This course was much different than many other courses I have previously taken. Although, it was so different I think it was different in a beneficial way. I liked that this class was more hands on and allowed us to be creative. Whether it was having guest teachers coming in teaching us how to use photoshop, or give us a better understanding of google analytics. We were learning skills and how to do things that weren’t just something we needed to know for the class, but also for our career field as well. Even though I thought that the certifications were difficult or boring at times, I am appreciative that we were required to do them. I learned about the importance of creating a brand for myself and being different and the importance of completing things that will set me out from the crowd. I liked that we weren’t really given much direction, even though for a college student that is a very stressful thing. It allowed us to be creative and be our own individual with our unique ideas. Rather than just sitting looking at a rubric trying to follow so closely to what exactly the professor wanted. I guess all in all I really enjoyed this course because it was more of a workshop, and allowed for our own creative and learning skills that will benefit us now and in the future.
As a person that actually works in the call center which ask for contributions to the Grand Valley Foundation, I know how important it is to give back to the university. I think it’s so amazing to see that the amount of money our endowment funds contains has almost doubled in the last 10 years. Grand Valley is a university that has many passionate alumni. This is very clearly shown by the gifts and donations that people make to the Grand Valley Foundation that help to make our school grow and flourish and years continue.
Now onto the Group Fun!
My group was Whitnie Keyworth, Taylor Jutila, and Gilly Jones.
The meaning behind our logo is that we are all young women working to achieve a degree in Public Relations, hence the Women in Pr. The reason we chose the image in the background is because that was a sculpture that we all thought had a super important meaning to us all.
The piece of artwork I chose to focus on is the Heaven and Earth Sculpture located between the lake halls. I’ve always enjoyed looking at this sculpture because it makes me think of the struggle we are facing as college students having so much going on all at one time, through school and working crappy minimum wage jobs to make ends meet. To then graduating and achieving the goal we have worked so hard for as we reach this peek of the sculpture. The first improvement I made to this photo was editing the exposure as well as the brightness, contrast, and exposure. I then blurred the background to create more of a focus on the sculpture itself. Lastly, I added the name of the sculpture to the photo.
I think memes are important to both internet and social culture because they are a way for a large amount of people to all bond and laugh over an image or video. It’s a way to share something that can make people laugh and make jokes and that people from all over the world relate and bond over. I think it’s a great way to create a connection amongst people. My favorite meme is “New York” on a Bed meme. I love this meme so much because I think it really can apply to your life in many situations. For example, when someone’s going on a rant and you’re just sitting waiting for them to stop rambling. When the clock hits the 50 mark, but the professor keeps teaching. When your forced to leave the house and go somewhere with people you don’t like. Or if you go out and happy hour ends at 7 and it’s 7:01. This meme just is relatable to so many situations. This meme came from a girl named Tiffany Pollard, who was part of a show called Flavor of Love. This meme is used to illustrate the feeling of impatience or irritation of a situation.
Ending with a great meme representing me relaxing in bed after finishing this exam!