1. Darius L. Williams
(757) 725-1320 • email@example.com
1834 Wake Forest Rd., Campus Box 8261 641 21st
Winston-Salem, NC 27109 Newport News, VA 23607
“Motivated by the lessons of my mother and father, mentors, experiences and faith, I’ve dedicated my life to the service of others. My life’s
passions are for people and political reconciliation; for this reason, and for all people, in all that I do I strive only for excellence.”
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
BA COM: Rhetorical Studies, Minors: History & Religion, May 2016
BA COM GPA: 3.694—Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society member; Cumulative GPA: 3.269
Summer Management Program, WFU School of Business, Summer 2015
With honors, completed the Summer Management Program—an intensive 5-week course designed to introduce non-business
majors to the language, basics, and ethics of management, finance, strategies, leadership, and other aspects of business.
Other Relevant Courses: Political Communication, Argumentation, American Public Discourse, American Government & Politics,
African-American Rhetoric, Communication Activism, Race, Gender, & Media, Capitalism &Religion, and Citizenship.
EXTRACURRICULARS / ACTIVITIES
Research Fellow, Anna Julia Cooper Center, Pro Humanitate Institute, Wake Forest University, Summer 2015-present
Tough on Drugs and Tough on Incarcation: Rhetorical Critiism of Presidential Speeches a paper that is culmination of research
conducted under MSNBC’s and renown scholar Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, specifically regarding the intersection of race, gender,
the American South, economic justice, and presidential rhetoric.
Policy Hackathon, White House, DC, Summer 2015—advised and critiqued White House Senior Officials’ public policy.
President’s Aide, Office of the President, Wake Forest University, Spring 2015-present
Prestigious student leader position that allows students to represent the university & the Office of the President at alumni and
campus-sponsored events across the nation as well as directly advise the university’s president: Pres. Nathan O. Hatch.
Social Justice, Outreach, and Community Coordinator, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, WFU, Spring 2013-present
One fifth of InterVarsity’s Executive Team—coordinate a team of three students; organize events focusing on the intersection of
Christian faith and ethics, social justice, and outreach to produce positive, challenging, and inclusive WFU community.
Winston Salem Anti-Poverty Task Force, Office of the Provost, Wake Forest University, & City of Winston-Salem, Spring 2016
Student representative—works alongside other WFU students for Provost Rogan Kersh, the Office of the Mayor, the City of
Winston-Salem’s Anti Poverty Task Force, and other partners to organize events and produce policies meant to resolve Winston-
Salem’s jobs, housing, health, and education crisis.
Active Volunteer, Winston-Salem, NC, and Wake Forest University, Fall 2010-present
Crisis Control Ministry—serving the community through actively volunteering in their Food Bank services.
Wake Saturdays—serving the community through feeding my homeless brothers and sisters a weekly brunch.
FOREIGN STUDY / ACTIVITIES
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (TA), Wake Forest University, Casa Artom, Venice, Italy, Fall 2014
Teaching Assistant for COM 110: Public Speaking.
Created an organic curriculum and weekly one-hour long lab, having to teach my peers—persons my age—about the nature of
rhetoric, persuasion, and their relationship to the art of Public Speaking.
Wake Forest Casa Artom, Venice, Italy, Fall 2014
Participated in a total cultural immersion program; studied under Venetian professors, with students from the Ca’ Foscari University.
Helped organize the successful event Mob-ility Symposium and presented an original, independent research paper entitled Education
and the Un-Mobility of the Black-American alongside scholars from around the world.
Peacework Ambassador, International Service Trip: Vietnam, Wake Forest University, Winter 2015
For two weeks, participated as a service ambassador, constructing classrooms as well as creating organic lesson plans, alongside
Vietnamese partners, to teach Vietnamese elementary school children English.
Resident Advisor for freshmen, Residence Life & Housing, WFU, Spring 2014-present
Enforce and develop policy, embody leadership, and create programs to maintain positive community within Babcock Residence
Hall and the greater Wake Forest community.
Proactively impacts and guides young men as they grow and become members of public society.
Intern, Lead Summer Camp Counselor, and Volunteer, Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA, Newport News, VA, Summer 2011-2015
Undertook an intensive non-profit, leadership development internship and implemented a policy entitled Finding the Y that
focused on stimulating staff and membership interaction
Organized and lead early morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up services for the YMCA Summer Camp.
Communication / Inclusive: Outstanding written and oral communicator, speaker, motivator, and people-oriented leader.
Strategic / Analytical: Seeks to resolve given problem through solution-driven critical thinking and deliberative problem-solving skills.