Matt A. Derechin
350 Crossings Boulevard, #1211
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 215-1426



EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts Degree: Case Western Reserve University, May 1992
Major: English Minors: Comparative Literature, Psychology.
Independent Investigation: "Feminine Roles in Modern American Cinema: A Case Study."
Dean's High Honors, Spring 1991.
Significant Courses: Introduction to Film, American Cinema from 1940 to Present, Foreign Cinema from 1940 to Present, Shakespeare: Tragedy and History Plays, The Avant Garde Novel, Trends in Recent Fiction, Critical Thinking in the Social Sciences.
Computer Proficiency:
Macintosh: Microsoft Word, Quark Xpress, and Ready, Set, Go.
IBM: Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Excel, Netscape, NewsEdge, Pagemaker, Wordperfect 5.1, Word for Windows, and Powerpoint.

EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH ANALYST
University of Miami, Planning and Institutional Research, Miami, Florida, 10/94-8/97
Edit and prepare the strategic plan for presentation to the Board of Trustees. Proof and edit all outgoing reports from the department. Write research reports detailing the results of the university's participation in the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Prepare all of the department's presentations.

NEWS EDITOR
Business Wire, Boston, Massachusetts, 1/94-10/94
Proofread and edit press releases. Format releases according to Associated Press style and Business Wire style guidelines. Monitor NewsNet, Associated Press, Bloomberg, and other financial wires for clients.

NEWS ASSISTANT
Business Wire, Boston, Massachusetts, 8/93-1/94
Responsible for the trafficking of news releases for entire office staff. Monitor Dow Jones news wires for information pertaining to clients. Maintain database information for over 70 clients. Oversee upgrading and repair of all computer equipment for office of eleven people. Type press releases and field incoming phone calls.

SPORTS EDITOR
The Observer, the student newspaper of CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio, 3/90-3/92
Supervised five writers and two photographers; assigned story coverage and photo opportunities. Wrote two stories a week and edited sports writers' stories. Responsible for the layout of two to three pages per week, utilizing Ready, Set, Go! desktop publishing program.

ACTIVITIES

Varsity Track & Field, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Residence Life, and Residence Life Selection Committee

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