resume - Lisa Du

Lisa Du
557 W 144th St. Apt. 3C  New York, NY 10031  +1(919)-360-3066
[email protected]  @lisadont 
Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs
New York, NY
- M.A. International Affairs
Expected May 2016
- Concentration: Economic and Political Development, Specialization: International Media & Advocacy
- Coursework: International politics; Multi-Platform Storytelling; Microeconomics; Programming for Entrepreneurs
- Honors: SIPA 1st Year Scholarship recipient (awarded to less than 20% of 1st year students)
- GPA: 3.7/4.0
Duke University
Durham, NC
- B.A. History / Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Certificate: Policy Journalism & Media Studies
May 2011
Wharton School of Business, Executive Education Program
Philadelphia, PA; Oct. 2012
- Seminar for Business Journalists participant on full scholarship.
Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan
Studied Abroad Fall 2009
New College, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Studied Abroad Summer 2008
Newsday, Business Reporter
Long Island, NY; July 2012 – August 2014
- Reported news stories on Long Island economy, small businesses, real estate and public companies.
- Wrote on national news events such as Hurricane Sandy, Sandy Hook school shooting, LIBOR financial scandal.
- Exclusively reported news on financing of local startups and economic development projects.
- Interviewed C-suite executives of local public companies for analysis on outlook of business.
- In charge of writing for business blog – increased web traffic and became point person for social media issues.
Business Insider, Finance Reporter
New York, NY; Sept. 2011 - June 2012
- Aggregated & reported on financial news for online startup during its growth stage with only 70 employees.
- Increased prominence of website by writing fast analysis on banking sector and financial regulation.
- Promoting work through social media channels, and used social media to mine story ideas.
dealReporter, Reporter/Intern
New York, NY; Sept. 2011
- Reported on mergers and acquisitions details of mid-sized companies for investor-focused publication.
The Charlotte Observer, Metro Reporter/Intern
Charlotte, NC; May - July 2010
- Wrote over 35 breaking news and feature stories for city section, as well as 5 front-page stories.
Shenzhen Daily, Copy Desk Intern
Shenzhen, China; June - July 2009
- Advised Chinese journalists on grammar & journalistic style in a bilingual work environment.
Zhengzhou, China
Zhengzhou Eastern New District Foreign Language School, Teaching Assistant
Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015
- Taught English classes for 7th & 8th grade Chinese students, focusing on Western culture & verbal expression.
Japan-America Student Conference, Delegate
July - August 2010
- Conceptualized grassroots program to resolve shortcomings in U.S. & Japanese education in research exchange.
- Society of American Business Editors & Writers–Best in Small Business coverage 2012
- New York State Associated Press Association - 1st Place in Business/Finance, 2013
- Press Club of Long Island Media Awards - 1st Place in Business Narrative, 2013
** All awards for series “After Hurricane Sandy,” shared among 4 reporters at Newsday
- Languages: Japanese (Proficient – JLPT Level 2 Certified), Mandarin (Conversationally fluent)
- Skills: Microsoft Office Word, Excel; Adobe Suite design tools (Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy); Bloomberg
terminal; HTML & CSS; Basic Ruby, PHP, SQL programming languages; search engine optimization
Foreign cinema, recipe testing, graphic design, crime-thriller novels