The public murders of Black and brown individuals have added fuel to the previously meager but growing flame that was corporate diversity, equity and inclusion. More and more difficult conversations are being had in the workplace, and as an ally to POC, a woman, a member of the LGBTQ community — and just generally a… Continue reading Your webinar on diversity may not be as helpful as you think
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
I’ve never read a book about social media before. As I tweeted at one point a few weeks ago, I felt a flutter of irony every time I would have to sit down, close out the social media apps on my phone and crack open a physical book to read about the apps I had… Continue reading Book Review: Putting the ‘Public’ back in Public Relations
This post was written as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here. College students hear it again and again – network, network, network! However, building and maintaining professional relationships is often not high on a student’s list of priorities. The thought of initiating a conversation can be intimidating. Even once… Continue reading How Important is Networking, Really?
This post was written as part of my internship with Indiana INTERNnet and was originally published here. Hello, my name is Marissa and I am excited to be Indiana INTERNnet’s intern for the summer of 2018. I have just wrapped up my junior year at IUPUI, where I study journalism, public relations and advertising. Prior… Continue reading Meet the Intern: Marissa Smith
There are two days left of spring break for my junior year in college! I know the remaining weeks of the semester are going to fly by (I better get that research paper finished). Thanks to some news I received this week I have a better idea of how my summer is going to go.… Continue reading Spring Break Updates
Never underestimate the power of a good desk & a solid focus playlist! I have a research paper due in six weeks, and I've been struggling to get it going for at least two. I am a writer at heart, but for whatever reason the motivation to get going on this assignment alluded me. I… Continue reading Know What Work Space is Best for Your Productivity
[Insert celebratory noise maker sound here] I'm officially 21 years old and no longer have to worry about whether or not I'm legally old enough to go places! Never mind the fact that I've been paying my rent for three years — I can buy a bottle of wine and that's what it means to… Continue reading I’m an ‘adult’ now!
In addition to having started my campus job just over a year ago, it has also been roughly a year since I began my internship with locally-based nonprofit Indiana Futsal! What originally began as temporary internship for a sport I'd never heard of before (Oops) has flourished into a yearlong position I'm highly grateful for.… Continue reading How the Impact Awards Indirectly ‘Impacted’ Me
Life updates and my outlook on the last semester of my junior year. Going back to school after three off for winter break is always difficult. It seemed especially hard for me this time because I was sick in some way for the majority of the break. Though I still had several good days of… Continue reading Reluctance to Excitement