Hollywood Is My Hood

Famous People Are Just More Interesting

Resume July 8, 2009

EDUCATION

Quinnipiac University, School of Communications, B.A., Journalism
Major: Print Journalism, Minor: Legal Studies
Major GPA: 3.4 Overall GPA: 3.3; Dean’s List
Related Coursework: Introduction to Newswriting, Reporting for Print, Editing for Print, Magazine Writing, Reporting for the Web

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2009-May 2009: Seventeen Magazine, Entertainment Intern,  New York, NY
•    Transcribed interviews
•    Conducted research on celebrities for cover stories
•    Generated interview questions/sidebar ideas
•    Blogged on 17 Buzz

Aug. 2008-March 2009: The Quad News, Independent Online Newspaper, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Quinnipiac University
•    Managed A&E staff of 29 writers; oversaw stories
•    Worked under tight deadlines and assisted with copyediting
•    Attended weekly staff and e-board meetings

May-Aug. 2008: NBC | iVillage, Entertainment Intern, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
•    Generated content ideas; built content out
•    Found and sized photos
•    Updated ongoing content (Celebrity Splits/Weddings/Births)
•    Contributed to blogs (Movie Insider, Daily Blabber, TV Cocktail)

Nov. 2007 & Oct. 2006: mtvU, Student Journalist Representing The Chronicle, New York, NY
•    Covered Third and Fourth Annual mtvU Woodie Awards
•    Interviewed numerous bands/artists

Aug. 2007-May 2008: The Chronicle, Student Newspaper, Arts & Entertainment Co-Editor, Quinnipiac University
•    Managed A&E staff of 15 writers; oversaw stories
•    Assisted with layout and editing while working under tight deadlines
•    Attended weekly staff and e-board meetings
•    Interviewed bands
Staff Writer (Spring 2006-May 2008)
•    Interviewed actors
•    Wrote frequent articles

ACTIVITIES

Member, Kappa Alpha Theta
Technology Chairman (Dec. 2008-May 2009)
Membership/Recruitment Committee

SKILLS

Computers: Microsoft Office, QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Basic HTML, Moveable Type, Quiz Manager, WordPress
Writing: AP Style and MLA Format
Personal: Blog, Hollywood is My Hood

AWARDS

Best Arts & Entertainment Story, The Chronicle
“2007 VMA’s: Best Yet or Total Disaster?”

Best Arts & Entertainment Story, The Quad News
“Britney Spears: A Glimpse Behind America’s Comeback Queen”

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One Response to “Resume”

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