Exciting things are happening, everyone! This week I am finalizing my statement of purpose to send to Florida State University. My letter goes into detail about why I want to continue my education in the Integrated Marketing Communication program, and how my undergraduate work shows that I will be successful if accepted! In order to set myself apart from the other applicants, I worked with a wonderfully talented and dear friend (and the sweet Faith Kinman) and made this video to send to the admissions committee. The video is a visual representation of the content in my statement of purpose, and my intent was for it to be short, sweet, and full of Seminole spirit! 😉 If it is God’s will for me to study at FSU, it will happen, and if not-this has been a really fun journey anyways! 🙂 A big HUG and even bigger THANKS to everyone who has been so supportive and encouraging throughout this entire graduate school process: FSCJ’s phenomenal Rawlslyn Francis, my wonderful #ConComms cohort Jennifer Ray Miles, all the staff at Downtown Vision, Inc. and of course my sweet friends Holly, Lorin, Cristina, Kathryn, and Susan at the Florida Theatre.
8 AWESOME Things: 8. I took a week off from my internships in August to travel to Nicaragua to show kindness and love to the people there, and tell them why I am living my life to glorify God. It … Continue reading
“This year, over 1,000 artists, performers, and entertainers used our stage to tell their story. This year, we were able to use your support to continue to tell ours.” This year, the opportunity to intern at the Florida Theatre in the heart of downtown Jacksonville has been an incredible chapter in my story.
(This is a sample press kit for a hypothetical public relations case including Press Release, Social Media Plan, FAQ/Fact Sheet, and Blog Post.)
Three of the sweetest and most underappreciated things in life are: Receiving a card in the mail. (I mean a REAL handwritten birthday or Christmas card! How awesome is that?!) BREAKFAST (What an honor to be THE most important meal … Continue reading
“My family is so important to me.”
A 20 minute interview with my great grandmother at a fish fry a couple weekends ago and this was her constant theme: family.
A Treasure in Springfield
“It’s the only place in Jacksonville that haunts, entertains, teaches, mesmerizes, and delights me all at the same time.”
Gloria pauses for a long time after she gives this description and gazes up at the few clouds hanging in the sky, obviously envisioning images from her memory that she can’t possibly begin to justly describe. Thin and dressed in various shades of black with the exception of thick green woolen socks poking out of her scuffed loafers, her face shows that she has lived a long but careful life and it is framed by a soft black winter hat and medium length grey hair. Her 60 year old eyes look excited for our interview where she can bear to me the beautiful details of her beloved home for 4 days a week and 7 hours a day, The Karpeles Manuscript Museum.
The Shell/Ogoni Injustice
Royal Dutch Petroleum, most commonly known as the world’s second largest oil company- Shell, has been pumping oil out of Nigeria since 1958 (Center, 2013). The Ogoni people are estimated to have been established as a people group in southeast Nigeria since at least 15 BC (Joshua, 2013). The human rights violations of Shell towards the Ogoni people is horrifically brutal, crookedly unfair, and very real. Some people and organizations around the world are aware of the situation between Shell and the Ogoni people and are taking action; for the uninformed-action will come when they are educated on the issue, and provided with ways to combat it.
5 original photographs from a 30 minute ‘time-challenge’ photography assignment to showcase my favorite places at FSCJ South Campus on Beach Boulevard.