Jenn Schanz

650 W. Barry, Chicago IL 60657 ● jschanz@mail.depaul.edu ●616-822-7970 SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS • Communication Skills: Multimedia reporting, public speaking, trilingual • Analytical Skills: Editing and conceptualizing articles, organizing print layouts, fact checking • Multicultural Awareness: Interest and knowledge of global issues and current events, cultural sensitivity EDUCATION DePaul University, BA in Journalism Laude Coursework in Arabic and International Politics Current G.P.A.:3.9/4.0 Dean’s List Honoree all quarters in attendance

Expected graduation: March 2012, Summa Cum

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE “The DePaulia” University Newspaper: Chicago, IL Opinions Editor May 2011-Present • Write, edit, conceptualize and delegate stories for the Opinions section of The DePaulia • Responsible for the weekly layout of a two page spread using Adobe InDesign • Communicate with fellow editors, copyeditors, and staff writers to produce print, online, and multimedia content Chicago Sun-Times/NBC5, Marin Corp’s DePaul Documentary Project Research Intern September 2010-April 2011 • Under the supervision of Chicago Sun-Times political columnist Carol Marin and NBC5 producer Don Moseley, provided research assistance on a variety of stories and projects covering Illinois politics • Communicated regularly with campaign managers and local politicians to collect voting trends and candidate background information for midterm and municipal elections • Contributed to NBC5 stories, received a by-line in NBC’s Wardroom • Analyzed Carol’s twice weekly political columns for the Sun-Times by providing feedback and critiques • Participated in political interviews and story preparation by attending political debates, candidate forums, filing FOIA requests and going out in the field on election day DePolitics1011 Political Blog Blogger/Reporter September 2010-March 2011 • Assisted in the creation and maintenance of www.DePolitics1011.com, a political blog for DePaul’s College of Communication • Covered several ward-wide, city-wide, and state-wide events • Interviewed several politicians and communicated regularly with campaign managers • Took photos, contributed to podcasts, and created blog content on a weekly basis Anne Kavanagh’s (Fox Chicago) “United We Learn” Documentary Research Contributor May 2010 • Assisted Fox Chicago investigative reporter Anne Kavanagh in collecting research on public education funding within Chicago high schools for “United We Learn” documentary • Conducted interviews with notable Chicago figures such as Toni Kukoc, Betty Loren-Maltese, and local aldermen • Worked diligently with fellow investigative reporting students in filing FOIA requests and reviewing state reports to gather comprehensive data and funding statistics

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Chicago Tribune, Tribune Interactive: Chicago, IL Syndicate Intern January 2010- March 2010 • Worked in the Feature, News, and Television sectors of Journalism with Tribune editors and producers • Assisted in updating and creating photo galleries, stories, and pages for CLTV, WGNTV, and over 30 other networks in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, and Washington D.C. • Participated in weekly conference call meetings to address story updates and project statistics • Created and designed my own photo gallery, which was published with a byline on network sites around the nation ON CAMPUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE DePaul University, Office of Alumni Relations: Chicago, IL Student Alumni Ambassador October 2009Present • Co-facilitate DePaul Alumni events as a student liaison between university alumni of all ages, colleges, and industries • Demonstrate leadership through instilling a sense of community and motivating group discussion among guests • Professionally promote DePaul’s urban, Catholic, and Vincentian three-pillar mission while networking with university alumni DePaul University, Office of Academic Enhancement: Chicago, IL Chicago Quarter Mentor and Orientation Leader June 2009-November 2009 • Facilitated group discussion on issues such as diversity and culture, urban living, politics and the environment for 30 first-year students during their first academic quarter at DePaul • Collaborated with professor to determine how to best provide guidance, academic, and emotional support for students while helping them to acclimate to city life • Assigned innovative and thought-provoking class assignments on social justice, cultural identity, and professional aspirations • Demonstrated a mastery of DePaul’s resources and opportunities through facilitating small and large group information sessions for incoming freshman students and parents AWARDS DePaul University’s First Year Writing Program: Chicago, IL Showcase Writer May 2009 • First Year Writing Showcase Award recipient for political essay “Rugs Heads: Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” • Received $125 award from the College of Communication at DePaul University INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE DePaul University’s Study Abroad Program December 2010 • Traveled to North Africa while conducting research on how new media affects Moroccans on a generational level • Staying with a family in Fez, Morocco and camping in the Sahara strengthened my Modern Standard Arabic and intercultural communication skills • Learned Moroccan dialect of Arabic and spoke it regularly with host family TECHNICAL AND LANGUAGE SKILLS • Proficient in Assembler, Adobe InDesign, P2P, and all Microsoft Office software

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• • Functional in Adobe Photoshop Conversational and literate in Spanish and Arabic

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