As a communication studies major, I have engaged the world of writing in various ways. Over two years of experience as a Staff Writer, Assistant Lifestyle Editor and now, Lifestyle Editor for The Hawk newspaper at Saint Joseph’s University, I have excelled in the area of journalistic writing. My articles have been published in the lifestyle, news and sports sections, demonstrating my wide range and adaptability. I have sharpened not only my writing skills during my time on the staff, but also my capabilities in copy editing, research, interview and interpersonal skills and critical thinking. Working on a staff has increased my ability to collaborate with a team, while my role as Lifestyle Editor has enhanced my leadership capacity. I am responsible for collecting content for my section and ensuring that only the best work is published. Although I do cater to the interests of my community, I also prioritize content diversity and inclusion of different perspectives.
In addition to my time at The Hawk, I have been trained as a tutor in the Saint Joseph’s University Writing Center. Through this training, I have analyzed and fine-tuned my own writing in order to develop my ability to assist others. While I have gained copy editing skills as the Lifestyle Editor, my experiences at the Writing Center have taught me a different set of knowledge, allowing me to have meaningful conversations with writers and help them dive deeper into their work. I have learned to understand and work with writing outside my personal knowledge and think on my feet to meet each person’s specific needs. While tutoring is a skill in and of itself, I have also developed my personal writing, editing and collaboration while having conversations with writers about their work.
Here is my reflection.
Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA - 2020
Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies
Minors in Spanish and Sociology