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Allison Barwacz

EMAIL allisonbarwacz@gmail.com CELL PHONE 440-212-8108 LINKEDIN linkedin.com/in/allisonbarwacz

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EDUCATION | Ohio University: E. W. Scripps School of Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Journalism Major: Magazine Journalism Journalism GPA: 3.95 / 4.0 Graduation Date: May 2014

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
JAN. 2014- MAY 2013MAY 2014 JULY 2013 JAN. 2013MAY 2013 AUG. 2012- FEB. 2012MAY 2014 MAY 2014 AUG. 2013MAY 2014

PROFICIENT WITH: Mac & Windows Systems + Microsoft Office + Adobe InDesign + Adobe Illustrator + Adobe Photoshop + HTML & CSS + Final Cut Pro + WordPress +

Southeast Ohio Magazine | Writer and Designer | Athens, Ohio • Wrote a department feature, et cetera piece and blog post for the magazine • Created spreads for two feature pieces and an et cetera piece Avenue Magazine | Editorial Intern | Manhattan, NY • Completed various tasks, including copy editing and fact checking • Managed social media, blogged and contacted PR departments for the Editor-in-Chief • Spearheaded a Hamptons home market page for the August issue The Ohio Journalist | Editor and Designer | Athens, Ohio • Produced the 2013 edition of The Ohio Journalist with a team of three other students, which included pitching stories, finding and paying freelance writers and photographers, designing spreads and editing content • Created a multiplatform publication, including a print copy and an iPad application Ambassador for the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism | Athens, Ohio • Exhibited professionalism when consulting with J-School administration on recruitment and retention efforts, curriculum issues and other student issues • Demonstrated leadership when escorting guest speakers, prospective faculty members and students, and recruiters around campus Speakeasy Magazine | Writer | Culture Editor | Athens, Ohio • Wrote nine engaging features about campus events and people • Copyedited stories for eight writers and incorporated social media strategies to promote the online magazine ImPRessions PR Firm | Account Associate | Southern Ohio Copperheads | Athens, Ohio • Brainstormed and executed philanthropic events, wrote press releases, helped develop marketing strategies to promote the Copperheads • Developed social media strategies and designed promotional materials for events The Post | Copy Editor | Athens, Ohio • Worked with five other students to copy edit the articles, review the drafts and upload the final articles on the web every Monday

AUG. 2012DEC. 2012

EXTRACURRICULARS AND SERVICE
Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity | Athens, Ohio Vice President of Service (Spring 2012- Fall 2013) | Public Relations Committee Member • Served as the Vice President of Service, which included planning service events, managing the email account, promoting the fraternity and recording the service hours of more than 200 members • Volunteered at Give Kids the World in Florida, an organization that allows terminally ill children and their families to stay near Disney World for free • Participated in a weekly bowling league with developmentally disabled adults Golden Key Honour Society | Member | Athens, Ohio • Participated in service projects around campus, including setting up for events and raising money for schools, non-profits and other organizations University Program Council (UPC) | Member | Athens, Ohio • Worked to plan and bring free, innovative programs to campus, including central, social, recreational, educational and entertainment programs

SEPT. 2011MAY 2014 JAN. 2012MAY 2014

SKILLS: Leadership + Multimedia Writing + Copy Editing + Press Releases + Graphic & Web Design + Web Development + Social Media + Blogging + AP Style +

MARCH 2012MAY 2013

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS
Ohio University Gateway Scholarship | 2010-2014 • Awarded to students who maintain a 3.3 GPA and are enrolled in 15 credit hours Vida L. Gosheff Memorial Scholarship | 2011-2012 • Awarded to students excelling in their studies First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Scholarship | 2012-2013 • Awarded for superb grades and participating in extracurricular activities Robert L. and Teri W. Gerbig Undergraduate Scholarship | 2013-2014 • Awarded to students that show superior skills in journalism Dean’s Scholarship | 2013-2014 • Awarded to students that have exemplary grades and are active on campus Memorial Tournament Scholarship | 2013-2014 • Awarded to only two juniors in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism for excelling in their studies and displaying an interest in athletics