Tennessee State University, Anticipated Graduation: December 2013
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications, Minor in General Business
Jan 2013 – Present
The Tennessean/Seigenthaler News Service-TSU
One of four student reporters chosen to work as spring semester full-time (unpaid), professional journalists, operating out of the newsroom of The Tennessean newspaper through the Seigenthaler News Service.
- Reporting on the activities of the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
- Attended Federal Court trials and research legal documents to write in-depth stories.
- Published numerous articles in the business and local sections of The Tennessean.
TWG Sports/The WrightGUARD
Marketing & Sales Intern
Serving the start-up sports company as the marketing and sales intern that lead in several thousand dollars worth of company product sold for the summer.
- Coordinated meetings with prospective clients and present sales pitches on TWG sports products.
- Facilitated in TWG partnering events with current and former NFL player foundations and other sports companies to sale several thousand dollars worth of TWG products.
- Managed TWG’s social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
- Wrote press releases for TWG events.
● Granted an $11,000 scholarship from the Tennessee Board of Regents and TSU to spend the 2012 summer interning in Washington D.C at The Washington Center.
● 1 of 400 students selected to attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Conference in New York City in October 2012 ● Co-Taught the 2012 fall semester TSU Freshman Honors Orientation course that guides students to: discover, access, apply, build, and articulate their dreams
● Aided in planning and executing the TSU State of The Male Address in the spring of 2012, where Johnny C. Taylor (CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund) served as the keynote speaker.
● News Reporting
● WordPress Blogging
● Press Release Writing
● Social Media Management
● Public Speaking
● Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
● Computer Graphics
● Studio Production
● Interpersonal Communication