My name is Lauren Metz and I am a senior at James Madison University. I will be graduating in August 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts & Design, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. I am concentrating in Corporate Communications within Media Arts & Design. This social media resume is designed to showcase my work and highlight skills I have developed in the classroom and in the workforce. For a copy of my paper resume, click here.








Workforce Experience

WDBJ7 News Reporting, Summer Intern

  • During my internship at WDBJ7 I worked as a news reporter. I used my writing skills to compose news stories that were on air, along with online. I also did audio and video editing with the help of the WDBJ7 newsroom staff. I learned how to create different story angles, balance the story, create networks, and write in a conversational style.

You can see my portfolio from this experience by clicking here.


Fundamental Skills in Media Arts & Design I

  • In this class I learned how to use the Adobe programs Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I created photo illustrations, social media app logos, and a magazine layout.


  • The picture on the left is my social media app logo that was created using Adobe Illustrator and the picture on the right is a postcard that was created using Adobe Photoshop.

Fundamental Skills in Media Arts & Design II

  • I learned the basics of video and audio editing. Using IMovie, I created a short video sequence with multiple angles and cuts.

News Reporting and Writing

  • I developed my writing skills for print journalism. I wrote many different types of articles, and posted weekly in a group blog.

-“Yoga: A form of art, exercise, & stress relief

-“Two mothers: growing up in a lesbian household

-“2nd Annual Beer and Music Rock Festival lead to closed roads

Introduction to Communication Research

  • In this class I learned how to effectively research. This was a process that lasted throughout the semester and consisted of developing an abstract, research question, measurement system, and results. To read through my research paper click here.

Sports Public Relations

  • This class emphasizes how sports organizations promote their teams. I created a mini media guide using InDesign which you can see here.


  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • IMovie
  • Print Writing
  • Conversational Writing
  • Microsoft Suite
  • SPSS
  • Layout Design
  • Presentational Speaking
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • WordPress
  • Skype
  • Flickr
  • Prezi
  • Foursquare
  • Mac
  • Windows

Honors & Leadership

  • Dean’s List
  • First Presbyterian Church Scholarship (4 years)
  • Clay Family Scholarship
  • Competitive Club Cheerleading Vice President

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