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Farmville, Virginia, 23901, United States
March 12, 2011

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Apt. #***D Lancer Circle ● Farmville, VA *****

Cell: 757-***-****

Tara C. Carr

Academic Background Longwood University Farmville, VA

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Expected Graduation: May 2011

Concentration: Mass Media Major GPA: 3.25

• Received CHI Commendation May 2009

Awarded for service as citizen leader to Longwood community

Relevant Courses: Media Reporting & Writing; Broadcast Production; Media Criticism; Media Law; Computer Mediated Communication; Principles of Page & Digital Design

Broadcasting Internships Channel 10, WSLS Roanoke, VA

Virginia Association of Broadcasters Intern Summer 2010

• Gained newsgathering experience reporting and producing local and national stories (see resume reel)

News Channel 3, WTKR Norfolk, VA

News Intern Summer 2009

• Developed broadcast reporting skills through hands-on experience reporting, filming, and editing

Student Media Experience The Longwood Show Longwood University

Cast Member Fall 2009-Present

• Produce & host “life at Longwood” show geared towards prospective students to assist in university’s

public relations efforts

The Rotunda Longwood University

Advice Columnist Fall 2008-Present

Reporter Spring 2008-Present

• Create weekly relationship advice column for students on campus in both the print and online versions

• Write news and feature articles, informing campus on upcoming local and university events

Leadership & Involvement Black Student Association Longwood University

Active Member Fall 2007-Present

President Fall 2008-Spring 2009

• Presided over all general and executive committee meetings

• Oversaw, organized and planned all events

• Received Citizen Leader Award for Most Improved Organization during term as President

First Year Experience Longwood University

Peer Mentor March 2008-Present

• Orientation Leader & Longwood Seminar Co-Instructor – mentoring incoming first year and transfer

students and helping them get acclimated to college life

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Longwood University

President December 2009-Present

Active Member Spring 2008-Present

• Plan, coordinate, and organize all chapter programs and events including community service projects

Work Experience Gap Inc. / Old Navy Chesapeake, VA

Customer Service Representative November 2004 – May 2010

Utilized interpersonal communication skills as cashier, sales floor associate, and fitting room attendant

Dean of Students Office Farmville, VA

Office Assistant September 2008-May 2009

• Assisted Dean in organizing leadership program, Joan of Arc – entering data and preparing workshop

materials and supplies for students and facilitators

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