The concept of working remotely, or working from home, sounds wonderful. And it can be, but it's not always about answering emails in your pajamas (although that definitely is a perk). People (including you) think you're never not on call If you're not clear about setting boundaries from the get-go, it can be hard to… Continue reading What it’s really like to work remotely
This week got off to a really poor start. Just as we were about to go to bed on Sunday night, Chelsea and I noticed some strange bruising on our dog Lola's belly. At first, I assumed she might have been itching herself too much and irritated her skin - I assumed there was nothing… Continue reading Why not now?
As a late 90s baby, social media has been popular for the majority of my life. Unlike some of my peers, who played a part early on in the social media revolution, I didn’t create my first online profile until I joined Facebook in 2010. (Well, unless you want to count Webkinz as social media.)… Continue reading My Personal Experience with Social Media
“Not everything has to be a big career move. Just slow down.” It sounds like strange advice, but it was something I needed to hear. These particular words of wisdom came to me from Amanda Bonilla, the Assistant Director of IUPUI’s Social Justice Education and my mentor of three years. She was checking in on… Continue reading Coping with the Unknown
Sort of. This week, those of us who are enrolled in the online public relations class at IUPUI were given an assigned topic to blog about: “any web videos and their importance to digital media.” This request from our professor was both specific and vague enough that I was stumped at first. Then, a light… Continue reading The Most Important Video on the Internet
This semester, I am enrolled in four classes, three of which are in-person and one is online. I spend roughly eight hours per week sitting in a classroom and I’m expected to spend more than triple that number of hours studying or working on assignments outside of the classroom. On top of my academic workload,… Continue reading It’s more than ‘Senioritis’
Let’s talk about Twitter. The social media platform has been around since 2006 and has undergone a lot of changes. The social media industry, as I mentioned in my last blog post, is ever-changing and Twitter is no exception. However, the app has come under fire lately for failing to keep its users safe from… Continue reading Should Twitter be doing more to protect its users?
Similar to most technological advances, the creation of social media has both positively and negatively impacted our society. On the one hand, it can help connect people. A person in need of a kidney transplant can spread the word via Twitter. Distant cousins can learn about the unexpected ways they are alike via Facebook. Acquaintances… Continue reading My Thoughts on Social Media
This week is unfortunately my final week as a member of the Indiana INTERNnet team. There have been so many great things about this experience, so for my last IIN blog post I have decided to reflect on my top five favorite parts of my summer internship: 5. Doing Research Coming up with blog and… Continue reading My top 5 favorite things about working for Indiana INTERNnet
Today was my last day as a public relations intern at HWC Engineering. Since May, I have been working with a team of individuals to create and execute public relations plans for three different mayoral candidates around the state. This was a truly unique experience for me, because it was both a pilot program and… Continue reading More than a Handful of Internships