My first blog of the New Year! A lot has happened since I last posted here in December, but I wanted to start by filling people in on my new full-time, salaried job (insert I'm now officially settled into my new role as Business Development Coordinator at Hirons, and I've been getting a lot of questions… Continue reading What does a Business Development Coordinator do?
As anyone who follows me on social media knows by now, I took a course this semester called J360, otherwise known as Online Public Relations. The course is essentially designed to be an overview of social media and its many uses in the PR world. I thought it would be easy. Having used social media… Continue reading My Final Thoughts on #J360
Next week, I will be transitioning out of my role as the lead scholar of Social Justice Education at IUPUI and saying goodbye to the scholarship program in order to fulfill my new full time role at Hirons. Needless to say, I cried quite a bit at my last SJED Christmas Party this morning. I… Continue reading A Personal Update
When family members hit me up for Christmas gift ideas, I usually have a hard time coming up with ideas. I’m sure they have an even harder time finding gifts! To help out my fellow 20-somethings, I’ve put together a short list of useful items that I have either received as presents or purchased myself.… Continue reading Three Useful Gifts for 20-somethings
I’m going to be honest here, I don’t know much about making videos. (Especially not about making videos that are good enough quality to put on the internet for the world to see.) For your benefit and mine, here are a few tools to help a novice like myself make decent web videos: Begin by… Continue reading Web Video Tools & Tips for Hopeful Creators
With roughly 200 days until graduation, I am acutely aware of how little time I have left at IUPUI. I’m a very sentimental person. I tend to connect deeply with the people and places in my life. Though I know wonderful new things are just on the horizon, I am dreading the emptiness that will… Continue reading Collecting Places to Call Home
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?
“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
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’
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