Sarah Carswell

Education history

2011 Enrolled in Bachelor of Journalism at University of Canberra majoring in International Studies.
2003 Completed Higher School Certificate at the Bega Valley Christian College

Certificates

Responsible Service of Alcohol
Responsible Service of Gambling
Senior First Aid Certificate
Full Australian Drivers License

Relevant Employment History

Name of employer: Mount Hotham Skiing Company
Position or title: Intern
Dates of employment September 5th – September 16th

  • Writing articles for the Hotham Herald: E-newsletter
  • Writing articles for Mount Hotham website
  • Taking photo’s of sponsorship signage around the resort
  • Co-ordinating the Spring Carnival
  • Delivering the ‘Whats On’ to local business’s in mount Hotham and Dinner Plain

Name of employer: 666 ABC Canberra
Position or title: Intern
Dates of employment July 18th – July 29th

• Pitching story ideas to the morning program every morning at 7am
• Chasing up contacts
• Assist in producing the morning program
• Greeting guests in and showing them out of the studio
• Creating audio packages to air on the morning program
• Interview talent for packages
• Meet deadlines on time

Name of employer: Eastern University Games
Position or title: Volunteer Journalist
Dates of employment July 4th – July 7th

• Finding stories for the sports, Netball, Hockey, Volleyball and Tennis
• Completing two stories a day
• Meeting the deadline at 3pm
• Interviewing competitors

Name of employer: Boots n all (Paddy Pallin travel magazine)
Position or title: Assistant editor
Dates of employment October 6th 2009- October 10th 2009

• Assist in the editing of stories
• Correct any spelling and grammar mistakes
• Proof read the articles

Recent Employment History

Name of employer: Paddy Pallin
Position or title: Sales Assistant
Dates of employment November 2008 – current
• Providing customers with accurate outdoor adventure equipment advice
• cleaning and tidying of racks
• opening and closing of the store on weekends
• Solving customer complaints and handling cash.

Name of employer: The Manor, Perisher Valley
Position or title: Housekeeping supervisor
Dates of employment June 2008- September 2008
• cleaning and tidying of guest rooms
• organizing staff with rosters
• prepared linen for laundry
• resolve any guest complaints about the rooms
• issued any special requests

Name of employer: Amanda and Paul Glover, Back of Bourke
Position or title: Governess
Dates of employment January 2008- June 2008
• organizing the terms school work
• making sure the children completed their homework
• cleaning and tidying of the schoolroom
• assisting the children with any questions

Name of employer: Snowy Gums Chalet, Perisher Valley
Position or title: General Hotel assistant
Dates of employment June 2007- October 2007
• servicing guest rooms
• preparing evening meal for the guests
• washing up dishes
• waitressing and serving guest at the bar
• Checking in and out guest upon arrival and departure

Name of employer: Harburn House, West Calder Scotland
Position or title: General Hotel Assistant
Dates of employment September 2006- March 2007
• Servicing of guest rooms
• Waitressing for conferences, weddings and shooting parties
• Serving tea and coffee
• Preparing meals for guests
• Cleaning and tidying of the house

Name of employer: Alison and Gordon McCloud, St Andrews Scotland
Position or title: Nanny/Au-pair
Dates of employment October 2005-August 2006
• Cooking and cleaning after the children
• Helping them with homework
• Picking them up and dropping them off at school
• Taking them to after school activities

Name of employer: Ammerdale House, Arncliffe, Yorkshire Dales England
Position or title: General Hotel assistant
Dates of employment April 2005- September 2005
• Servicing of guest rooms
• Serving tea and coffee
• Preparing meals for guests
• Cleaning and tidying of the house
• Washing and laundering of linen

Name of employer: Bega Cheese, Bega
Position or title: Trainee factory worker
Dates of employment January 2004- February 2005
• Cleaning and tidying of factory floor
• Ensured the order was completed
• Stacking boxes
• Cutting cheese
• Packaging cheese
• Sanatising the line and work area before and after every shift
• Setting up and packing down the line

References

Rune Patterson, Manager Paddy Pallin, Phone: (02) 6257 3883 Email: Canberra@paddypallin.com
Written: Rod Smith, Production Supervisor Bega Cheese Co-operation society

Interests and Objectives

On completing this degree I hope to establish myself as a journalist in the Broadcast/Online/Radio arena. These aspects of the media allow me to be more active and practical which suits my personality.

I have an outgoing, bright and cheerful personality and work well either independently or as part of a team.

My other interests include, travelling and meeting new people, reading, skiing, soccer and socializing with family and friends.

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