Archive for October, 2010

Will work for an Internship

October 28, 2010

I have been struggling to find an internship. I ran into a group of people that worked in Telecommunications at a golf course I work at, and they told me I should consider interning with then. I took their business card, e-mailed them my resume and have yet to hear back. I have gotten a few e-mails from my adviser, and I e-mailed them my resume and they have yet to respond with any good news. I find it discouraging. I know times are tough, but I’ve had a few interviews for internships in the past, but didn’t get hired because I don’t have experience. Isn’t that the point of an internship to gain experience?

I saw a few job postings at Express and The Limited for a photo editor and a web developer. Those are the kinds of things I want to get into. I looked for an internship within one of those companys, and found nothing.

In my design class we are learning how to use Adobe Photoshop, and InDesign. It is so amazing how many things you can do with these programs. Every time I sit down and work with those programs, I am amazed in what else I figure out how to do.

In my news class, our final project we are able to utilize video and sound into it. I have played around with Windows MovieMaker, and since I got my new MacBook, played around with iMovie and a few other programs. We had a speaker come in and give us great advice and a ton of websites to visit that are free that will give you tutorials on how to use certain programs and free downloads to make videos and slideshows. I also learned that we as OSU students are able to use video cameras, tripods, headphones, microphones, etc. anything that we will potentially need to make a video for our final project. How cool is that?!

So if anyone is out there that knows of a possible internship within the design realm, I would be very interested.  😉

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peers edits, meetings, my oh my

October 14, 2010

After I got my edits back from my peers and my professor, I rewrote and rearranged a lot of things in my original profile story. I think it was good to get feedback from them, because I thought mine was pretty good, but after reading what my edits said, I realized I needed a lot more work to make my story make sense, and better. For example, I knew that the building was located at OSU, and on west campus, but I never stated that it was at OSU, so someone unfamiliar could have read my story and not known what I was talking about! One of my peers pointed that out to me, and so I fixed it to make more sense. Now, I think my story is pretty good after the edits B-)

Tonight I am going to a Campus Crusades meeting. They are every Thursday night at 8p.m. in Independence Hall. I had class in there last year, and always saw these signs for them. I’m interested to see what they do in their meetings, and on their website it says they have anywhere from 500 to 600 students at one meeting! That will be a story within itself!

co-ed dorm rooms…what?!

October 12, 2010

While sitting in traffic on 71 this morning, I heard some interesting news. They said that some colleges such as Ohio University might go to co-ed dorm rooms. I thought this was a misread or a mistake. I have heard of co-ed floors, but never an actual dorm room. My curiosity sent me to the dispatch website, where I found and read the article. I have included the link, it is actually really interesting, and worth a read!

 

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/10/11/dorm-rooms-might-go-coed.html

 

On an academic side, my meeting I am planning on covering will be on Thursday evening, and hopefully I can get a hold of someone and get an itinerary ahead of time. I am kind of nervous that there won’t be much to report on, and my story will be rather dull. I’m glad however that our article has to be between 500-600 words I believe was the last update. I was dreading having to write a dull story about one of my meetings, and trying to make the original word requirement after barely meeting the profile story requirement would be quite a challenge.

AOL’s list top 100 worst songs ever

October 11, 2010

I heard about AOL’s top 100 list of worst songs ever a few weeks ago. A local radio station was playing a portion of the songs each day. As I was listening to them, I realized that a lot of the songs they listed, I actually liked when they first came out, and I know a lot of my friends liked the same songs as well. I got to thinking, what really makes a bad song? I think that is all up for debate, because there is never going to be a song that everyone hates, and there is never going to be a song that everyone loves. This list is a bunch of bologna, it is only someones opinion of what song is the worst ever recorded and therefore  can’t speak for anyone else but themselves. I was curious as to how they came up with the criteria to make a bad song bad, and how they rated them. I of course, Googled it and came up with the following. 

