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The academic benefits of student organizations

By: Abby Miller, @abbby_e

How my student organizations have helped me develop my strategic communication skills

One of my favorite things about being a student at OU is the nearly endless possibilities students have to get involved. As an over-achieving freshman I signed up for countless organization’s email lists and joined too many clubs to name. Though I definitely didn’t stick to everything I signed up for, I found three organizations I love being a part of. In Continue reading “The academic benefits of student organizations”

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To Those Who Question Communication Majors

By: Hayley Baldzicki, @hayleybaldzicki

We will admit it. We’re social media & grammar fanatics.

I am a communication major. Yes, that’s right, I am going to school so I can learn how to talk to people- or so that’s what people think. I couldn’t be more excited about the idea of waking up everyday and knowing that I have an impact on public opinion. However, I am not naïve. I realize there are a lot of people who believe majoring in communication is an utter joke and a waste of an education. Continue reading “To Those Who Question Communication Majors”

Brand Journalism: Combining My Love of Storytelling and PR

By: Erin McMahon, @emcmahon1 I was always one of those kids who knew exactly what career they wanted to have. From middle school onward, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always responded with “journalist.” This was a bit of an odd response, as most other kids I grew up with blurted out answers like teacher, doctor, nurse or veterinarian. My dad had also wanted to be a journalist, and worked as a reporter for a wire service right out of college. As a kid, my dad would tell me about the stories … Continue reading Brand Journalism: Combining My Love of Storytelling and PR

4 Ways to Stay Calm During the Job Search

By: Mallory Laird, @LairdMallory While at times the much anticipated job and internship search may seem far off, in just the blink of an eye it will be your senior year spring semester and you’ll be thinking to yourself, where did the time go?  Along with this search comes many ups, and at times, even many more downs.  While this process can be stressful and discouraging, here are a few tips to make the search a little easier! 1.Apply, apply and then apply some more We all know the expression “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Well, that expression … Continue reading 4 Ways to Stay Calm During the Job Search

Key Components to a Well-Written Cover Letter

By: Emily Barber, @emilybarbershop The season has begun. And no, I’m not talking about Christmas. Internships are on the minds of students around this time of year – finding, applying, interviewing and all of the panicking that goes along with the process. If you’re sending in an application, chances are that you’ll have to write a cover letter to precede your resume. For many people, this will serve as your first impression with a company. Use these guidelines to help your cover letter avoid the recycling bin and instead land you the perfect internship:   Address it to the right … Continue reading Key Components to a Well-Written Cover Letter