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Keep Calm and…

18 Jan

keep-calmThis semester was supposed to be easy. Relaxing. Calm. You want to know how easy it was SUPPOSED to be? I am only taking one class to finish out my undergraduate degree. That’s how easy.  While my three-hour class course was supposed to result in a stress-free semester, it resulted in me not even having time to stress.

Internship, work, and my advertising campaigns course have taken up all the time I imagined having this semester and replaced it with branding, research, writing, editing, posting, social media…. the list goes on and on.. On top of all of these tasks, I still have to find time to apply for jobs. I have missed the past two episodes of American Horror Story. I am not pleased.

While all of my time is pretty much reserved for anything other than Bravo watching, binge eating, lounge fest; I still Keep Calm and Blog onhave found time to write a blog post. No matter how much is going on in my life, it is still very important to find time to sit down and write. The job market is filled to the brim with graduates desperate to find work, so you must always find time to improve your brand and stand out.

Speaking of branding, remember that campaigns class I was talking about earlier? I am currently working in a group of eight to create a brand image for the School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Tennessee. For a school that is centered around brand image, it unfortunately seems to lack one. Because of this lack of brand, our program has seen a decrease in applications to the majors. See how important branding yourself is?

tumblr_m9atsor69v1qaqa14o1_500This branding process, while still in the early stages, has taught me so much about social media, advertising, sales and marketing. Brand recognition is one of the most important developments in selling your product. In my case, I’m hoping my brand is enough to help me land a job.

Keep Calm and Brand On.

Big Things Have Small Beginnings

7 Jan

Another year has come and gone, and so many exciting happenings have occurred since my last post. Since it has been so long since I have updated my blog, I feel as though it is only right to post another Monday Mash-Up.

yo-dawg-i-heard-you-got-engaged-so-you-can-engage-in-your-engagement-while-your-engagedFirst up on the list: I’m engaged. I never thought I would be saying such a thing before I graduated college, but I couldn’t be happier about it. I have no idea when I will be getting married due to graduation, jobs, and other engagements; but I will certainly have fun in the process. I thought I knew what a black hole of time wasting Pinterest was, but then I got engaged. All these months of planning a fake wedding pales in comparison to planning a real one. Be prepared: this blog may contain many wedding crafts in the future.

The job application process has begun! Literally, I just sent in two applications prior to writing this. It is a small start, but I’m glad I finally broke the seal and begun the process. My two first real world job prospects are two sales oriented positions based in New York that have the potential to be future employers. I’m keeping my options open and fingers crossed, so we will see how things develop.

The spring semester has almost begun, and my campaigns group has been formed. I could not be happier with the people I will be imageworking with for my last advertising group ever at the University of Tennessee. Our client is the School of Advertising within the College of Communication and our campaign is geared towards enticing students to apply. With a new semester comes a new internship and I will be working with Morris Creative Group, This will be a great experience within a small advertising agency that will allow me to broaden my scope of advertising while learning as much as I possibly can before I graduate.

So much excitement in the world of Shannon and hopefully it will continue. I’ll make sure my next post will be more relevant to those other than myself, but I just couldn’t contain all the good news. Oh, and I also got addicted to American Horror Story Asylum over the break (best. show. ever.)  so there pardon the references if they happen to pop up in the near future (I can’t wait till Wednesday!).

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