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Selena Beckman-Harned
sebe@alumni.unc.edu 919-302-7092 (cell)
 

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University

  Master of Arts in Professional Writing
  Cumulative GPA: 3.97
 
 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Psycholinguistics concentration
  Minor in Creative Writing
  Cumulative GPA: 3.7
   

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

 

Macromedia Dreamweaver
Adobe Creative Suite
Specialized Database Software (such as RecTrac)
Microsoft Office
Macintosh and Windows

 
EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer

 

Crown Center, Fayetteville, NC (Jan. 2012 – present)

  • Designed promotional materials including posters, flyers,
    advertisements, brochures, billboards, and digital signs
  • Helped coordinate social media campaign
  • Updated and facilitated redesign of venue’s website
  • Designed and managed monthly email newsletter
   
  Cultural Arts Program Assistant
 

Town of Cary, NC (Apr. 2009 - Jan. 2012)

  • Helped plan and coordinate cultural events including arts festivals, park dedications, and concerts
  • Designed promotional materials including invitations, flyers, and advertisements
  • Communicated with and coordinated artists and vendors, helping to make sure all needs were met
   
  Research Assistant, Acupuncture and Asian Medicine
 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (Sept. 2010 – Oct. 2011)

  • Conducted library and online research
  • Assisted in journal peer review process
  • Wrote and edited materials to be submitted to scientific
    journals
  • Proofread correspondence
  • Created promotional materials including advertisements and
    brochures
   
  Tea Consultant
 

TeaGschwendner, Raleigh, NC (October 2009 - June 2010)

  • Used extensive knowledge of tea to help connect customers to their ideal tea
  • Brewed hot and iced teas for customers
  • Helped design merchandise displays
  • Maintained stock and kept store clean
  • Conducted inventory checks
 
  Editor, Human Science Bulletin
 

Center for Human Science, Chapel Hill, NC (Feb. 2008 - Apr. 2009)

  • Engineered launch of new online journal
  • Developed style guide for text and layout
  • Worked with developers to design and implement new website
  • Selected, edited, and designed layout for multiple articles each week to meet deadline
  • Oversaw and coordinated staffwriters, editors, and contributors
 
  Copywriting Intern and Associate
 

JDAnthony (marketing agency), Pittsburgh, PA (Summer 2006)

  • Crafted and edited copy for websites and promotional materials
  • Synthesized written and audio notes into a logical format
  • Collaborated with team members to develop effective copy
  • Conducted online research to create detailed reports, including competitive audits and conference analyses
 
  Staffwriter (Jan.-Dec. 2007)
 

The Tartan Pillbox (Arts & Entertainment section), Carnegie Mellon University student paper, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pitched story ideas to the section editor
  • Interviewed local artists, scientists, community leaders, and business owners
  • Conducted online and library research
  • Wrote weekly articles on deadline
 
  Copy Editor
 

Proofread and fact-checked articles for faculty and staff
magazine and student newspapers

 
  Research assistant
  Carnegie Mellon University Dept. of English, Pittsburgh, PA (Fall 2006)

  • Verified citations in modern and Middle English
  • Conducted library and online research
 

University of North Carolina Dept. of Psychology, Chapel Hill, NC (Spring 2005)

  • Developed and debugged experimental stimuli
  • Coded and analyzed data
  • Ran experiments on human subjects
   
  Marketing intern (Sept. 2004–Dec. 2005)
 

University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Created and edited promotional documents, press kits, review lists, and review releases
  • Engaged in research to update databases
  • Dealt with the media extensively; pitched ideas to local publications and distributed promotional materials
   
 

RELATED ACTIVITIES

 

Writer, artist, treasurer (Fall 2004–Spring 2006)
BoUNCe Magazine, University of North Carolina

  Publicity Director (Spring 2005­­–Spring 2006)
Designed promotional materials for UNC Women’s Glee Club
  Submissions editor, Webmaster (Fall 2002–Spring 2006)
Cellar Door Literary Magazine, University of North Carolina
 

RE LEVANT COURSEWORK

 

 

Professional and Technical Writing
Communication Design Fundamentals
Online Information Design
Document Design
Marketing, Public Relations, and Corporate Communications
Science Writing

   
REFERENCES Available upon request