My name is Thalmus Thomas and I'm a recent Radford University graduate. While attending Radford I decided to dive into the world of communications and to pursue a journalism degree. With this degree I hope to obtain employment/internship with an organiztion that will assist me in my quest to become a journalist.

I decided to do journalism because of how it impacts the world. We virtually come in contact with some form of news everyday whether it be checking the weather, looking at our email, or watching tv. We live in the age of information and news keeps us up to date on what's going on around us.


  • Writing
  • Producing Video
  • Reporting
  • Sports
  • Computers



Work History

Work History

Freelance Reporter

Loudoun Times-Mirror

Covering various sporting events throughout Loudoun

Interview players/coaches

Marketing and Communications Volunteer

American Red Cross

Duties include:

Writing articles and press releases

Interviewing past/present employees

Assisting with prepartion of various events (Oscar Night Amerca, PiP 2011)

Jun 2006 - Aug 2010

Summer Intern

Arlington County Government

For every summer starting from June 2006 - August 2010, I would intern at the Department of Technology Services branch of Arlington County Government:

  • Answered phone calls on help desk
  • Used service desk to generate tickets to assist users who experience problems
  • Installed Cisco phones
  • Imaged/reimaged computers
  • Assisted with moving employees from one building to another
  • Performed quality assurance
  • Replaced computer hard drives
  • Installed various software: MS Office 2003
  • Installed Adobe
  • Visited various county sites to work on problems with computers that could not be done by remote control
  • Installed telephones for new VOIP system
  • Participated in the county pc replacement program and installed all applications on the new machines
  • Installed MS XP on laptops
  • Set up UPass accounts for users to be able to reset their own network passwords
  • Downloaded data into the system for Asset Tag Renewal Program
  • Installed Symantec antivirus
  • Cleaned and replaced motherboards
  • Participated in the County PC replacement program
  • Assisted Techs with their tickets
  • Used Microsoft Visio to come up with a diagram for Arlington County Board Room
  • Developed guidelines for using equipment in various Conference rooms
Sep 2008 - May 2010


The Tartan

Every now and then I would write articles for Radford University's school newspaper. I did sports stories, press releases about certain events coming, and covered some speeches.

Jun 2008 - Jul 2009

Information Technology Volunteer

American Red Cross

During the summertime of 2008 and 2009 for a month, I worked in the Information Technology Department at the Red Cross. Tasks that I completed:

  • Imaged/Reimaged Computers
  • Swapped Memory Sticks
  • Changed Motherboards
  • Installed Digital Camera Software for Employees

Writing Samples and other Works



Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Visio, Excel)