Ashley Hodge Resume

I am a current Junior at Clemson University from Newburyport, Massachusetts. As a Sports Communication major, I aspire to become a sports broadcaster or producer in the future where I hope to cover humanistic stories of athletes and the impacts they have on the public. Ideally I would love to work during ice hockey or baseball seasons, college or professional, but am open and willing to accept any opportunity that is available to me.

Thanks, Ashley

PERSONAL STATEMENT

“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re 17 and planning for someday. And then quietly and without you ever really noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life."

At nineteen, I have to plan my life out, decide which classes to take, and what I want to do.

From the time I was five, I was traveling from rink to rink with my dad, sitting in the radio booths with my own headset, watching as he broadcast college hockey games. Before games I would make my way down to the locker rooms with him, wearing my own personal badge, and watch as he interviewed coach after coach, asking their strategies heading into the game and their overall take of the team's dynamics. I, on the outskirts, was able to learn far more about ice hockey than any other five year old girl. During the game I would sit at the edge of my chair, leaning over the radio booth, yearning to get closer to the ice, closer to the action. I would map out ice rinks in my five star notebook, retrace plays the team in front of me had just executed, and keep account of offensive statistics for both teams. I was witness to this for twelve years. I would watch, and wait my turn, hoping they would let me say a few words of my own. I would wake up to watch ESPN first thing in the morning with my dad, recount every sporting event that took place the night before, and quickly learn which players and teams were ranked highest, and who was likely to advance to the playoffs. I knew the statistics, I knew the plays, I knew exactly how I was supposed to react, and I could picture myself executing all of them while I was sitting in the radio booth with my dad. I fell in love with sports by this exposure. Now, at nineteen years old, I couldn't imagine my life without athletics.

I've been to fields and rinks, ridden on the obnoxious yellow school buses that shoot you upward on every bump to and from games. I have met my best friends and worst enemies through this journey. At seventeen years old, I rode these buses for the last time.

At nineteen, I am trying to plan for someday, while living in today. Because my life has always been centered around athletics, I couldn't imagine my life in the future without them. Instead of leaving them behind, I have decided that I will become a sports broadcaster or producer when I graduate college. I may not be able to be on the field, But I will be back where I started, watching and analyzing games in front of me.

Professional Experience

As an intern within Clemson University's Athletic Video Department since January 2016, I have had the opportunity to video sporting events for Tiger Cast and ESPN3. I have also recorded coach Dabo Swinney's weekly and post-game press conferences.

I have also created game sub-clips and player melts for every Division 1 sport offered at Clemson University using Adobe Premiere.

I had the opportunity to create award videos for the Clemson Student Athlete Award Banquet Spring of 2016.

I have used Blackstorm to upload content to the video boards during home football games

Lastly, I have learned how to work replay during baseball games in 2017.

I joined the student-run television program on campus, TigerVision in January of 2017 working on Tuesday night's sports show.

I have managed cameras, operated the teleprompter, and have controlled basic switchboard functions while serving as a producer.

As an intern with Celebrity Marketing in Boston, Massachusetts from May- August 2016, I held the responsibility of contacting athletes and other celebrities with their own charities for donations and event partnerships.

I also helped run various events for the company's charity, Celebrities for Charity, including Rob Ninkovich's "Ninko Pong" Tournament and Ray Bourque's golf tournament.

As an intern with Clemson's Associate Athletic Director, Kyle Young, I learned valuable skills that are necessary to organize team expenses and daily activities during the spring semester of 2016.

I accurately recorded the men's soccer and baseball budget including travel expenses, equipment, and recruitment.

I also compiled employment benefits into a new aesthetically pleasing package for new employees of the University.

As a high school senior I volunteered at the local television station, Port Media to learn about the industry I was pursuing.

I learned how to broadcast, direct, interview, and edit film.

I announced as the color analyst for Newburyport High School's football, ice hockey, basketball, and softball games and continue to fill this role over Winter Breaks for the hockey team.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Programs I have used include: Blackstorm, Microsoft Office Applications, Word Press, and Adobe Applications including Premier Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Spark.

ACADEMIC AND CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

Academically, I have excelled through my time at Clemson.

I made the President's List Spring Semester of 2016 by maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

I made the Dean's List Fall Semester of 2015 and 2016 by maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA.

I am an active member of the Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Co-Ed Fraternity in the Beta Kappa Chapter at Clemson University and was inducted into the fraternity in February 2017

I have been a Sports Contributor and Photographer for the school newspaper, The Tiger.

As a member of Central Spirit, I have had the opportunity to travel to many of Clemson's football and baseball games, both home and away, and have been a dedicated fan of all Clemson athletic programs since my involvement in August 2015.

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