Shelby Elizabeth Curran 954-557-5410

Education and Scholarship

Expected Graduation: Spring 2017

Florida State University | GPA: 3.91 | Dean's List

  • Pursuing B.A. in English with a concentration in Editing, Writing and Media
  • Pursuing a Minor in Communication Studies

Awards and Achievements

March 2015

Point Foundation Scholarship | Semi-finalist

January 2015

Amazon Student Scholarship | Semi-finalist

March 2014

Ford Salute to Education | Lanuage Arts Scholarship Recipient

March 2014

National Council of Jewish Women | Scholarship Recipient

Work Experience

February 2016

BBYO International Convention | Press Corps | Baltimore, MD

  • Staffed a five-day Jewish youth group convention in Balitmore, MD with over 2,400 teens and 500 professionals from 27 countries
  • Co-managed the "IC 2016" blog and headed/counseled a team of about twenty high school students in covering stories, creating content, interviewing, taking photographs, and publishing to the online website
  • Edited about 20 articles written by teens, providing effective feedback and encouraging their professional development as young journalists
  • Wrote about 5 articles regarding various events and programs throughout the course of the convention
  • Assured that all media coverage of the largest BBYO International Convention to date ran smoothly

May 2015-August 2015

Zimmerman Advertising Agency | Copywriting Intern | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Selected for 12-week Infuzion intership program at the 14th largest advertising agency in the world
  • Worked as a copywriter alongside four other interns (graphic designer, two account executives, and a media planner) on a real-world campaign for Outback Steakhouse's curbside takeaway service
  • Delivered a fifteen minute presentation for the CEO and CMO of Outback Steakhouse, as well as the founder, the CEO, and the head of each department at Zimmerman Advertising
  • Received training/on-boarding presentations from top Zimmerman executives
  • Created storyboards, radio and television scripts, and copy for clients such as Jamba Juice, Papa Johns, Chuck E. Cheese, Party City, Michael's and more
  • Created competitor report presentations for ADT security
  • Rotated through each department (Media, Traffic, Sports & Entertainment, Digital, Studio, Account Services, Retail Technologies, and Nissan) to recieve insight on agency life and operations
  • Traveled to New York City to participate in Omnicom's annual two-day summit for summer interns to learn about networking

October 2014-August 2015

Roomsurf | Campus Ambassador | Online

  • Served as liasion between students and Roomsurf in order to provide commendable customer service​​
  • Managed operations of class Facebook groups to provide great social media presence

June 2014

BBYO Chapter Leadership Training Conference | Teen Coordinator | Milwaukee, WI

  • Selected via application to organize a 12 day leadership leader for over 100 high school underclassmen
  • Served as the connection between staff and teen delegation to ensure effective and enjoyable training
  • Organized up to 40 hours of instruction on parliamentary procedures, leadership habits, speech writing, stress management and communication skills

August 2013-May 2014

BBYO Gold Coast Region | Office Intern | Davie, FL

  • Created programming and planned conventions for over 500 Jewish teens in the Broward and Palm Beach area of South Florida
  • Worked closely alongside regional staff assisting with office tasks such as filing, data input and organization

Extracurricular Involvement

October 2015-Present

FSU Equestrian Team | Florida State University

  • Competes at IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) Region 5 Zone 5 horse shows in Western Horsemanship

August 2015-Present

National Society of Collegiate Scholars | Florida State University

  • Member of invitation-only, academic excellence and service organization

August 2015-March 2016

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program | Florida State University

  • Worked as a research assistant for Ph. D student, Clariebelle Gabas, and FSU professional Dr. Wood on the project "Young Spanish-Speaking English Learners' Interest and Attitudes Towards Reading"
  • Assisted in survey administration and data collection/analyzation
  • Presented research poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and at FSU's National Student Speech Language Hearing Assocation (NSSLHA)
  • For more information, see "Research" tab

August 2015-December 2015

HerCampus | Florida State University

  • Wrote articles about on-campus news, style, entertainment, career and more

January 2015-April 2015

Scribbles | Florida State University

  • Tutored a class of fifteen students, aged 9-11 years old, enrolled in an after-school creative writing program on a weekly basis
  • Mentored each student in the creation and development of an original, fiction story
  • Organized a "Parent Night" for students to read their stories aloud to an audience and showcase all of their hard work completed throughout the semester

Skills and Strengths

Proficient in Microsoft Office, management and organizational skills, social media operations, blogging, event coordination, communication skills, editing skills

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