University of Maryland, College Park ——————- August 2011 to May 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Minor: Spanish Language and Cultures
Overall GPA: 3.687
Omicron Delta KappaUniversity Honors Program; Beyond the ClassroomAlpha Lambda Delta Honor Society; Dean’s List; Maryland Distinguished Scholar Semifinalist; Alternative Breaks participant and trip leader; Terps for Change coordinator

Journalism Experience

Capital News Service ——————- September 2014 to December 2014
Web Producer

  • Developed digital content; created interactives and graphics; designed data visualization tools
  • Oversaw social media accounts
  • Maintained, monitored, analyzed website

The Diamondback, College Park, Md. ——————- September 2012 to July 2014
Assistant Online Managing Editor

  • Oversaw bloggers
  • Managed online content and website
  • Assisted with website redesign
  • Formerly copy editor and co-copy desk chief

Co-Copy Desk Chief and Copy Editor

  • Hired and scheduled copy editors
  • Served as a liaison between managing editors and copy editors
  • Edited stories for AP Style, grammar, spelling, punctuation, accuracy, wordiness

The Baltimore Sun ——————- January 2014
Sports copy desk intern

  • Wrote two feature articles published in the Sunday print edition
  • Wrote college sports roundups; trimmed stories; wrote headlines; edited sports content

The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Md. ——————- June to August 2013
Reporting intern and 2013 Reese Cleghorn summer internship finalist

  • Wrote about 30 articles, all published; shot and produced about 15 videos, which aired on the newspaper’s TV network, HMTV6
  • Highlights: three front-page stories, one as a centerpiece above the fold; one story picked up by the Associated Press

McClatchy-Tribune, Washington, D.C. ——————- January to April 2013
Special sections editing intern

  • Checked feature content for spelling, accuracy, grammar, AP Style, newsworthiness, relevance; wrote headlines

The Terrapin Yearbook, College Park, Md. ——————- 2012-13 academic year
Academic section editor

  • Wrote articles about each of the university’s 14 colleges and schools

Other Experience

Bread for the City, Washington, D.C. ——————- October 2014 to May 2015
Representative Payee Program Volunteer

  • Organized and scanned Social Security Administration documents into online records management system

National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, D.C. ——————- June 2014 to August 2014
Digital Content Assistant

  • Assisted in website evaluation and redesign process
  • Created and edited online content and adapted some for Spanish-speaking audience
  • Logged and analyzed data

Graduate Student Legal Aid Office, College Park, Md. ——————- January 2014 to May 2014
Legal aid intern

  • Collaborated with attorney, senior paralegal and social worker to assist graduate students with legal inquiries
  • Boosted the organization’s presence on the campus through social media outreach, communications and marketing
  • Greeted visitors; conducted intakes; provided referrals; sat in on client meetings

Alpha Phi Omega, national co-ed service fraternity, College Park, Md. ——————- September 2011 to Present
Membership vice president, spring 2014 semester

  • Created and managed a program and budget
  • Managed four membership chairs and a task force

Service vice president, fall 2013 semester

  • Coordinated service program for more than 100 active members
  • Communicated with nonprofit organizations, group leaders and members
  • Created a program and budget
  • Managed four service chairs
  • Organized a blood drive, clothing drive and canned food drive on the University of Maryland campus

TJ Maxx, Mt.Airy, Md. ——————- May 2012 to May 2013
Sales associate

  • Provided excellent customer service; helped train new employees


  • Languages: English, proficient in Spanish reading, writing and speaking
  • Computer: Adobe programs, Microsoft Office Suite, Final Cut, social media, coding, website management, CMS, graphic design, data visualization
  • Other: AP Style, photography and videography, customer service, event planning, program management, leadership, outreach

Awards and Recognition

Distinguished Service Key, Alpha Phi Omega, University of Maryland ——————- May 2015
Civic Leadership Award
, University of Maryland Beyond the Classroom ——————- May 2015
President’s Volunteer Service Award
, Corporation for National and Community Service ——————- May 2015
Omicron Delta Kappa
, University of Maryland ——————- October 2014 to Present
George W. Fogg Outstanding Service Award, Alpha Phi Omega, University of Maryland ——————- May 2014
Maryland Distinguished Scholar Semifinalist ——————- August 2011 to May 2015

Journalism Resume PDF

Copyright 2015 by Karen Mawdsley