Sarah Hays


515-537-3905 |



2700 Union on Lincoln Way, Room 241

Ames, IA 50014 (current)

PO Box 521; Winterset, IA 50273 (permanent)


Seeking an internship for the summer of 2019 to deepen my knowledge within journalism through reporting, newsroom  and photojournalism experience.



Iowa State University: Ames, IA | Aug. 2016 – Present

1st Major: Bachelor of Arts – Journalism & Mass Communication

2nd Major: Bachelor of Arts – Psychology

  • Expected Graduation: Spring 2020

GPA: 3.34


  • Proficient in all Adobe software (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Premiere)
  • Experienced with video and digital cameras
  • Familiar with WordPress
  • Proficient in website design
  • Familiar with some coding
  • Experienced with breaking down technical terms/stories for the general public to understand


Work Experience

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering | Ames, IA       May 2018 – Present

Communications Intern

  • Write technical research stories
  • Cover events
  • Write feature stories
  • Update webpage
  • Format TVs
  • Photograph events
  • Run all social media
  • Create videos


Iowa State Daily | Ames, IA                                                                          Jan. 2018 – Present

Reporter & Photographer

  • Write weekly articles to be published
  • Photograph important events in Ames and surrounding areas
  • Interview others to gain knowledge regarding newsworthy stories


Iowa State Daily | Ames, IA                                                                      Sept. 2017 – Jan. 2018


  • Write weekly columns to run in the paper
  • Photograph for column topics


Stomping Grounds Café | Ames, IA                                                        May 2017 – May 2018


  • Properly create varying styles of coffee and coffee combinations for customers
  • Maintain a clean shop throughout the day
  • Collaborate with other employees to serve customers at a fast pace
  • Work nightly until early morning


Groth’s Gardens and Greenhouses | Winterset, IA                            Summer 2012 – 2016


  • Meticulously cared for flowers to produce bountiful gardens
  • Weeded and kept the cleanliness of gardens
  • Transported plants and bags of soil from fields to shop



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