DePaul University College of Communication | Chicago, IL  | June 2009

Major in Journalism, Minor in Social Justice and Conflict Resolution

Related course work: feature writing, community journalism, copy editing, advanced digital photography, video shooting and editing, social media work



Contributing Writer and Photographer|North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association Newsletter
September 2008-Present

Multimedia Intern|The Chicago Tribune
June-August 2008

  • Packaged news for an online audience in a fast-paced and evolving work environment
  • Assisted producers, editors in the production of photos, blogging, graphics and video for
  • Pitched idea and published cover story for Sunday’s Home and Garden section

Managing Editor|The DePaulia
May 2008-May 2009

  • Maintain day-to-day operation of student-produced award-winning weekly newspaper
  • Moderated a session on managing a small newspaper staff at the 2009 Illinois College Press Association (ICPA)
  • Column received 2nd in State
  • Traveled to D.C. to report Inauguration. Contributed photos and videos to The Chicago Sun Times blog


Champion Workforce Case Worker|St. Vincent DePaul Community Center (Oakland, CA)
August  2009-Present

  • Client intake and data entry for an organization that assists individuals in need of employment and soft skills training
  • Counsel and assist clients with job searching, resumes and placement
  • Co-instruct job readiness classes
  • Track and maintain organized records of Transitional Employees

Service Immersion Intern|DePaul University Ministry (Chicago, IL)
May 2007-June 2009

  • Coordinate and travel with alternative break service trips, a unique opportunity for DePaul students to work, live and build relationships with over 15 marginalized communities throughout the United States and the Americas.

—————Additional experience—————

  • Videographer/photographer for Chicago Green Festival May 2009
  • Project Interchange Student Media Seminar in Israel, December 2008
  • Three years college newsroom experience (website, photography, staff reporting, editing)
  • Extensive volunteer work 2006-2009



2 responses to “Resume

  1. Hi Nicole,
    Were you at the Green Youth Art & Media Center tonight? If so, thank you so much for coming. Also, you signed up, without putting your contact info. I wanted to see if you wanted to stay on our list for upcoming events.

    • njones12

      Hi Alli,

      Actually, no, I wasn’t at the Green Youth Art & Media Center that night, but after visiting your website, I wish I did! This is the first time I’ve heard about your organization which sounds phenomenal! I am especially interested in the Digital Story program. I know clients at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Oakland would dig this! How do I get involved?

      Thanks for the haphazard post!

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