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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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Transformative Education + IUPUI

Each of the following links will take you to a different feature centering around IUPUI's Nina Scholars, Bowen Scholars, and Fostering Success programs. It was a great joy for me to speak with both staff and scholars involved with these programs and learn about the impact this unique form of programming has had. Fostering Success… Continue reading Transformative Education + IUPUI

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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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Miscommunications from Professors

(And other people higher up on the food chain) When it comes to the classroom, there are very few things as frustrating as a professor who gives unclear instructions. It is especially difficult for me to be patient with communications professors who do this. How could you possibly give a delightful, well-informed lecture on transparent… Continue reading Miscommunications from Professors

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Do at least this one thing your advisors tell you to do:

Get involved.  When you're first exposed to a college campus, there's a few phrases that all the mentors/tour guides/advisors repeat so often that it makes you want to scream. One of those is the inevitable spiel about how fantastic "getting involved in campus" can be. I certainly spent the vast majority of my first few… Continue reading Do at least this one thing your advisors tell you to do:

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IUPUI Weeks of Welcome

As we near the month of August, I thought I would take a moment to upload some of the content I have worked on as the Marketing and Communications Lead for IUPUI's Weeks of Welcome Student Steering Committee. Weeks of Welcome is a program sponsored by IUPUI's office of Educational Partnerships and Student Advocacy (EPSA)… Continue reading IUPUI Weeks of Welcome

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The Mind Trust Social Media Process

I worked with The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis organization dedicated to improving education in the community, to draft a document that would highlight the benefits of utilizing social media as a Public Relations tool. Click the link below: MindTrust Social Media Process - Marissa Smith Supplemental Documents: Document A Document B For more information on… Continue reading The Mind Trust Social Media Process