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Katie Willis Resume

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The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
- Frederick Buechner
Dreams? Goals? Desires?
Birmingham, AL
Who am I and why would I fit in with your team?
Katie Jewell Willis
Samford University
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Journalism and Mass Communication
Concentration: Print Media
Minor: Psychology

Overall GPA: 3.4
Major GPA: 3.5
Minor GPA: 3.0

Graduated May 18, 2013
Beach Project 2012
Beach Project 2013
Co-led a Bible study of freshman girls for the 2012-2013 year
Led a Bible study of freshman girls for the 2013-2014 year

Volleyball (2013 Women's Champions)

Member of the IGnite Step Sing Show.
Character Building Experience
Career Related Experience
Through the Briarwood Fellows program, I interned at Briarwood Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Birmingham, AL.

Managed the Senior Pastor's Twitter account and Wordpress blog.

Wrote short articles for the weekly newsletter.

Interviewed the head of each of the church's ministries to keep track of all ministry descriptions.

Started the process of turning the Senior Pastor's Route 66 sermons into a published book.
Responsible for the overall production of Samford's eight-page weekly newspaper
(24 issues total between the two semesters).

Hired and managed a staff of 12 people and created the overall budget, individual salaries, and position responsibilities.

Edited every story, oversaw the design of each section of the paper (News, Sports, Opinion, Features), and was responsible for getting the finished product to the printer every Tuesday night so that it could be distributed around campus on Wednesday mornings.

Had to handle any issues, conflicts, missed deadlines, plagiarism, or other situations that arose.

The Samford Crimson
Social Media Intern:
KC Projects, LLC
Social Media Intern:
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
May 2012-May 2013
Worked in an unpaid position as the social media intern for KC Projects, a PR/marketing/branding company in Birmingham, AL.

Created and posted social media content (Facebook and Twitter) for seven companies every week.

Attended various events for different clients to take pictures, run errands, assist in production management, etc.
January 2013-May 2013
September 2013-May 2014
Sojourn Magazine
May 2011-May 2012
Editor of Samford's literary arts publications, which publishes once per semester.

Responsible for interviewing/selecting the staff that would help me publish the magazine.

Responsible for advertising when submissions were being accepted and where to send them, and then responsible for sorting through, organizing, and sending all submissions to my submission selection voting team.

Responsible for sending the final product to print, editing returns, and putting together both magazine release parties.
Freelance Writer/Photographer:
The Portland Leader
May 2011-February 2012
I was a freelance writer/photographer for one of my hometown newspapers in Portland, TN.

Wrote stories, interviewed sources, photographed events, etc.

Had 21 stories published during my time there.
Contributing Writer/Photographer:
Entre Nous
August 2009-May 2012
I was a freelance writer/photographer for Samford's annual yearbook.

Assigned stories/photo shoots and given deadlines for both.
Worked at a Costa family franchise in Niceville, FL, as part of Summer Beach Project, a summer ministry of Campus Outreach.

Worked in the kitchen, on the grill, on the assembly line, and occasionally at the drive thru window.
Waitressed one summer at a country club in Gallatin, TN, owned by RSVP management.

Waited tables and helped cater events such as class reunions and Rotary Club meetings.

On nights that I closed I was responsible for cleaning all tables, refolding all silverware, cleaning the serving stations, and making sure everything was ready for the next day.
Q: Where are you from?
Q: What's your style?
Q: What would your last meal be?
Q: What are your Myers Briggs?
Q: What brings you hope?
A: Although we didn't move there until I was two, the only home I've ever known is in the little town of Portland, TN.
A: If it's on Pinterest's popular page, I probably don't own it. It's not that I'm hipster, I just don't like to wear things that other people are wearing. My wardrobe consists of timeless pieces that can be mixed and matched to compliment the current fads without the drawback of only being able to wear it until the next "big thing." I enjoy dressing up in business/classy attire, but I always prefer a more grungy, urban look. Hats and rings are my go-to accessories.
A: The one food that I crave more than anything else is barbecue. With what sides, you ask? Coleslaw, first and foremost. But it has to be mayonnaise-based, not vinegar-based. Then baked beans, preferably with some bacon and brown sugar mixed in. I like potato salad for the most part, but if I only get one more side I'm going to pick the macaroni and cheese from Jim n' Nick's every single time.
A: I'm an ISFJ through and through. I'm good at analyzing situations that can be felt, touched, seen, heard, personally observed, or experienced. I'm an open book to the people I trust, but reaching the required trust level may take time. I am eager to please others; I want others to be satisfied and may go out of my way to accommodate them, sometimes to my own discomfort.
A: There are plenty of things in this world that bring my joy, make me happy, or help me feel loved. But the only thing that truly brings me hope—the only thing truly worth putting my hope in—is Jesus Christ. I could write a novel about this. Instead, I will leave you with my favorite Bible verse and an open invitation to ask me any questions you might have on the subject.
"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:10
May 2010-August 2010
Crew Member:
June 4-July 27, 2012
Summer Beach Project
June 1-July 31, 2012
I attended my first year of Beach Project as a Disciple, which means that I was led in Bible study with two other girls by a room leader.

The four of us lived together in the Sandman Motel in Ft. Walton Beach, FL, along with about 200 other college students.

During the day we work at jobs that we have to find on our own. At night we have Bible studies, worship times, and teaching seminars.

On weekends we had themed socials that consisted of assigned group dates, dinner, dancing, and lots of pictures.
Crew Member:
June 5-July 26, 2013
Worked at a Costa family franchise in East Destin, FL, as part of Summer Beach Project, a ministry of Campus Outreach.

Worked mostly on the food assembly line, but occasionally worked the front drive thru handing out orders or the back drive thru collecting money.
Room Leader:
Summer Beach Project
June 1-July 31, 2013
I attended my second Beach Project as a room leader. Unlike my first year, this meant not only that I was IN a Bible study with other room leaders led by a team leader, but also that I led a Bible study with the disciples who were in my room.

As a room leader you are responsible for spending time with each of the girls in your room, attending weekly room leader training meetings, and setting the example of how to behave in the workplace.
Briarwood Fellows Program
September 7, 2013-May 30, 2014
Social Media
Adobe Suite
Microsoft Office
Gallatin Country Club
Out of dozens of applicants, I (along with 11 others) was selected to be a part of the 2013-2014 Briarwood Fellows Program.

Worked in a paid internship Monday-Wednesday. Seminary classes Thursday-Friday. Accountability groups on Tuesday nights. College ministry on Wednesday nights. Tutoring on Thursday afternoons. Leadership seminars on Friday afternoons. Church on Sundays.
try one of these:
....................................................... my personal Facebook profile
....................................................................................... my Twitter account
.......................................................................................................... my LinkedIn profile
........................................................................................... my personal blog
..................................................................... my photography website
Est. 1991
Where do you want to be in 20 years?
Twenty years from now is a concept that sometimes seems hard for me to grasp. I know that—Lord willing—I'll be alive and doing
with my life, but I have a hard time seeing what exactly that something is. If the choice were mine, I want to be married, living in Colorado, doing photography, and mentoring girls. But I know that my life is first and foremost dedicated to Christ, and that above all else I want to be serving Him faithfully both 20 years from now and 80 years from now, regardless of what that might look like.
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