nice to meet you
I’m Rory Coleman and in May I graduated from Elon University with a double major 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. 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. I owe so much to Elon’s Global Education Center and my parents for that opportunity!
With a dad who directs live sports and a mom who directs national news, I was raised to be a lover of sports and journalism. My favorite literary works include “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” (Robert Pirsig), “The Namesake” (Jhumpa Lahiri), and “A Walk in The Woods” (Bill Bryson).
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 in Orleans 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. I look forward to applying these skills at wherever I end up next!