Heather Sweeney, poet
MFA in writing + poetics, MA in English literature + language
San Diego University
Heather was applying for a specific academic job and needed help formatting her curriculum vitae.
I created a Master CV for her in both paper and electronic versions.
Working with me isn’t just about making sure your CV looks good. It’s important to make sure you’re not leaving anything off.
When working with Heather, we reviewed each category and item to showcase her experience.
What Heather says about working with me
“Jennifer is extremely professional and knowledgeable about how to organize and present my experiences on a CV, both in print and online.
I feel comfortable with her and she responded in a timely manner. I would, without a doubt recommend her services to my colleagues at the university.”
— Heather Sweeney
A fresh Curriculum Vitae for the academic job market
Information like address and phone number have been removed to preserve privacy.
When Heather was ready to start her own business, she got in touch again
“I recently had a valuable and helpful consultation with Jennifer van Alstyne, The Academic Designer, regarding my new writing and editing business, HCS Ink. Our conversation left me feeling inspired, motivated, and more focused.
Jennifer provided much needed insight on the specific steps I need to take to move forward with clearer purpose and vision. Jennifer’s practical advice and knowledge regarding business and networking made me feel more confident and organized.
I highly recommend The Academic Designer for writers and academics who are looking to expand their careers or businesses. Jennifer is a pleasure to work with!”
— Heather Sweeney
Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and public relations consultant. She founded The Academic Designer, LLC to help academics, researchers, and writers control their online presence and share their work with the world.
She holds a B.A. from Monmouth University in English, and an M.F.A. from Naropa University in Writing & Poetics where she was the Jack Kerouac Fellow. Jennifer also holds an M.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was one of four master’s fellows and a finalist for the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award.