Friday, October 21, 2011

Social Media, the way, the truth and the light for Journalism, Public Relations, and Marketing majors.

 Jay F. Hicks came and spoke to my Journalism 2303 class this past week and gave us some advice for Journalism, Public Relations, and Marketing majors on how to do all you can to prepare ourselves for our jobs after college. I always thought just get an internship before you graduate, have a few connections and perfect your resume and you're good to go. False. Hicks informed the class on how to be the most marketable after college. What is the main thing you need to know? Social Media is key. The world is revolving around technology, so they is where the future of the job market needs to focus when we want to prepare ourselves for a future job or interview.

He mentioned a few facts about social media that I never knew such as:
  •  There are 8 million Facebook users
  • 10 billion tweets a day
  • 1 billion Youtube videos
  • 6 billion Flicker uploads
These facts are only a few of many. I was shocked with how many people in the world use the same networking, video and picture sites.  With this technology right in front of us, it is so easy to get a hold of anyone else in the world. So with this power, we should make the best use out of it as we can. Hicks recommended that we have multiple blogs, one "me" blog, one "passion" blog and a "professional" blog. We are suggested to have a personal twitter and a professional twitter. With these outlets of our thoughts and works, we can share and show the world all we can do. Hicks has done all of this and made himself known.

"Google is the way, the truth, and the light for bloggers." -Jay F. Hicks

This quote from Hicks really stuck out to me, because I never realized how much I needed to be plugged into all the social media that I can be plugged into. Google is so much more than a search engine. It has everything you need on the internet, search engine, maps, translator, videos, news, shopping and images to name a few. Google is a really powerful resource, which means that all other media is important to me as a Public Relations major and a Marketing minor. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spaghetti Not-So-Formal

WANTED: Baylor students, faculty or Waco citizens who loves to have get a great deal on delicious food, love to have a good time, and like to dress it down. If you fit the description above, then you should attend "Spaghetti Not-So-Formal" hosted by Baylor's Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Tau Omega.

This advancer for "Spaghetti Not-So-Formal" was so fun to write, because I am a member of Tri Delta. Being a member, I get to participate and serve food and eat some yummy Italian food. It was easy to interview someone, since I am a member. It was just like a casual conversation between Meg and I. But I did find it hard to start the advancer. I think it was hard to start it because it was really short and blunt. But once I got writing, it all came naturally. So, if you are reading my blog, this is a personal invite, from me to come to "Spaghetti Not-So-Formal," from 5:00 to 7:30 on the 9th in Cashion 510 on the Baylor University Campus. So come, because it benefits St. Jude!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Flying Above the Rest

My roommate, Bailey Caffe, is #7 on the Baylor University Acrobatics and Tumbling team, so naturally I choose to interview my roomie for this profile story assignment. I love talking to Bailey and listening about all the random stuff that goes on during her day and obviously most of it has something to do with Acrobatics and Tumbling and being apart of the Original 27.

She always has something interesting to say about being a student athlete. You can just look at her and know that she has something interesting to say about it. For instance, the other day Bailey was rubbing Neosporin all of her arms and legs. I naturally asked why and she told me that for their workout this morning she had to push a giant tire from one side of the gym to the other. Thus she had strawberries on her arms and legs. I never realized how much Acrobatics and Tumbling was a sport till I heard how intense their workouts are. I played basketball for my entire life and not once did I ever have to do something as extreme as pushing a giant tire across the gym! Whatever workout works for her, she is very successful at her position as a flyer.

Bailey is so funny. She LOVES flying. She loves flying so much she will just be chilling at our house and randomly lift her leg above her head, because according to her, "sitting normally is just not as comfortable." Like this happens all the time...I never see Bailey sitting normally!

I always laugh when I see her sitting in the weirdest positions. She is just such an all around great athlete to be so dedicated to her sport that she will never miss any practice or workout. She is also a Biology major with her mindset to medical school and she is an active member of Delta Delta Delta. I just don't know how she does is. She is AMAZING...and I think I am busy with just being a Public Relations major and being active in Delta Delta Delta. She sure trumps me. But I guess we all have our strengths and weaknesses. She flies and I am a dedicated student and member of my sorority.