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					KATELYN M. CURRAN
320 E. Beaver Ave. Apt. 301
State College, PA 16801
Telephone: (610) 717-2589


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find attached my resume showing my education, experience, and background.

I will be graduating from Penn State in December 2009 with a B.A in both Broadcast Journalism
and Psychology from Penn State’s main campus at University Park. My current GPA in
communications is a 3.30 on a 4.00 scale and my GPA at Delaware County Community College
where I voluntarily took summer classes in 2006 and 2007 is a 4.00 on a 4.00 scale.

I interned for one semester as an editor for Bleacher Report, an online sports website where fan-
journalists create and critique high quality sports analysis. When asked, I also wrote articles for
the website. Bleacher Report has given thousands of users a platform to share their views on
sports, and it was my responsibility to make sure their articles had accurate facts and were well-
written, to match the style of the website.

I am currently a writer for Valley Magazine, which is Penn State’s premiere life and style
magazine. It is my responsibility to pitch stories for the upcoming issue and then write an article
regarding the topic designated to me. I also promote the magazine on campus and in local hot
spots.

I am also an intern with the public relations department for Penn State’s Intercollegiate Athletics
where I work “behind the scenes” and communicate daily with customers via phone and e-mail
to provide assistance, resolve problems, and enhance their experience with Penn State
Intercollegiate Athletics and the Nittany Lion Club.

During the 2009 summer I will be working for the features department at China Daily, an
English newspaper in Beijing. China Daily has an average daily circulation of more than
300,000 in approximately 150 countries and regions. According to the paper’s website, two-
thirds of their worldwide readers are government officials, think-tanks and decision makers from
multinational corporations.

I work hard, understanding and appreciating that communications is a field based on deadlines
and detail. I truly find both communications a challenging and rewarding career and believe my
education and experience thus far offers me a great advantage.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Katelyn M. Curran
     Katelyn Curran
320 E. Beaver Ave. Apt. 301
   State College, PA 16801
       (610) 717-2589
     kmc5071@psu.edu


EDUCATION:          Broadcast Journalism
                    Psychology, B.A.
                    Pennsylvania State University
                    University Park, Pennsylvania
                    Expected Graduation: December 2009
                    Major GPA 3.30/4.00

                    Delaware County Community College
                    Media, Pennsylvania
                    GPA 4.00/4.00
                    Attended: Summer 2006 and Summer 2007

                    Archbishop Prendergast High School
                    Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
                    GPA 3.90/4.00
                    Graduated: June 2005

EMPLOYMENT:
        Bleacher Report
        Online Sports Website based out of San Francisco, California
              Editor and Writer
                • Edit articles published by fan-journalists
                • Provide feedback to the authors of the articles
                • Provide summaries of the edits I made
                • Write sports analysis upon request

             Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics
             State College, Pennsylvania
                    Public Relations Department Assistant
                     • Communicate daily with customers via phone and e-mail to provide
                         assistance, resolve problems, and enhance their experience with Penn
                         State Intercollegiate Athletics and the Nittany Lion Club
                     • Assist with phone sales and developing ticketing and Nittany Lion
                         Club leads
                     • Learned the Archtics data system to assist with customer inquiries
                         regarding ticket and development accounts
                     • Assist by taking customer orders for athletic tickets and parking
                     • Assist customers with the navigation of the Athletics website and
                         managing their personal accounts using on-line access
                   • Work “behind the scenes” at sporting events

          Valley Magazine- “Penn State’s premiere life and style magazine”
          Penn State University
                 Staff Writer
                   • Writer for Penn State's premiere life and style magazine
                   • Conduct interviews
                   • Assist with the promotion of the magazine
                   • Participate in volunteer work i.e. “Jeans for Teens”

ACTIVITIES:    Penn State Intramural Volleyball and Basketball
               Penn State Intramural Referee
               Education Abroad Program Ambassador
                       Lyon, France
               THON Volunteer- Webcast Production
                       Interviewer
               Archbishop Prendergast High School Volleyball Team
                       Captain
                       Second Team All-Catholic
                       Honorable Mention All-Delco
               Highland Park Kirklyn Athletic Association Summer Volunteer
                       Volleyball Coach
                       Volleyball Referee

                 REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

				
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