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My thoughts on unpaid internships

There has been an uptick in Tweets about unpaid internships lately, causing some discourse about these types of opportunities on social media. As a person who has now had both paid and unpaid internship experiences, I thought I would share my thoughts on this issue. "Internships" are largely unregulated which is both a good and… Continue reading My thoughts on unpaid internships

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How to Overcome the Afternoon ‘Wall’

This blog post was put together as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  I am always at my most productive in the morning. Armed with a hot cup of coffee and a delightfully full to-do list, I can sit down and start tackling tasks left and right. It feels… Continue reading How to Overcome the Afternoon ‘Wall’

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Branding – IUPUI Multicultural Center Headers

The following headers were designed in either Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator as part of my role as the Lead Scholar of Social Justice Education. I have been helping the Multicultural Center, which houses my scholarship program, this summer by designing various items for the upcoming school year. While you can see that some of… Continue reading Branding – IUPUI Multicultural Center Headers

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Press Release – Shelbyville’s Mayor DeBaun to Run for Third Term

The following press release was written during my time as an intern with HWC Engineering.    Shelbyville, Ind. (July 1,2018) – Mayor Tom DeBaun has announced his intention to run for a third mayoral term, having first been elected as the mayor of Shelbyville in 2011. In his third term, Mayor DeBaun intends to move… Continue reading Press Release – Shelbyville’s Mayor DeBaun to Run for Third Term

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Speak Up

The following blog post is an extended version of one that I wrote for Indiana INTERNnet. You can view the original as it was published here. "What’s something you’ve learned at your summer internship?" Recently, a fellow public relations student that I follow on Twitter posed this question. It was an opportunity to spark discussion… Continue reading Speak Up

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Press Release – Professional Soccer Player DeMarcus Beasley brings Futsal to Hometown

I originally wrote the press release for the debut of these courts, which was then edited by the city of Fort Wayne. The story was covered by local media.  FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Professional soccer player DaMarcus Beasley has partnered with the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, the Indiana Soccer Association, and Homestead High… Continue reading Press Release – Professional Soccer Player DeMarcus Beasley brings Futsal to Hometown

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Two Internships

The following was written during my time at Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here.  There will be a multitude of points in your career where you will have to make difficult decisions, including throughout your college years. If you’ve applied to many internships, for example, you might be faced with having to choose one… Continue reading Factors to Consider When Choosing Between Two Internships

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What IUPUI Means to Me

I still have two semesters to go, but I've already started to feel the emotions that come along with facing graduation. At this point, I barely remember what it felt like to graduate high school (I do not have the greatest memory), but the bittersweet ache of it is unforgettable. And it's come around again… Continue reading What IUPUI Means to Me