Résumé

Sarah LaCorte
4 Elmwood Lane
Washington, NJ 07882
Sarahlacorte1@gmail.com
(908) 914-7851
Portfolio: sarahelacorte.wordpress.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: An imaginative and versatile writer who fuses a background in journalism, history, creative writing and foreign language with expertise in researching, social media, blogging platforms and web design. Offering four years of writing experience combined with the ability to meet deadlines, problem-solve quickly and multitask.

EDUCATION:
Towson University, Honors College, Towson, MD                         August 2010- May 2014
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications, Journalism and New Media Track Bachelor of Science, History
French Language Minor
3.87 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Graduated  Cum Laude

Institute for American Universities School of Humanities, Aix-en-Provence, France  January – May 2013
Study Abroad Program

EXPERIENCE:
The Baltimore Sun                                                              January 2014 – May 2014
Features Intern
• Wrote content for the Entertainment and Life sections, Harford County Magazine, Sun Magazine and b the Site
• Generated web content such as photo galleries and edited social media on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Maryland Historical Society                                                   January 2014 – May 2014
Imaging Services Intern
• Processed the Hutzler’s Collection of over 2000 items including prints, lantern slides, film and other ephemera
• Organized photographs and data, rehoused the collection, created inventory lists for internal and external use and wrote blog posts for the MdHS website

Baltimore City Paper                                                          August 2013- December 2013
Intern
• Fact-checked articles by analyzing legal documents, contacting sources and researching online to enhance the paper’s credibility
• Edited and updated the weekly calendar section of the newspaper by processing press releases

Limerence Magazine                                                           August 2013 – December 2013
Entertainment Features and Editorial Intern
• Wrote features articles and reviews on music, film, literature and popular culture
• Perfected interview skills by interviewing independent music artists and authors

The Towerlight, Towson, MD                                                   January 2011 – August 2013
Staff Writer and Columnist
• Covered the following topics; arts and life, news, editorial
• Arranged interviews with people who could provide information about a story
• Researched and analyzed background information related to stories in order to provide complete and accurate information

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
• Dean’s List Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014
• Published in the Towson University Literary Magazine Grub Street May 2012
• Received Towson University Institutional Study Abroad Scholarship
• Received Institute for American Universities Etienne Gros Prize for Excellence in French Literature
• MCCS Outstanding Senior Award for Academic Excellence

SPECIAL SKILLS:
• Adept in SPSS software
• Skilled in Microsoft Suite, Google Docs, Audacity and Adobe Programs: InDesign, Dreamweaver, some Photoshop
• Trained in HTML and CSS coding
• Proficient with WordPress, Joomla, Creatavist and Weebly platforms
• Experienced with social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, HootSuite and Instagram
• Fluent in French

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