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Kayla Elkin

Student at Clemson University majoring in Dual degrees in English and Sociology
I am a Clemson University student seeking graduate-level education and opportunities to continue my research in the area of sociology of the environment
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Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City named to Clemson University President's List

Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City has been named to the President's List at Clemson University. Elkin, whose major is English, made the President's List for the fall 2019 semester. To be named to...

January, 23 2020 - Verified by Clemson University
Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City named to Clemson University President's List

Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City has been named to the President's List at Clemson University. Elkin, whose major is English, made the President's List for the spring 2019 semester. To be named ...

June, 13 2019 - Verified by Clemson University
Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City named to Clemson University President's List

Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2018 semester. Elkin is majoring in English. To be named to the President's List, a s...

June, 27 2018 - Verified by Clemson University
Kayla Elkin Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Kayla Elkin of Peachtree City, Georgia, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Elkin was in...

February, 28 2018 - Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City named to Clemson University President's List

Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the fall 2017 semester. Elkin is majoring in English. To be named to the President's List, a stu...

February, 16 2018 - Verified by Clemson University
Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City named to President's List at Clemson University

Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring 2017 semester. Elkin is majoring in English. To be named to the President's List, a s...

June, 29 2017 - Verified by Clemson University
Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City named to President's List at Clemson University

Kayla R. Elkin of Peachtree City has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the fall 2016 semester. Elkin is majoring in English. To be named to the President's List, a stu...

February, 23 2017 - Verified by Clemson University
Kayla Elkin was recognized for earning an academic award
I was awarded the Larson-Krupka Award for Excellence in Sociology in Spring 2018. This prestigious award is given by the Department of Behavior, Social, and Health Sciences to a rising senior majoring in sociology who demonstrates excellent academic, service, and volunteer work.
Spring 2018 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for winning a scholarship
Porter Adams Family Scholarship
Spring 2017 - Fall 2017 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for earning a spot on the President's list
Fall 2016 - Spring 2019 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for winning a scholarship
Barbara Ferry Johnson Scholarship
Fall 2016 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for winning a scholarship
Out of State Tuition Scholarship
Fall 2016 - Fall 2017 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for graduating
Summer 2016 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for earning an academic award
Highest Achievement in Overall English
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for earning an academic award
Highest Achievement in Literature
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for earning an academic award
Highest Achievement in Psychology
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 - Added by Kayla
Kayla Elkin was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Fall 2013 - Spring 2015 - Added by Kayla
Clemson University Cultural Ambassadors
2016-2017: I joined African American History Month Committee and planned the "History Uncovered" Event, which was attended by over 60 people that I targeted through marketing via email, social media, and in-person oral communication. 2017-2018: I was voted Vice President of Clemson University Cultural Ambassadors. My duties included managed online polling to ensure that the meeting time can be attended by as many members as possible, recorded notes during the meetings, helping to plan and coordinate our events such as multicultural dining day and International Festival. 2018-2019: Due to my studying abroad in Fall of 2018, I could not hold an official leadership position in the organization. Instead, I was labelled an executive board member, volunteering to help the Vice President and President with any particular difficulties they may face, such as managing and preparing the food for International Festival, volunteering at our collaborative Holi event, and continuing to recruit new members.
Fall 2016 - Spring 2019 - Clemson University
Tigers Fighting Trafficking
Participated in meetings and marketing the club through flyers and in-person oral communication
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 - Clemson University
Clemson English Major's Organization
Spring 2017: I volunteered for one evening a week as a GED Tutor at Littlejohn Community Center, teaching and encouraging adult students in their pursuits of greater academic achievement in English and mathematics. Every Spring 2017-2019: I participated in Clemson's Annual Literary Festival by working at the book-selling table, marketing and selling the literature created by our guests to Clemson's students, faculty, and community. Fall 2019: I was voted unanimously as the Treasurer of the organization. My duties for the semester included creating a bank account for the club, managing our expenses and savings, and fulfilling all needed reimbursements to our members for organization-incurred costs.
Fall 2016 - Spring 2019 - Clemson University
Writing Fellow at Clemson University Writing Center

As a Writing Fellow through Clemson Honors, I collaborate with incoming and current students to improve their interdisciplinary writing skills and practices.

January 2019 - Present
Copy Writer and Contributor at The Tiger Newspaper

As a Copy Editor for The Tiger Newspaper, I catch and correct mistakes related to grammar, structure, and voice and make suggestions for improvements on about three articles per week every week during an academic semester. I also contribute on occasion, producing three articles for the newspaper so far, which can be found under my publications tab.

January 2019 - Present
Employee at NCG Cinemas

As an entry level employee at NCG Cinemas Fischer Crossings, I work a variety of jobs including cashier, ticket taker, usher, and refill. All of these roles utilize and expand upon my people-skills and my ability to multitask quickly and effectively.

May 2017 - June 2018
Intern at Slavery Today Journal

As the intern for Editor-in-Chief Jodi Henderson, I sought out and completed assignments independently. I mainly edited and reference-checked articles submitted to the journal, but also completed administrative tasks such as creating a calendar of conferences for the Editor-in-Chief and publishing Slavery Today's Calls for Papers on various databases that I located and found suitable for the journal's mission.

June 2016 - August 2016
Intern at Fayette County Public Library

I assisted the Head Children's Librarian in managing the children's section of the Fayette County Public Library. This included independently pinpointing tasks that need completing and doing so quickly and effectively. As a result, during my summer internship, my responsibilities included shelving books and maintaining neat, orderly shelves, assisting in planning and set-up for events put on by the library, and recording Lexile numbers in all of the books in the children's section.

May 2015 - August 2015
Groundling (Volunteer) at The Atlanta Shakespeare Company

I volunteer for six hours about once a month to help with the production of one show by the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. My role varies according to demand by the volunteer manager and includes taking tickets, bussing tables, working the gift shop's cash register, cleaning the facility, and completing other tasks as assigned by Volunteer Manager.

June 2013 - Present
Study Abroad at Clemson: the how's and the why's
What opportunities does study abroad offer for the undergraduate student? What does a student need to know when considering study abroad? In this article, I offer advice on these topics based on my personal experiences last year in Hyderabad, India.
September 2019 - Articles
Why use college dating apps?
When the editor of the Outlook (Opinion) section of The Tiger Newspaper ended up not having time to produce this article for the March print issue, I took over the project from him, using his notes to craft an article in about an hour before the paper needed to be finalized for printing. This article explores how, although often portrayed as tools of vanity, dating apps can improve communication and confidence in the confusing realm of college dating.
March 2019 - Articles
Was hosting the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta worth the cost?
I pitched the editor of the Outlook (Opinions) section of The Tiger newspaper to publish my article on why hosting the Super Bowl isn't necessarily as great for a city's economy as one might believe. The piece was accepted and run online on February 10, 2019.
February 2019 - Articles
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