My Résumé

Education

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

fall 2005 – May 2009

  • Selected by faculty as Student Marshal for 2009 graduation ceremony
  • Inducted into the National Honor Society in 2005
  • Recipient of the Dorothy Amann Award for service in Student Affairs 2009

Tampa Preparatory School

fall 2001- spring 2005

Work Experience

DallasNews.com, Dallas, TX

spring 2009

  • Hired as paid intern in spring 2009
  • Wrote and published stories to the Web, shot and edited video for the Web, conducted interviews and made beat checks

WFLA News Channel 8

summer 2005

  • Tampa, Florida
  • First Tampa Prep student ever granted an internship with NBC in Tampa
  • Responsibilities included logging tape, creating a package and assisting on interviews
  • summer 2008
  • Learned how to use cameras, edited news packages for air, created clips for resume tape
  • Worked at the news desk with police scanners, answered phones and made beat checks
  • Wrote for TBO.com

ESPN

November 2009

  • Served as a runner for the USF/ Louisville Homecoming game. Set up cameras, aided the producer, did odd jobs, and piled cable during game.

The Daily Update

fall 2007 – spring 2009

  • SMU television news program
  • Production responsibilities included story and script writing, on air talent, producing, floor directing, and the operation of teleprompters, cameras and audio boards
  • Reported live both on campus and throughout the local area

The SMU Daily Campus

first article – spring 2009

  • Managing editor, fall 2008 – spring 2009
  • Began contributing articles in the spring of 2008
  • Hired as a paid staff writer in early 2008
  • Third place, in-depth reporting from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
  • Recipient of the Dorothy Amann Award for work with the paper and Division of Student Affairs- May 2009

Extra-Curricular

Delta Gamma Fraternity

spring 2006 – spring 2009

  • Inducted in the spring of 2006
  • Vice President of Membership (2007 to 2008) – Responsible for restructuring the Delta Gamma recruitment process for the SMU chapter
  • Social Chair (2006) – Managed catering, transportation, and social events; Coordinated event planning with other sororities, fraternities, and outside organizations such as the Dallas Mavericks
  • New Member at Large (spring 2006) – Handled officer elections and transitions

Dallas Interfaith Housing Coalition

2006 – 2007

  • Dallas, Texas
  • Worked with underprivileged children from the Dallas area after school. Helped with homework, snack time, play time and extra instruction

Relay for Life

2006

  • Dallas, Texas
  • Charity event designed to raise money for cancer research
  • Top five fundraisers, with a team total of more than $8,000, including a personal total of more than $5,000

Meals on Wheels Tampa

2007- present

  • Delivered food to needy families around the Tampa Bay area every Friday morning.

Other

  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Avid, ENPS, iNews, Photoshop, Audacity, Soundslides and iMovie
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