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Christine Vick
333 Fourth Ave. S.
Apt. 2
St. Cloud, Minn. 56301
(320) 555-1236
Career-related Experience

    Arts/Entertainment Editor for twice weekly campus publication, SCSU Chronicle -- Assigned stories, wrote, edited, designed page layout, organized photos and graphics, developed extensive arts/entertainment weekly calendar: spring 1995, fall 1995.

    Associate Editor for SCSU Department of Mass Communications quarterly publication, Sidebar -- Assigned stories, organized staff, wrote, edited, designed graphics and page layout, produced publication: summer 1995.

    Associate Editor, Poetry Editor for campus literary publication of poetry, fiction and art, Crosscurrents -- Coordinated selection of poetry, organized staff meetings, edited and proofread final copy of edition: fall 1994 to spring 1995.

    Copy Editor for SCSU Chronicle -- Edited soft and hard copy, wrote headlines, cutlines, proofread: summer 1994.

    Staff Writer for SCSU Chronicle -- Researched and wrote news and feature stories for publication: fall 1993, winter 1994.

    Staff Writer for weekly community newspaper, Clearwater/Clear Lake Current -- Researched and wrote feature stories concerning community residents and events: winter 1994.

    Member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi: winter 1994 to present.


    St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN 56301 (graduation, June 1995)

    Bachelor of Science/Mass Communications -- Coursework included advanced newswriting and reporting, advanced editing and makeup, visual communications, photojournalism, mass media law and print journalism production workshop.

    Bachelor of Arts/English -- Coursework included theories of persuasion and rhetoric in writing, business communications, advanced expository writing and numerous literature and poetry courses.

    Brooklyn Center High School, Brooklyn Center, MN: graduate with honors, May 1991.


    Newswriting and reporting
    Arts feature writing
    Copy editing
    Word processing
    Electronic editing and typesetting
    Page design and typography
    Darkroom technology
    Graphic design


    3.84 cumulative GPA
    Dean's list
    John Mitchell Memorial English scholarship
    Department of English scholarship
    St. Cloud State University Alliss scholarship
    Brooklyn Center Rotary Club scholarship

General Experience

    Writing Tutor at college writing center -- Assisted students with writing organization, sentence structure, mechanics, business communications and resume writing: winter 1994 to spring 1995.

    Night Supervisor in campus dormitory -- Provided night security and supervision for dormitory residents in Mitchell Hall, enforced university regulations: fall 1992 to winter 1994.

    Secretary/Receptionist for multimedia production company, Associated Images, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. -- Perform clerical tasks and general organizational duties, mount and organize slides for multi-image presentations: summer 1991 to present.


    Dance -- Performed in high school and college dancelines; danced in college musical Wonderful Town; write numerous arts feature stories on dance ensembles; participate in aerobic and jazz dancing.

    Literature -- write poetry and short fiction; participated in poetry writing workshop; wrote several book reviews.


    J. Randolph Kane, assistant professor of mass communications, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301, (320) 555-4203.

    Julietta Kilbourne, director of the writing center, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301, (320) 555-5103.

    Keith Phillips, associate professor of English, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn. 56301, (320) 555-3043.

    Clifford Jesperson, president of Associated Images, Inc., 121 Second St. N., Minneapolis, Minn. 55401, (612) 555-1255.

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