Alex Hargrave

alexandriahargrave[at]sju[dot]edu

Professional Statement

I've worked on my university's newspaper since my freshman year, and since joining, I've written for every section - news, opinions, lifestyle, and sports. I served as sports editor for the majority of my time, and I had the opportunity to intern with the sports desk at The Philadelphia Inquirer. I studied abroad, came back, and became lifestyle editor. Working with each section has shown me that each section appears to be different, but they all embody the same ideal: storytelling. I've written profiles, covered events, told my own story, relayed information from the university. You name it, I've written it. It wasn't until recently that I've discovered the value of my various experiences in writing. Borrowing a term from the sports world, I'm a utility player. I can do it all; though I am better at writing lifestyle than I am at writing news, and I don't have too many opinions I want to share with the world, I've had the experience of every section of a newspaper. I know how to tell every story, and I crave the opportunity to tell them all.

Journalism Experience

The Hawk Newspaper

Philadelphia, PA

Lifestyle Editor

Spring 2019-present

  • Manage arts, entertainment, and features content for section
  • Design and lay out pages using InDesign program
  • Publish content online using WordPress program

Sports Editor

Spring 2018

  • Manage content and writers within the sports section
  • Publish content online using WordPress program
  • Communicate with athletic representatives

Assistant Sports Editor

Spring 2017-Fall 2017

  • Write articles relating to sports
  • Design and lay out pages using InDesign program

Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA
Spring 2018

Sports Intern

  • Write stories about local high school athletics
  • Collaborate with editors to improve stories

Communications Experience

Coal Creative Digital Marketing

Wilkes-Barre, PA
Summer 2018

Communications and Social Media Intern

  • Write blog posts and profiles to market Coal Creative's services
  • Manage social media for Coal Creative
  • Manage social media for client, Pinnacle Rehabilitation
  • Create graphics for social media

Education

Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies
May 2020
GPA: 3.82

National University of Ireland - Galway
Galway, Ireland
Study Abroad
September 2018 - December 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's List, Saint Joseph's University
  • Presidential Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Saint Joseph's University
  • Wabash National Scholarship, Wabash National Corporation
  • Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick Irish Studies Fund Award
  • Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society

Skills

  • WordPress
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Canva
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Powerpoint

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