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2832 Birmingham Blvd Orlando, Florida 32829

monique17s@aol.com

Objective To expand my experience and knowledge in the legal field. Education • William R. Boone High School – (anticipated graduation date: May 29, 2013) • Law Magnet • Overall GPA: 4.0 (weighted since 2012) • Dual Enrollment at Valencia Community College Leadership St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church • Youth Peer Ministry Leader (2010-present) Organized meetings and planned social gatherings • Vacation Bible School Adult Crew Leader (2008-2012) Liberty Middle School • Editor in Chief of 2008-2009 yearbook Experience Legend Yearbook Staff Member, Boone High School • Experience taking photographs, designing layouts, writing captions and sidebars, and conducting interviews. 2011-2012 • Camp Orlando: Publication Workshops 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference 2011 • Biennial three day experience of prayer, community and empowerment for Catholic teens Internship- Jose Rodriguez • Job shadowed criminal defense attorney Attended trials, observed new client interviews, researched prior motions Skills Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office programs: Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Publisher Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and InDesign knowledge Honors, Awards, and Memberships • Member of National Honor Society • Journalism Honor Roll/staff member • Quill and Scroll Honor Society Recommendations: Jose Rodriguez and Renee Burke

321-663-8520


2832 Birmingham Blvd Orlando, Florida 32829

monique17s@aol.com

321-663-8520

April 23, 2013 David Haenel Criminal Defense Attorney Finebloom & Haenel P.A. 2480 33rd Street Suite B Orlando, Florida 32839 Dear Mr. Haenel: I understand your firm always assigns several people to one case so that there is a variety of views and no stones left unturned. If you are looking for a fresh new perspective from someone who is willing to put in all the effort it takes to make sure that everything is reviewed, then please accept the attached resume for your consideration for an intern position where these diverse skills will be of value. After four years of being a student at Boone High school’s law magnet, I have a clear understanding of all rights a citizen of the United States obtains from the Constitution. I’m also a staff member of the national award winning Legend yearbook where I conducted interviews with a variety of students and teachers, worked with fellow staffers, and researched news articles. As an open-minded person, I am ready to hear both sides of any story and do my best to fight for what is fair. I enjoy researching and talking to people. Since I have job shadowed an attorney before, I know my way around the Orange County Courthouse. I am a quick learner and can work well under pressure. Your firm would help me strengthen my skills and performance as an attorney along with help me determine if criminal law is the branch I would like to take my career too. I would like to have an interview with you to discuss in detail my knowledge and abilities. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you at a convenient time. Thank you for your review and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Respectfully yours,

Monique Soriano Enclosed: resume


Self-Analytical Evaluation Journalism continues to be an exciting adventure to me. The more I do, the more I learn. I decided to get involved in Journalism in the seventh grade. Although the yearbooks in middle school were not as big as the ones in high school, I enjoyed working with my peers to produce something we would all cherish for years to come. Journalism taught me the importance of ethics and dedication. Ethics is always good to know, no matter what field you decide to get into in the future and dedication is what makes the difference from your work being good and amazing. If you are dedicated, that means that you are going to give whatever it is that you are doing everything you have. Paying attention to dates and schedules helped enhance my actual production skills. I remember starting this year and realizing that I had forgotten how to do many things. I was able to plan out my weeks and create plans on how to get everything done which helped me give myself that extra time that I needed to adjust back into the journalism zone. In return, it also helped with making deadline. Making deadline is very important in the business world and journalism helped me realize this. It felt good to make deadline on the first assignment because it made me feel like I started the year right so all I had to do was finish strong. This year I did not make every deadline, but I finished every page. I did not feel comfortable leaving my pages not completely finished and then just pass it on the editor to do the rest of the work. I made sure that all the interviews were made, pictures were placed and that nothing was missing like folio quotes or secondary coverage. To me that all had to do with team work. It is unfair for someone who already has a ton on work on their plate to have to finish someone else’s. This is why I liked to help out when I could and used my second and first period to help others get interviews. It’s all about being a team player. Helping the team, helps the final results of the production. Journalism reminds me a lot about track. Although you have individual events, which can be seen as your writing and photography, you still are a part of a team that needs you to cheer it on and help it on its bad days. Sales and advertising this year was a lot different than last year. Due to all the new social media networks created, trying to sell yearbooks became more exciting to do. There were moments where you would have a whole conversation on the reasons to buy a yearbook and why to buy it early. It was nice to see all the facebook posts and tweets about it because it made you see that this book was important to a lot of people. When pages were being threatened to be cut, it was crazy to see all the students who were not in yearbook or newspaper getting the word out to buy your yearbook. Sales and ads has taught me that it is the best way to link the community together. Journalism is a very valuable course to take because it is not just journalism; it teaches you values that you will use in any field of study. It has taught me the importance of ethics and dedication, enhanced my feelings toward teamwork, showed me that mass communications is actually the major I want to take up in college and inspired me even more to help my community. I plan on double majoring at the University of South Florida in mass communications and psychology. I have already been interviewed by the golf channel and bright house to be a part of their internship program over the summer for those interested in mass communications and I hope be accepted in one of those soon, but I thank everyone who has impacted my life though the five years that I have been learning journalism. It has opened my eyes in more ways than one and I can’t wait to learn more.


Reflection One My deadline four piece, Dual Enrollment, is my favorite piece of work this year. I gained the most experience this deadline since I had to actually travel with the people I was interviewing and take part in their work. It was not difficult to complete, but it wasn’t easy either. I had to contact the Dual enrollment coordinator and set up days that I could go and take pictures along with checking through the entire list of students enrolled and picking who I can interview. This deadline made me realize that mass communications

was the major I wanted to go for in college. It made me work and kept me active the whole deadline. I loved talking to all the different classes and learning from the interesting instructors there. This was the first deadline where nothing was dull. The pictures were exciting to take and the story was fun to write. I felt like a true journalist.


