Determined Communicative Arts major and English minor with experience in content writing and public relations. Adaptable, self-motivated, and willing to approach challenges both individually and collectively.
I wrote this article during my internship at RedMoxy Communications in Delafield during the fall semester of my senior year. I performed a host of tasks throughout my time at RedMoxy, including social media work and blogging. My most significant one, however, I believe to be my ghost writing. I was able to create blog content for some of RedMoxy's clients. This one was written for Van Ness Chiropractic, a chiropractor in Illinois. Writing for RedMoxy's clients gave me the opportunity to create official client content. Writing articles such as these along with my other internship activities taught me how difficult it can be to discover what clients truly want. These articles helped me to become a more competent communicator by giving me the chance to be a professional putting my small group communication skills to use.
September 2018 -
Sport Communication Research Project
I had the opportunity to research and write in my favorite subject area - sports. Sport Communication in general was one of the favorite courses in my four years at Wisconsin Lutheran College. In the final, culminating project for the course, I wrote about the most shocking upset in the history of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament - UMBC's win over top-ranked University of Virginia. This project taught me how to do intensely disciplined research. Many people can see the outcome of this game as a monumental upset. I was able to take this a step further to find out what the lasting impact of the outcome could have on society and on the economical impact of sports. I'm confident that this will allow me to stand out as a professional decision maker in the workplace because I'll be able to do my due diligence in exploring the full impact of business decisions.
This project allowed me to get real-world experience in the area of public relations. I worked in a group of two alongside our client, Dr. Tom Kuster from Bethany Lutheran College. Our job was to run a campaign that would ideally improve the social media presence of The Christ in Media Institute. We created numerous public relations materials, including this blog post. In this blog post, we outlined exactly our process that allowed us to reach our goal. Ultimately, this project taught me how to perform under strict deadlines while adhering to the rules of creating public relations content. This project helped develop my ability to create public relations material and could one day allow me to land a job as a content writer.
April 2018 -
Advanced Writing Research Project
I performed research throughout the course of my Advanced Writing class during the spring of my junior year. I tackled a highly controversial discussion that has ramped up during the last couple of years: police brutality. I approached this discourse from both angles, taking a non-biased look at both sides of the issue. Some argue that systemic police brutality, especially that which is targeted against African Americans, continues to be prevalent in America, while others will claim it only occurs in isolated fashion. Both arguments are thoroughly and fairly discussed throughout the paper. It includes history of the discussion as well as governmental statistics.
This project was excellent for me in that it taught me how to view issues from a non-biased lens. It is critical to do extensive research to form an opinion rather than relying on media outlets to do so for me. This experience was a fantastic example of showing students how to think and make decisions outside of school walls - with an open mind and with as much information as possible.
April 2018 -
The Sword Front Page Article
I take great pride in my article that was featured on the front page of The Sword. I wrote this during my sophomore year, and it was a great opportunity for me to prove that I was a capable writer. My task was to get in touch with Wisconsin Lutheran College's newly hired men's basketball coach, Aaron Aanonsen, to find out more about his life and goals for the men's basketball program. My article was well-accepted and a success. Additionally, I believe it helped me land the position of Sports Section Editor on the newspaper staff. This article and the many that followed provided me with several excellent samples of my writing, which helped me land my internship at RedMoxy Communications. Being the Sports Section Editor helped me to become a great writer and a great communicator. The position demanded that I contact people I wouldn't normally otherwise associate with, and it also greatly improved my proofreading and editing ability.
To me, communication is more than just a degree; it is a constant, never-ending process. Communication is my responsibility, and I believe that communication is largely about relationships, both personal and professional ones. Maintaining relationships with past employers and coworkers is a primary goal of mine. I also believe that my nonverbal cues are paramount, especially regarding the quality of my professional work. I will consistently exemplify my ability to communicate both nonverbally and in general communication through the passion I put forth in all of my professional endeavors.
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