Welcome!

“Hello? Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?” – Pink Floyd

Welcome to my blog!  This blog was set up to increase my social media presence and to create an outlet for expressing my thoughts and ideas about this exciting, ever-changing world.  It was also created as a class assignment.

Even though this blog is mostly going to be about stuff for my class (at least for the next 7 weeks), I still hope to talk about one of my favorite things — MUSIC.  So, I’m going to feature some of my favorite songs on this site in the form of YouTube videos (have no idea how to create a playlist to feature on here like I had on Xanga back in the day).  Can you guess what today’s song is?  If you did not read the first line of my post, the “song of the day” is “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd.  Pink Floyd is such an awesome band.  They took a lot of risks as musicians and their songs have so many unique and interesting elements.  Enjoy! 

Here is a little about me:

Currently I am completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with emphasis areas in Strategic Communication and Contemporary Journalism at Maryville University. I am also working to obtain a minor in Writing. I am a dedicated student with strong academic credentials. While working part-time and taking on a full course load each semester, I have been able to earn four consecutive semesters of Dean’s List honors at Maryville.

I have had a great opportunity this year being a staff writer for Pawprint, Maryville University’s student online news publication. I have contributed stories each week in a variety of beats including feature, news, entertainment, review, and sports. In addition, I have helped greatly increase readership to the site by promoting my stories on social media channels and utilizing strong SEO tactics. Participation in campus media has helped me gain skills in researching, interviewing, reporting, and writing a variety of stories in AP Style.

I am seeking a dynamic, fast-paced, and exciting career in Public Relations or Journalism.  I realize that my opportunities are endless.  There is so much that I would like to accomplish and it is my job in this world to take advantage of all these opportunities!

One of my classes (actually, the class I created this blog for) is about social media.  We have to pick an area to use social media to further study.  I can’t decide between Public Relations and Journalism.  Either way would be great for me to learn.  Social media is going to take over the world some day, but it probably already has.  Today (or should I say yesterday!) in my Principles of PR class we learned that social media is the NUMBER ONE skill/trait for today’s PR professionals!!! You HAVE to know it if you want to succeed in today’s world, especially in the Communication field.   It’s important to learn effective ways to utilize all of the benefits social media has to offer an organization or client.  I look forward to further blogging about all of the exciting information I learn in my classes.

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~ by Alexandra J. Gresick on March 20, 2012.

One Response to “Welcome!”

  1. The e-platforms are awesome. Everything is in place but… people are still far. They want the world to look toward them but they don’t see the world. We need to change our perspective. We need a new point of view. We need to show what we have missed. We need to show what we are missing.

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