The Road to Grad School Part 2

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.

Internship Diary Part 2

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“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.

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Internship Diary Part 1

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“You are always so happy! Why are you always so happy?” Susan Beddingfield, the Accounting Assistant for the Florida Theatre, said this to me a few days ago and at the time I just smiled in reply. Today, while making an outline for my first internship report for the summer of 2014, I realized that one of the reasons I am so happy is because this Converged Communications internship could not have been more perfect. Continue reading

News Article Sample: The Karpeles Museum

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“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.

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My Jacksonville is Beautiful

 

My Jacksonville is beautiful.
On the East coast, the beaches are thick with surfers and rednecks during the days and weekends, and crawling with romantics and the residentially challenged at night.
The deep Westside suburb of Baldwin, where I have grown up, hosts a hundred mossy pecan trees and haunting southern plantation homes.
The hidden marshlands near the North give a full taste of the beautiful Everglades.
Downtown, the smell in the air is a mixture of salt water and Maxwell House Coffee, and the skyline feels reminiscent of Bruce Wayne’s Gotham City.
Bursting with delicious dining, beautiful libraries and museums, sports and entertainment for every day of the week, this city is anything but boring.
Diverse in community and eclectic in culture, my Jacksonville is beautiful.

-Jacksonville Amy