 - Aug 2008

Courtesy Clerk

Brisltol Farms

I worked with the public in the front end of the market as a courtesy clerk.  I assisted the manger in stocking shelves, covering the incoming phone calls and assisting customers finding items.

Mar 2005 - Jun 2006

Mailing Datbase Designer

Newport Harbor Foundation

I learned to use various mailing list programs and became very familiar

with Microsoft Excel, as well as perfected my typing skills.


Aug 2007 - Present

Journalism Degree in progress

CSU, Chico is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and student-friendly campuses of the CSU system. The Romanesque brick buildings imbue the campus core with an old-world charm, and the lush campus grounds provide a tranquil backdrop on even the busiest of school days.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2007

High School Diploma

Newport Harbor High School

I attended Newport Harbor High School for 4 years and was on the track team.  I was a consecutive honor roll student 4 years running.


My competitive nature and passion for meeting challenges fuel both my academic studies and professional aspirations. I believe the intern position environment will allow me to thrive as a writer and fine tune my skills within the Corporate world.  The excellent reputation of your compnay will most definitely benefit me professionally.


I would like to obtain a position where  I can acquire knowledge and collective experience to assist in pursuing my future career goals while I complete my college education.