Meghan M.

Sikkel
5331 E. Mockingbird Lane, Apt. 533 — Dallas, TX 75206 — (281) 639-8508 — msikkel@smu.edu  

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Highly motivated student demonstrated diligence through participation in SMU Honors Program Disciplined worker Skilled journalist performed under pressure and handled multiple projects within tight deadlines exhibited aptitude in journalism courses with a 3.9 GPA

EDUCATION
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX Meadows School of the Arts Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences Minor in Spanish SMU – in – Spain, Madrid, Spain Study Abroad Program Fall 2010 May 2012 Overall GPA: 3.55 Major GPA: 3.9

ACADEMIC HONORS
Distinguished Scholar University Awarded Scholarship Rotunda Scholar University Awarded Scholarship University Honors Program Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Copy editor for The Daily Campus, SMU student newspaper Responsibilities include editing both print and Web for style and content Intern at Advocate Magazine, Dallas hyperlocal news publication Wrote content for both print and Web; compiled research for investigative property tax project Contributing writer for The Daily Campus, SMU student newspaper Spring 2011 to Present Summer 2011 Fall 2011 to Present

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Editor-in-Chief of The Claymore, The Woodlands High School yearbook Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, English Instructor (Madrid, Spain) Instructed English Language to Spanish children ranging from ages 5-10 Fall 2007 to Fall 2008 Fall 2010 Wrote and edited copy; worked with InDesign; gained leadership experience as head of large staff

SKILLS
Extensive training in print and broadcast journalism writing, editing, video/audio production, reporting Well-versed in the latest version of The Associated Press Stylebook Proficient in social media and technology tools Twitter, WordPress, Facebook, Myspace, YouTube Advanced computer skills Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), InDesign, Final Cut Pro, iDVD Languages Proficient in Spanish Photography Canon SLR cameras, several published photo credits