Find Your Focus: How to Narrow that Over Involvement

By: Sam Miller, @keepcalmsam14 I’m sure we all remember our first weekend on campus. After a riveting speech from President McDavis, your entire class marches up Richland Avenue to College Gate, and here you truly become a bobcat. Another event that everyone undoubtedly remembers is the involvement fair. Hundreds of organizations, and thousands of students, crammed onto College Green, each of them trying to find the place they want to get involved. If you’re like me, then you probably signed up for at least 10 clubs, but you only became a member of about half of them. Fast forward to the … Continue reading Find Your Focus: How to Narrow that Over Involvement

How to get the most out of your study abroad experience

By: Elizabeth Harris, @elizharris32 It’s that time of year again! Many students have made the life-changing decision to study abroad in the destinations of their dreams this summer. By this time last year, I was accepted into Ohio University’s Politics in Paris Program. I had my flight booked, I was researching everything and anything about Paris, and Europe in general. My over-all excitement level was through the roof. Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made in my life, and I would give anything to go back again this summer. Here are some tips for first-time study abroad students to … Continue reading How to get the most out of your study abroad experience

PR Skills Make Everything Easier, Even Sorority Recruitment

By: Corina Rolko, @CRolko Working long hours and balancing multiple projects at the same time are just two of the obstacles one will face as a professional in the public relations industry.  In fact, any student who is studying public relations, and staying involved in related organizations on campus, can already attest to that.  Although it can be overwhelming at times, the skills and lessons you learn as a PR student or professional will benefit you outside of a professional or academic setting. Anyone who has participated in the sorority recruitment process, on either side, knows how overwhelming it can be.  … Continue reading PR Skills Make Everything Easier, Even Sorority Recruitment

The Advantages of Being a College Student

By: Morgan Borer, @MorganBorer Last semester, I took World History Since 1750, to fulfill my history requirement. There were mostly freshman, but sprinkled in there was a handful of sophomores and juniors. Somewhere between discussion of the Cold War and the spread of anti-colonial movements, my professor said something that has been etched in my mind ever since. While vehemently urging us to attend an extra credit presentation in Baker Theater, he said “Never again in your life will you have access to this many free resources. After college, you have to pay for everything. Take advantages of these opportunities while … Continue reading The Advantages of Being a College Student

Introducing the Administration: Senior Director Kerry Tuttle

Have you ever wondered, “Who are these people that send me emails from the OUImPRession’s Gmail?” Well, here’s a chance for you to get to know those names, and not just what their position is in the firm! Kerry Tuttle is the first of the administration to offer herself as tribute. See what she is all about, you may realize you both never left seventh grade (in your music taste). 1. Where are you from?  I’m from Macedonia, a suburb 25 minutes south of Cleveland. I went to Nordonia High School and graduated in 2011​.   2. Why did you choose … Continue reading Introducing the Administration: Senior Director Kerry Tuttle

A Graduating Senior’s Advice to New ImPRessions Members

By: Kerry Tuttle, @kerrtut The fact that I’m even writing this post is insane to me. I joined ImPRessions at the beginning of winter quarter (RIP quarter system) my freshman year. That was three years ago. Now I’m sharing what I’ve learned since then, and why joining ImPRessions is one of the smartest choices you can make for your future career. Our 13 clients span various industries, and we are one of the largest firms nationally. Although we are student-run, our leadership is some of the best of any organization on campus. From the administration to our associates, and everyone in … Continue reading A Graduating Senior’s Advice to New ImPRessions Members

Social Media Trends: Ohio University

By: Morgan Peterson @mopeeeezy Social media is a major aspect in everyone’s lifestyle nowadays, but for the average college student it seems like social media activity is on overdrive. From heavy observation, I noticed that during Spring Semester there were a few social media trends that appeared at Ohio University! Here are some that I noticed: Let’s Take A Selfie When Instagram came onto to the scene in 2010 taking “selfies” wasn’t exactly a craze. Now in 2014, it’s all anyone does. From Ellen Degeneres taking the infamous giant selfie at the Oscars, to the song by The Chainsmokers “#Selfie”, … Continue reading Social Media Trends: Ohio University

Making Time to Blog: Quality > Quantity

By: Kerry Tuttle @kerrtut As PR majors, we’re writers and storytellers and lovers of personal branding.  However, making time to blog can be tough, especially because we already spend so much time writing for our classes, internships and student organizations. Having a blog is not a requirement for getting a job or being a PR major. If you can’t see yourself regularly contributing content, just create a personal website that serves as a landing page for your online presence. Blogging should be something that’s enjoyable for you. It shouldn’t be a burden or feel like it’s another assignment you have … Continue reading Making Time to Blog: Quality > Quantity

Successful Scrippsters

By: Sydney Gardner @sydneygardner E.W. Scripps is more than a person or a school – it’s a state of mind. Students have studied at Ohio University’s Journalism school for decades, but it isn’t what they did in their four (or five) years at Ohio University that sets them apart. It’s what they did when they graduate that truly shows why Scripps is a name that carries prestige. I wanted to take a moment to highlight some recent and not so recent grads of Scripps that have found success beyond the bricks of Athens. As a proud member of the Scripps’ … Continue reading Successful Scrippsters

Instagram: To be Professional or Not to Be

By: Morgan Peterson @mopeeeezy With summer in full swing, I know everyone is happy to get a little loose, and with this comes a surge of Instagram photos to document the fun times. Just like the average college kid, I have a lot of trouble trying to distinguish what is appropriate to post on my Instagram and what is not. To me many of these lines are blurred, making it hard to separate the two especially working within Public Relations. The battle with being authentic is where many people get into trouble. Even though social media is for you to … Continue reading Instagram: To be Professional or Not to Be