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Bridgid Cassin May 2019 Resume (PDF File)

 

BRIDGID CASSIN

330-531-0857 | bridgidcassin@gmail.com | bridgidcassin.com

 

Relevant Experience

WRITER AND EDITOR | YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY | AUGUST 2016 to PRESENT

  • Creating content for publication in New Frontiers research magazine
  • Leading publication partnership between College of Graduate Studies and Office of Research
  • Investigating leads for story ideas
  • Interviewing researchers, graduate students, and grantees among faculty and staff
  • Composing both short and longform articles profiling researchers and projects
  • Photographing a number of subjects in varied settings
  • Collaborating with marketing and creative design departments on magazine layout and design using content management software such as Office365, GatherContent, and Dropbox
  • Publishing content online and in hard copy according to budget and audience needs
  • Proofreading grant proposals prior to submission
  • Aiding with copyediting, formatting, pagination and other document design tasks as needed using programs like Microsoft Office Suite, Google Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Working independently and in a timely manner in order to meet deadlines and goals

 

Education

MASTER OF FINE ARTS | YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY | MAY 2019

  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing with focus in fiction
  • 4.0 grade point average
  • Graduate certificate in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Presented research on children’s literature and related topics at local, regional, and national conferences

MASTER OF ARTS | ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY | MAY 2008

  • M.A. in English with a focus on literature
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Graduate assistentship in Campus Ministry, facilitating service projects for students

BACHELOR OF ARTS | ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY | MAY 2007

  • B.A. in English
  • Minors in art and philosophy
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Worked in university writing center

 

Work Experience

TRIVIA HOST | SPORCLE LIVE TRIVIA | MAY 2018 to PRESENT

  • Executing weekly trivia games in a restaurant venue
  • Problem-solving and multitasking while facilitating gameplay, in person and through digital interfaces
  • Maintaining social media accounts to market a unique trivia show while adhering to branding standards
  • Utilizing Facebook Analytics and other tools to measure engagement and effective strategy

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR | WALSH UNIVERSITY and others | AUGUST 2012 to PRESENT

  • Teaching composition courses in English, Communications, College Credit Plus, and Structured or Development Education
  • Creating lesson plans, exams, assignments, and syllabi for onsite classes
  • Designing and delivering content for online courses
  • Utilizing online course content tools such as Angel, Sakai, and Blackboard for gradebook, syllabus, course calendar, and assignment submissions
  • Evaluating student work and maintaining grades in keeping with academic standards and schedules

ADMIN AND PAYROLL | Q.B.S., INC. | JULY 2010 to JANUARY 2013

  • Worked with military representatives and subcontractors to monitor and maintain certified payroll on military construction sites
  • Kept detailed records and coordinated professional communication in a fast-paced office setting
  • Created accident prevention plans and other compliance documents for individual job sites
  • Performed various administrative tasks on an as-needed basis

 

Publications

  • Over forty articles written or edited for AtlasObscura.com.
  • Religious Themes in YA Literature,” Humanities and Social Sciences Online, September 25, 2017.
  • “Dead Hand Man, 1953,” short fiction, Jelly Bucket Issue #7, Summer 2017 (Pushcart Prize nominee).
  • The Asaph Church Witch, 1826,” short fiction, Jenny Magazine, Fall 2016.
  • Birdsong,” short fiction, Jenny Magazine, Spring 2012.
  • “The Bay,” short fiction, Verbal Pyrotechnics, October 2010.

 

Community Service and Awards

  • YSU College of Graduate Studies GIANT Award, August 2018.
  • Lit Youngstown, volunteer, 2018.
  • Juniper Summer Writing Institute, full scholarship recipient, 2018.
  • Jenny Magazine, nonfiction editor and treasurer, 2016 to present.
  • English Festival, volunteer, 2016 to 2019.
  • YSU Graduate Premiere Scholarship, 2016 to 2019.

 

Penguin side portrait available on Redbubble.