Last weekend Curtis McCloud and I went out to take some stand up shots to build my resume reel. It was a long day, however I was able to learn proper techniques for a reporter that is interested in this field. I brought a change of clothes and made up different scenarios, so that I would have variety of things to add to my reel. I was also able to write the scripts of what I wanted to say. I am in the process of continuing to edit and perfect my reel so that I can apply as an entry reporter to different places. I have been receiving some encouragement and constructive criticism as I continue to pursue the goal and dream of news journalist. I am looking forward to the final product!
Joe Sanders, Distinguished Chair of Art and Professor of Art, asked Kern Wadkins to complete a student profile on Ceallsach “Kelsey” Crouch to be featured in several different publications and on the College of the Art’s social media pages. Kern asked me to take the lead on Kelsey’s interview and writing the student profile. I have six years experience in print journalism but it has be a long time since I written a profile or news article. I’m looking forward to the challenge!
Professor Sanders would like Kelsey to be interviewed regarding the Oxford program she will be attending. According to Sanders, Regents Park (U of Oxford ) and he were impressed by Kelsey’s dedication to her subject, her academic success and her commitment to the whole learning experience in Oxford.
She’s planning to take tutorials in “The Transition from Antiquity to Middle Ages” and “Art and its Public in France” at Regents Park College. Kelsey is the first art history participant in the CSU in Oxford Visiting Student Program. She will spend late September through early December studying art history with Oxford dons and enjoying the amazing resources in Oxford (the Ashmolean most notably) as well as London.
This will be Kelsey’s first opportunity to spend an extended period of time in Europe. She will have an invaluable opportunity for art history students to study works of art directly in the museum and revisit those works as she continues her study throughout the semester. This type of opportunity is typically available to graduate students at well-funded institutions but Kelsey will have this experience as an undergraduate. Her period of study will be generously supported by grants and scholarships provided by CSU. Kelsey’s accomplishments are quite impressive and I am excited to talk to her and find out more!
Check out this link to a YouTube video of the main quad and main hall of Regent’s Park College at Oxford. This is a peak into what Kelsey will be seeing during her time in Oxford.
While we are nearing the end of the semester, I am nowhere near the end of my internship. Next Friday is the last day of classes, but my internship will extend two weeks beyond that to make my minimum 100 hours for my senior internship. I am actually excited by this opportunity so I can focus all my time and energy on helping the College of the Arts and preparing for the upcoming fall semester. Kern tells me that there is much to be done and I will never run out of things to do.
This is great news because I like to stay busy, especially if I am making a difference in the College of Arts and its various departments. I am continuing to work on the social media pages for COA, Schwob School of Music, Department of Theatre, and more. (Not to mention, I will also be running the social media pages for the Communication Department and the NPACE Center). Furthermore, I will resume working on FANFARE magazine, postcards for the Department of Theatre, and more! It’s thrilling to think that I will have had a hand in creating all of these amazing things for the greater Columbus area.
This morning I resumed working on the Department of Theater program. Unfortunately, Kern spent most of the morning in meetings so I spent a lot of time on Google to solve my smart object issues in Photoshop. Finally, I was able to resolve the issue and then moved on to another set of issues.
I was tasked with updating the program. I could easily update the play information, ticket prices, replace the pictures, etc. but I want to revamp the program. I want to create something interesting and enticing for future patrons. This is my latest problem – I’m not sure where to start. Kern suggested I start with a blank slate, take the same dimensions and updated information, but begin constructing a unique design for the 2013-2014 program. This is easier said than done! However, I am up for the task and am looking forward to creating a design that is entirely my own that will represent the Department of Theater.
Yestrerday, Kern and I worked in the Department of theater box office, selling tickets for the children’s show “The Cat in the Hat.” It was a lot of fun to see all the children and their parents so excited to see one of CSU’s many productions. I have yet to attend a performance and I will definitely have to see one soon! I never realized how amazing the facilities were at the Riverpark Theatre. Also, Kern made me an administrator of the College of the Arts and Department of Theater Facebook pages and I am excited to get started. I have worked so much with the Communication Department and I am excited to begin working with other departments within the College of the Arts.
As far as FANFARE is concerned, I will be holding off on working on the publication for now. Much of the music department is under transition so I will resume working on the publication sometime next month. For now, I will focus on the social media aspect of the College and assisting Kern in any way that I can.
I have also resumed working at the NPACE Center. I am continuing to work on the NPACE Center and Communication Department Facebook pages. It’s hard to find content and keep the pages relevant in the summer, because there isn’t that much going on. However, I’m hoping there will be more news next month with the launch of CSU TV. This will be an exciting time for the whole college, because many musical productions, plays, tv shows, etc. will be aired featuring CSU students and staff. I look forward to the coming weeks of my internship!
This summer, I am completing my senior internship via a double internship through the College of the Arts and the NPACE Center. This will be my second semester working with the NPACE Center, and I am looking forward to picking up where I left off. I will continue to work on the NPACE Center and CSU Communication Department’s social pages as well as managing the CSU Intern Blog. As part of my Interactive Media course, I will be revamping the Intern Blog (so look out for some exciting new updates!) which will hopefully draw more attention and a larger audience to our blog and our department.
This week, I started working for the College of the Arts. I am working closely with Kern Wadkins, the Marketing Coordinator, and assisting her in any way that I can. I am told that I will be working on promoting upcoming events for the theater department and the Schwob School of Music. Also, I will be working on various social media outlets for the various departments in the College of the Arts. Yesterday, I worked on a mass mailing to be sent out which will promote upcoming events. It was long and tedious work but I know it’s important to let people know about our upcoming plays, shows, concerts, etc.!
Today, Kern has asked me to begin working on updating FANFARE, a publication of the CSU Schwob School of Music for 2013-2014. Overall, the publication could use a little updating to give it a fresh, more vibrant look that might be more appealing to a mass audience. I’m thinking that it would be wise to incorporate social media elements into the publication as well. By simply adding Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to the publication, it would make it much more accessible and more appealing to a younger audience. I have so many ideas on how to improve FANFARE. I can’t wait to get started!
This semester I had the pleasure of interning at two locations, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valleys’s administration office and the NPACE center. I was able to experience the world of public relations at a non profit organization and the world of media production at the NPACE center.
At the NPACE center I was able to place myself back into media productions. I have always had a passion for television production and to have been placed to work in the NPACE center I was able to increase that passion. I was constantly around equipment and media related conversations. I also updated myself with the recent Final Cut Pro X, In design and adobe Photoshop.
One major task I had in the NPACE center was being on hand for the need of on-air written material. I was able to be apart of the NPACE centers grand launch by writing several PSAs that aired that day. I was also on hand for the day’s activities as well. I then wrote intros/ outros for the Artbeat radio event and even more PSAs focusing on specific events taking place during Artbeat 2013.
Over at the Boys & Girls Clubs, I expressed my passion for writing once again with assisting with Press Releases. I was able to write a couple of press releases, with one landing in the Ledger Enquirer. I am very pleased with accomplishing that task and being able to fulfill my duties at the office as well. I was also involved in helping plan the Youth of the Year Celebration at the Boys & Girls Clubs. There I was able to see the other side of PR work as far as planning an event that will not only benefit internal parties but help with the outside public’s view on the organization as well.
Both of my internships were an exciting experience and I am really appreciative of the real world experience I was able to obtain.