nice to meet you
I’m Rory Coleman and in May I graduated from Elon University with majors in History and Strategic Communications and a minor in Dance. Some of my most recent experience in the fields of Communications and History include my internship at Carolina Ballet in the Marketing Department, my work in Elon’s History & Geography Department maintaining their social media presence and recruiting potential majors, minors, and faculty candidates, and the development and defense of my thesis (please ask me more about it, I even had to learn some French to complete it!) In the fall of 2018 I was fortunate enough to study abroad at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, which was easily the greatest experience of my life.
With a dad who directs sports and a mom who associate directs the news, I was raised to be a lover of sports and journalism (and their network rivalry). I’m a massive Warriors fan, newly very into my fantasy football team (the Roring Riptides) and have admired writers of both facts and fiction my whole life. My favorite literary works include “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert Pirsig, “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri, and “A Walk in The Woods” by Bill Bryson. And as you can tell, I’m an Oxford comma user, though I could give it up with enough convincing.
Right now, I am working in a cafe in the heart of Chatham’s main street in Cape Cod during the day, and waiting tables at a Brewery nearby at night. I’ve visited these businesses every summer, and am now helping each out as we adapt during the challenging COVID-19 Pandemic. As a member of the resilient Class of 2020, I am balancing my full-time “summer jobs” with my pursuit of finding employment in the field I studied and have dreamed of working in. I have learned so much in these busy restaurants about team work, efficiency, and customer/client relationships. And with around 70 hours of work a week, I have definitely realized how demanding but rewarding ‘the hustle’ can be. Here’s hoping I can put that hustle all into one company soon enough.