“What takes a song from bad to one of the worst songs of all time? Well, it takes all sorts of half-baked musical ideas, crimes of imaging over talent or reliance on quickly burned-out trends to land on our list. We know we’re gonna take some flak from people who love some of these songs, and truth is we’re sure we missed some real stinkers. So check out AOL Radio’s 100 Worst Songs Ever and be sure to let us know how you agree or disagree in the comments section below.”

Some of my favorites of the list:

#92 Escape (The Pina Colada song) -Rupert Holmes

#88 Thong Song -Sisqo

#77  Butterfly -Crazytown

#55 It wasn’t me -Shaggy

#53 Summer Girls- LFO

#27 Wild Wild West -Will Smith

#17 MmmmmBop -Hanson

#14 Convoy -C.W. McCall

#13 With arms wide open- creed

#12 Wannabe -Spice Girls

#11 My Heart Will Go On -Celine Dion

#5 Barbie Girl- Aqua

#3 Ice, Ice Baby -Vanilla Ice

After reading the complete list, I would have to agree on some of the songs, even some of the songs I listed as I liked. Most of these songs are songs I grew up listening to, and therefore each one has a memory attached to it, which might explain why I like them so much.

( http://www.aolradioblog.com/2010/09/11/100-worst-songs-ever-part-five-of-five/ )

Armed with a redbull and my macbook at my side…

October 7, 2010

After a sleepless night with a redbull and my Macbook at my side, I am happy to announce I am done with my profile story! 🙂 I got a phone interview yesterday morning (thankfully she was able to do so on such late notice) with Kristen Poldemann, project manager of design and construction at OSU. I talked with her about her part with the construction on the ag admin. building. She was very nice, and helpful answering all my questions. I sat down last night and had a hard time deciding what I wanted my lead and nut graph to say. I had a bit of a writers block, but as the clock kept ticking closer to the deadline, I knew I had to come up with something. I finally got it done. I wouldn’t say it’s one of my best articles I’ve written, but it sure isn’t the worst. It’s a work in progress. I look forward to seeing what my peers say about my article, and how they suggest to improve it.

 

Now, I am waiting to hear back from two representatives from real life and cfaes student council. They both have meetings next Thursday, and I plan on attending one of them for my meeting story.

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing..to get another interview

October 5, 2010

My profile story on the Agricultural Administration building is not going as well as I had first hoped. I had one interview with Dr. Linda Martin yesterday that went really well. She was very helpful and eager to answer my questions. She gave me contact information to two other people that I could interview. One of them will be out of the office until Wednesday, and is unable to meet with me, and I am waiting for another to contact me back, and praying that they are able to do an interview with me tomorrow seeing as my profile story is due on Thursday. I don’t really like being rushed to write something, but I guess that is what it feels like to journalists with a deadline.

Our meeting stories are due in a week or two, I am trying to find a meeting to go to. With all the clubs at OSU I don’t think that will be that much of an issue…at least I hope not.

Profile Story starting!!

October 4, 2010

This morning I had an interview with Dr. Linda Martin, Associate Dean to the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Science for my Profile Story for Comm 422. She talked to me about the construction being done on the building and the delays they encountered, why they chose to do construction, etc. She was very nice and helpful. She also gave me names of some other people to potentially interview. One of those people has responded and will be out of town until Wednesday, so I won’t be able to interview her.  I hope I don’t have much trouble getting a hold of someone else to interview. Wish me luck!

Columbus Firefighters Training

October 1, 2010

Many Columbus firefighters and police officers are being hired to replace the expected to retire within the next year. My family has three generations of firefighters including my grandpa, dad, and brother. My brother has actually been hired by Columbus fire, and has been training with them for several months now. He is expected to graduate at the beginning of next year. 10TV did a news story on the new recruits Columbus is expected to hire. 0:55 of the video shows my brother 🙂 I am so proud of him.

Here is the link for the 10TV story, there is also a link to the video from there. (I couldn’t figure out how to get the video to play on here) : http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2010/09/30/story-columbus-city-hiring-firefighters-police-officers.html?sid=102