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Rebecca Kraybill

1700 South Main Street | Goshen, IN 46526 | (717) 799-2127 | rebeccakraybill@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Goshen College, Goshen, IN -B.A. in English Writing -Overall GPA: 3.78 (on a 4.0 scale) April 2013

WRITING EXPERIENCE
Writing intern, Public Relations Office, Goshen, IN January 2013-Present • Wrote 3-5 press releases and features weekly for college website Editor-in-Chief, The Record, Goshen, IN September-December 2012 • Managed a weekly newspaper distributed to 900 students • Assigned and edited articles for an 8-page spread • Directed and collaborated with a staff of 30 students • Increased online readership by 200 students Sarah Ann Freed Scholarship, Goshen College September-May 2013 • Awarded scholarship for women interested in creative writing and publishing • Worked with English department to write and produce English alumni newsletter Reporter, Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster, PA May-August 2012 • Contributed 50 published articles to a newspaper circulated to 80,000 people • Wrote articles including news, weather, sports and features • Conducted interviews via phone, person and news conferences • Learned and followed Associated Press style Finalist, USA Today “Collegiate Correspondent” Competition August 2011 • Selected as a second-round finalist in national writing competition for college journalists Honorable mention, Society of Professional Journalists “Best in Indiana” Spring 2012 • Awarded for 2011-12 Best Spot News, “All of campus freezes as blizzard ensues” Reporter, mPress, Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus, OH July 2009, 2011 • Wrote feature and news stories to a newspaper covering the Mennonite Church USA conventions • Navigated interviews with a convention attendance of 6,500 people

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Goshen College Study-Service Term, Nanchong, China August-November 2011 • Taught tri-weekly English classes to a group of 50 middleschoolers • Studied Chinese and lived with a two Chinese host families for six weeks Witness for Peace Delegation, Managua, Nicaragua July 2008 • Studied the global impact of United States trade laws through seminars and host families • Presented experience to senators in Washington, D.C.

WORK EXPERIENCE
HACC Bookstore worker, TriStarr Staffing, Lancaster, PA • Directed the cash register and assisted customers in finding college books Writing mentor and class tutor, Harold and Wilma Good Library, Goshen, IN June-July 2011 January-April 2011

• Met one-on-one with students to write and edit their papers Volunteer childcare assistant, Clare House, Lancaster, PA • Babysat 10 children at a homeless women’s shelter in a non-profit setting

Spring 2010