Madeline Howard

meh595@nyu.edu

Education

New York University- New York, NY 

  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Journalism Double Major in the College of Arts and Science
  • GPA: 3.9, Expected Class of 2020

Glenbard West High School- Glen Ellyn, IL 

  • Class of 2016 Graduate with High Honors
  • Earned highest honors in English each year

Experience and University Involvement

The Rational CreatureNew York, NY (September 2017-Present)

Poetry Editor

  • Edit and provide feedback on all poetry submissions for NYU’s feminist arts journal
  • Communicate with editing staff to curate the journal’s content for each new issue
  • Attend journal events and help promote for each new issue’s release

Washington Square News– New York, NY (August 2017-Present)

Sports Editor

  • Promoted from the position of Staff Writer to Sports Desk Editor after just one year
  • Responsible for editing all submitted desk articles, following AP style standards
  • Communicates and forms relationships with sports writers and NYU Athletics sources
  • Creates pitches for and holds meetings with sports writing staff each week
  • Stays up to date with game results and stand-out players within NYU Athletics

HuffPostNew York, NY (July 2017-Present)

Contributing Content Writer

  • Write articles for the HuffPost Contributor Platform on self-determined timeline
  • Responsible for editing own articles as well as providing images and media
  • Promote written articles on social media to increase readership

bSmart Guide– New York, NY (January 2017-Present)

Campus Ambassador and Blog Post Editor

  • Write articles for website’s blog twice per month
  • Edit and provide feedback on articles written by other bSmart bloggers
  • Promote website and its mission of female professionalism on NYU’s Campus
  • Provide assistance at events hosted by website in the New York City area
  • Video meetings with founder once per month to discuss marketing strategies and website improvements
  • Earned the most article hits of any writer for the month of April with 736 views in total

Washington Square News New York, NY (September 2016-Present)

Staff Writer, Sports Section of NYU Student Newspaper

  • Publish weekly articles covering a broad range features, specifically students excelling within their sport, includes interviews, research, and fact-checking
  • Incorporate and produce more personal, individual-oriented articles into the sports section
  • Develop and refine reporting skills during interviews for articles, features, and op-eds

NYU Varsity Women’s SoccerNew York, NY (August 2016-Present)

Team Member

  • Started every game throughout the season averaging 92 minutes per game
  • Took on leadership role on the field, immersed in a team-dominated environment
  • Practices collaborating with others and accounting for differing perspectives
  • Team player, implements direction and constructive criticism well, motivates others through positive reinforcement

Nordstrom Department Store- Oak Brook, IL (Summer 2015 & Summer 2016)

Personal Stylist Assistant

  • Aided the Nordstrom personal stylist department during customer appointments, 5-10 per week
  • Responsible for retrieving clothing from the floor for stylists as well as putting away clothing that was no longer needed
  • Maintained key store operations such as designing dressing room displays, shipping customer products, reporting customer feedback, and fulfilling store transfer orders

The Glen Bard Newspaper– Glen Ellyn, IL (August 2014-August 2016)

Editor-in-Chief

  • Leader of high school’s student newspaper both junior and senior year, youngest Editor-in-Chief ever to be selected
  • Maintained all social media accounts, promoted newspaper’s online and print platform, worked with local businesses to increase advertising sales
  • Designed the layout of each print issue and online post, wrote personal editorials each issue
  • Promoted each school year and previously held the positions of staff writer, columnist, and page editor
  • Responsible for leading the staff of over 40 students, held several meetings each month, gave presentations and direction at every meeting

Awards and Honors

ECAC Women’s Soccer All-Tournament Team

  • Recognized for outstanding performance in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship of Fall 2017.

UAA Fall All-Academic Honors

  • This recognition is given to athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and maintain a minimum of a 3.30 grade point average.

ECAC Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week

  • Earned recognition for helping team to shut-out victories during the fall 2016 season
  • Given to stand-out freshmen players within the east coast region

Fall 2016 President’s Honor Roll

  • Awarded to student-athletes who achieve a 3.5 GPA or above while competing in a varsity sport during the Fall 2016 semester

Dean’s Honors List

  • Awarded to students who have maintained a GPA of 3.65 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year.

Technical and Communication Skills

  • Microsoft Office, InDesign, Google Apps, Photoshop, Prezi, Social Media, WordPress
  • English, Introductory Spanish
  • Strong Writing and Collaborating Skills

Completed NYU Courses

  • Semester 1: Expository Writing, Jane Austen Freshman Seminar, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Spanish for Beginners-Level 1
  • Semester 2: English 101-Introduction to the Study, Creative Writing-Introduction to Fiction and Poetry, Math Patterns in Nature, Spanish for Beginners-Level 2
  • Classes in Progress: Cultures and Contexts: The African Diaspora, Intermediate Spanish 1, Intermediate Fiction Workshop, Journalism Ethics and First Amendment Law