Hello! My name is Jacob Reynolds, and I am a junior at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I am studying English and Magazine Media, so you best believe I write quite a bit!
In fact, I write so much that I am currently in charge of writing jobs. I am the secretary of my fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega, as well as the News Editor of Drake’s student newspaper, The Times-Delphic. For the latter I also do a little designing.
For a little more background, I am originally from Sterling, Illinois, a rural town in the northwestern part of the Land of Lincoln. While I was in high school I also did a lot of writing, both for my school’s newspaper and the yearbook. I worked with doing videography and graphics for my school’s football, basketball, soccer, baseball and softball games.
When I wasn’t busy gearing up for my future plans with journalism, I participated in golf and tennis. Furthermore, I worked behind the scenes for my school’s theatre productions and practiced creative writing. All of this helped me get ready for my involvement with various extracurriculars in college.
As I have said, I worked videography in high school and am currently the News Editor for the student newspaper. The various duties I have as an editor for the paper include writing articles for my section, design the first three pages of the paper through InDesign.
I also copyedit each of the articles within my section to make sure they are up to snuff. I also check to see if they are using proper Associated Press stylistic standards. Also, for the past four years I have been working for my high school’s alumni foundation, the Sterling Schools Foundation. While there I have done hours and hours of research to both write articles and relay information to my boss at the foundation.
I have also written close to twenty articles (which includes athletic hall of fame biographies) for the print and e-newsletter publications that goes out to thousands of alumni.
As I go forth into my future, I plan to become an eventual professor teaching English (preferably Shakespeare studies). For the time being I plan to work at a magazine. There, I can show off all the skills I have learned over my time in high school, college and through my extracurriculars. That way, I can show the full gamut of my abilities.