First Drafts


Final Draft


Reflection Two My deadline four piece, Dual Enrollment, is my favorite piece of work this year. I gained the most experience this deadline since I had to actually travel with the people I was interviewing and take part in their work. It was not difficult to complete, but it wasn’t easy either. I had to contact the Dual enrollment coordinator and set up days that I could go and take pictures along with checking through the entire list of students enrolled and picking who I can interview. This deadline made me realize that mass communications was the major I wanted to go for in college. It made me work and kept me active the whole deadline. I loved talking to all the different classes and learning from the interesting instructors there. This was the first deadline where nothing was dull. The pictures were exciting to take and the story was fun to write. I felt like a true journalist.


First Draft


Final Draft


Reflection Three

This photo expresses the emotion of a mother having to leave her child. The scene takes up the frame and there is depth of field. The light shining down on the couple in focus adds dramatic effect to the picture; drawing the reader in because they will become interested to know what th picture is portraying. ananomyofgrey 10-1_soriano


Reflection Three

These pictures uses creative angles since i had to go under the car with him to take this photo. The picture fills the frame and the light adds a unique glow to the students face. The subject is not dead center so the rule of thirds rule was upheld. This was a fun photo shoot to take because the student did a variety of different things with cars that made for exciting pictures. Dualenrollment_soriano


When I was assigned the golf page I tried to think of what exciting pictures would I be able to get. The first thing that popped to mind was a picture of a golfer hitting the ball out of the sand with the sand behind him like a wave. When i finally got it I was crazy excited. They coach loved it and told me that it had to be in the year book. I just wish it was better quality so it could have been the dominant. This photo has leading lines in the field and the golf club. golf _soriano


Reflection Four I believe that I was an asset to this staff and the 2013 edition Legend because although I wasn’t there outside of the classroom for many of the team events, I always tried to do something inside the classroom. I enjoyed helping others when they needed interviews and providing food on workdays. I have helped with yearbook sales by twitting and instagraming and I also helped burn CDs when the server was full. I take everything I do seriously. Once you say that you are going to be a part of something, you always have to be committed. I committed to this publication last year and I am proud that I stayed with it this year.


Reflection Five Since this was my senior year, there were many hardships with time and dates. There were times when I had to make up tests in the morning, so I came early to school, stay after school for a workday until 6 p.m. and then go to a peer minister meeting at 7 p.m. that ended at 10 p.m. I learned that there are going to be times that you are going to have crazy schedules that you can’t change. It’s best to stay positive and try to keep a good attitude. This was a life lesson. If you allow yourself to get overwhelmed and think negatively of the situations you are in, you prevent yourself from moving forward and getting everything done effectively. I think I handled the juggling of time a lot better this year than last year so I’m proud of myself for the improvement, but I know I can improve more.


Reflection Six My three goals for the second half of the year was to make deadline five early, participate in yearbook outside school, and make an amazing portfolio. I had started getting my pictures for my deadline early and got the interviews at the beginning of the deadline. Although I did not reach my goal, I was proud of the page that I had produced. I was not very late on my page and everyone graded it. My second goal was very hard to do because of senior year and my crazy schedule. I will reach my goal technically at the senior dinner, but although I wasn’t able to go to a yearbook event besides workdays and relay for life, I did talk to more staff members during the day outside the yearbook classroom. My last goal was reached. I like this portfolio more than last year and it took a lot of time to make and think of. This was definitely an interesting experience.


Reflection Seven Y32. Academic Spread – This was

the piece that made me realize that mass communications was what I wanted to major in college so it means a lot to me. I enjoyed everything about this page and it was one that did not have as many correction edits on copy as the others.

Y6. Personality Profile – I think

the story of Liz and Hector make these students three dimensional. It shows an interesting side of students the rest of the school does not see since they are gone half the day. To me it was an interesting piece sharing the goals of some outstanding kids.

Y2. Sports Reporting – Golf was in

interesting sport to do this year. I didn’t know anything until I asked the coach a ton of questions the first day. When I first turned in body copy I was re-subbed, but I talked to my editor about what she wanted and I wasn’t re-subbed again throughout the grading process. I like this story and believe it does take the reader back into the season.


Reflection Eight This year I learned a lot more skills. Last year I knew all the basics when it came to writing, photos and design, but this year I was able to take the basics and expand to produce more effective writing and more interesting pictures. My first portfolio was a simple background made with a lighting effect. All I had to do was copy the background to all the other pages and scan in art work to make it seem more colorful. This year I used brushes to create different backgrounds so that the pages weren’t so redundant. A butterfly on each page carried a theme of life and growth throughout the portfolio and a variety of pictures showed that I could do more than make a background. Last year, I felt like most of my pages were good, but not great. When I looked at other’s photos and read their stories I learned how I wanted to make my pages this year look. My photos this year were more exciting and interesting. For example on the Drama and Dual Enrollment page every picture is close up and showing an action that would intrigue someone to continue on to maybe actually read the story.


Deadline One “Community” - (Say Hello) Writing and Photography - captions and photos


“Sports” - Writing and Photography - Story, captions, and photos

Deadline Two


Deadline Two “Sports” - Writing and Photography - caption and photos


“Clubs” - Writing and Photography - Story, captions, and photos

Deadline Three


Deadline Four “Academics” - Writing and Photography - Story, captions, and photos


“Clubs” - Writing and Photography - Story, captions, and photos

Deadline Five


Deadline Seven “Sports” - Writing and Photography - Story, captions, and photos


“Sports” - Writing and Photography - Story, captions, and photos

Deadline Seven


Monique Soriano  

2013 Portfolio

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