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

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 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