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I’m an adult now!

[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!

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How the Impact Awards Indirectly ‘Impacted’ Me

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

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Education is Empowering

I love professional development. I would spend my whole life traveling to different conferences, conventions, and workshops and drinking in all the industry knowledge I could if I had the time and money. Who knows, maybe down the road I will have a position that allows me to do plenty of that. For now, I… Continue reading Education is Empowering

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Reluctance to Excitement

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 relaxing… Continue reading Reluctance to Excitement

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Winter fun on a college kid’s budget

The weeks leading up to and including final exams are a very stressful time for every student. After spending yesterday afternoon feverishly studying, I was considering going out to eat and attending the Chinese Lantern Festival going on at the state fairgrounds. The only problem? My bank account did not agree with those plans. It's… Continue reading Winter fun on a college kid’s budget

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IUPUI STUDENT RECOGNIZED BY LADY GAGA’S BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION

*The following media advisory was distributed in support of an event hosted by my friend Taylor M. Parker, recipient of Born This Way Foundation's Channel Kindness Award. The media pitch received coverage from Indy-based stations WTHR and FOX59.* Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has selected IUPUI student Taylor M. Parker as their Indianapolis Channel… Continue reading IUPUI STUDENT RECOGNIZED BY LADY GAGA’S BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION

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A Lovely Day in Chicago

Today I was fortunate enough to be one of six students from IUPUI PRSSA to attend the mentoring panel hosted by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations and DePaul PRSSA. Basically, I got to walk around downtown Chicago and meet professionals from around the country. I spent the whole day geeking out, whether… Continue reading A Lovely Day in Chicago

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Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

The end of summer is a bittersweet time as I look forward to fall and am forced to gear up for yet another busy semester at IUPUI. Unlike in past months, my fall semester includes seven courses and fifteen hours spent working in an office for one of my scholarship programs. I have a lot… Continue reading Back to School: I tried Zumba! 

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

My official time as an intern at the Indiana State Museum is over now. As I mentioned in my Instagram post on my last day, it was great experience! I spent the summer meeting new people in my industry and getting an inside look at what having a 'real' job is like. I am very… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 7-13

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Experiential Update: working with an active Indy nonprofit

This past semester, as a requirement for a public relations course at IUPUI, myself and three other IUPUI students created a public relations plan for the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA, http://www.indymoca.org). The creation of this plan involved analysis of the organization, its key stakeholders, and the public relations situation at hand - a lack… Continue reading Experiential Update: working with an active Indy nonprofit