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Summary

I am in my third and final year at the University of Oregon.  I have been involved in journalism since middle school and decided as a high school sophomore I would graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. I am driven by my passion for all things journalistic--writing, information, people. I will do whatever it takes to create a successful career in journalism. I work full-time to pay for my education while still making time to volunteer and intern. And I will continue to work hard beyond graduation.

Work experience

2005Present

Newsletter writer and editor

Habitat for Humanity

I have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for six years in almost all aspects from fund-raising and home building to project management and public relations work. 

Jun 2010Present

Intern Reporter

Statesman Journal

In my academic internship at the Statesman Journal, I am a reporter. I report on community events and local news for Salem and the surrounding areas. Being a reporter is one of the most fun, rewarding jobs. Through this internship, I also plan on gaining experience in copy editing and multimedia.

Oct 2009Jun 2010

Account Executive

Allen Hall Public Relations

Working as an account executive for Allen Hall Public Relations has been an amazing experience. I applied for this position with the intention of expanding my knowledge in other fields of journalism. Journalism is what I am passionate about and I want to be experienced and knowledgeable in all fields. Not only have I learned a great amount about how public relations works, but also expanded my knowledge of the professional world, technology, and team settings.

Dec 2008Aug 2009

Independent Contractor

Southwestern Company

This intense, challenging internship provided experience in marketing and communications, business, and sales. I worked more than seventy hours a week in extremely diverse communities throughout the Midwest as a an independent dealer of Southwestern education products. I learned about communities, education systems, and families. I also learned a great deal about myself and people.

20062008

Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor

High School Newspaper and Yearbook

As the Editor-in-Chief of Yearbook, I acquired leadership skills and business management. I trained a team of 15 students on Adobe software, design, writing, and interview skills. I often conducted photo shoots and interviews as well as designed and laid out pages.

As the feature editor of the high school newspaper, the Foxes' Howl, I supervised the feature staff, wrote numerous articles per issue, and edited and laid out each section.

Education

Sep 2008Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon

References

Saramaya Weissman

Carol Errazki

Scott Maier

Michelle Maxwell

Portfolio Pieces

Skills

Grammar and Proofreading
Very knowledgeable of Associated Press style, constantly proofreading personal work as well as classmates' and colleagues' work.
Computer/Software skills
Proficient with both Mac and PC computers and programs. Familiar with Adobe programs including Photoshop, Pagemaker, and InDesign.
Social media
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Journalistic writing