I started out my college career thinking I would someday become a nurse because that’s what everyone I went to high school with went on to do. It wasn’t until my second year that I realized my calling was journalism all along. Since then, I’ve been happily pursuing my passions straight to my degree. Despite the rumors, I think this is an exciting time to be a journalist, and I am ready to fully engage in this new age of media.
My name is Carly Adams. I graduated from Wayne State University in August 2016 with a BA in journalism, finally. During my time at Wayne State University, I was very involved within the college community. I was a member of the Community of Scholars, as well as the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.
Within Alpha Gamma Delta, I have held three leadership positions which include two years as the publications coordinator. As a publications coordinator, I was responsible for creating and distributing the monthly newsletter, producing press releases, as well as compiling and documenting the chapter history. I received training in such skills like leadership, effective communication, team building, and social media conduct.
Aside from my active role in Alpha Gamma Delta, I was also a copy editor for The South End, the student newspaper at Wayne State University. It was my job to edit for proper grammar, style, and clarity in addition to formatting the article to post on the CMS. I also was a contributing writer for this publication. I have been able to cover many events, interview a variety of people, and produce quality articles meeting all deadlines.
I also was the editor-in-chief for The Odyssey Online, a national online publication. There, I was in charge of recruiting, staffing, and training new writers, holding monthly meetings to keep our team united as we set short term and long term goals, and ensure that deadlines are met by all. I also edited articles as they were submitted, checked for grammar and style errors as well as any formatting issues that may have occurred. Additionally, I contributed a weekly article by deadline.
Since then, I have been working as a communications associate for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Wayne State University. There, I research, create and post a variety of content including news articles, feature articles, profiles and various promotional materials. I also monitor media coverage while maintaining the college’s own social media accounts. Additionally, I frequently attend and photograph CLAS events to help promote the various departments at Wayne State.
I am currently seeking a position in which I can deepen my knowledge and skill set in the journalism field. If you would like to contact me, please fill out the form below and I will get in touch with you within 24 hours.