Melinda Long

Melinda Long


My name is Melinda and I will be graduating this May from James Madison University in the School of Media Arts and Design with a concentration in corporate communication and a minor in art. I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in London in the spring of 2010. I was able to experience the culture of British society outside of the classroom while also gaining invaluable knowledge in courses applied to my major. I am eager to apply the skills and knowledge gained while at JMU towards a professional career. Ideally I would like to be involved in the creative aspects of advertising such as copyright or art director.


PRSSA, Spring 2011 - Present, James Madison University

Alternative Spring Break, Spring 2009, James Madison University

Volunteer, York, SC

  • Participated at a non-profit agency for emotionally troubled children
  • Supported children in a basketball tournament
  • Completed tasks that were assigned, including painting a garden fence, assisting in the classroom, and various forms of yard work

Rugby, Fall 2008, James Madison University

  • Stayed committed to the team
  • Attended every practice and game when possible
  • Raised money through a fund raiser

University Program Board: Center Stage Committee (JMU), September 2007 – April 2008

  • Set up and disassembled stage sets
  • Managed seating arrangements

Habitat for Humanity, Spring 2008


Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - May 2011

Gallery Intern

artWorks Gallery
  • Assisted artists in mounting and displaying art work in gallery
  • Attended all show openings
  • Distributed press releases to a variety of media outlets
May 2009 - Jan 2011


Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Encouraged customers to sign up for a Dick’s rewards card
  • Sold many warranties by explaining their benefits
  • Kept the front of the store clean and organized
  • Handled large amounts of money
Sep 2009 - Nov 2010

Graphic Designer

Gardy Loo
  • Voted on and selected the final entries for the magazine
  • Formatted the layout of content and images
  • Designed various items to comply with the designated theme
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Student Ambassador

Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
  • Helped passengers navigate through the airport
  • Provided customer service to anyone in need
  • Directed passengers to the new AeroTrain system
May 2008 - Jan 2009


PJ Skidoos
  • Waited on three to eight tables at one time
  • Prepared and cleaned kitchen and restaurant
  • Maintained calm demeanor under pressure in a hectic environment
  • Collaborated with co-workers to get tasks completed efficiently



Chantilly High School

National Honor Society, September 2005 - June 2007

Aug 2007 - May 2011


James Madison University

Concentration: Corporate Communication

Minor: Art

Cumulative GPA: 3.1



Adobe Create Suite

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign CS5 on Mac platform

Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

Able to use Word and PowerPoint to create documents and presentations.