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Class of 2012

May 1, 2012

It’s officially May–the month of graduation ūüôā ¬†This semester has had a few lows, but mostly highs. ¬†I took 18 hours, completed my PR internship, and held a part time job. ¬†So things got busy, but it wasn’t too stressful, and what do you know? ¬†I made it.

The social media class was a great course on something I hadn’t explored nearly enough. I’m a PR major, but before Mrs. Groover, I didn’t use Twitter, definitely didn’t blog, and really didn’t have as good of a grip on social media and all its uses before this course. ¬†This class really didn’t have any lows–besides my randomly assigned sucky client, Comcast. ¬†I don’t know that I would change anything about the course, but maybe I’d implement a few more strategies. ¬†I never really figured out how to use Google+, and Google alerts were something I discovered a little ways into the semester.

I have learned how to appropriately tweet (somewhat ūüėČ I now know about social monitoring and Google alerts and what a terrible company Comcast is when it comes to customer relations, and I learned more about social media in the PR world in general.

And sadly, I am graduating, and I have a job, but I am not sure what I will take from this class to my job, because I still really don’t know what my job is. ¬†(haha) ¬†I have the job title, the description, and the assurance of my employer that I’ll figure it out and fit in soon, but until then, I really don’t know whether or not I’ll be implementing social media in my position. ūüėČ

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Sports–something I know nothing about.

Oh goodness, SPORTS–something I know NOTHING about. ¬†So the 2012 baseball season started recently, and I can’t say I’m a fan. ¬†I’m not¬†not¬†a fan, I just really don’t care for sports in general, unless I’m actually physically going to a Braves game or something. ¬†I don’t follow any sport and I definitely don’t watch them on TV.

If I worked for the public relations team at one of the 20 major league teams, I would definitely have a few suggestions to entice people to come to games.
GROUP RATES are great. ¬†I, not a sport fan, love going to games with friends. ¬†The environment is great, they’re fun to watch, and the¬†atmosphere¬†can’t be¬†mimicked. ¬†So if someone like me can be sold on something I’m completely unpassionate about, that says something. ¬†Encourage groups of people to go. ¬†Friends, high schools, church groups, families, etc. ¬†It’s a great “day-out” and relatively inexpensive.
GIVEAWAYS are always nice, but I don’t think they’re what GET people to the games. ¬†You have to have a reason to want to go to a baseball game, so that’s where the convincing lies.
If the team is doing well, your work is practically done for you.  Ticket prices can rise, the weather can be terrible, but people will still show up to support a winning team.
Losing teams, however, have a harder time attracting fans. ¬†This is were discounts, games, and prizes come into play. ¬†Make it an experience to go. ¬†So that even if the team does lose, it’s a fun day, and the event itself is a good time.

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Where in the World?

Oh wow, if I had the resources and the time, there are so many places I’d go–and I fully intend on visiting all of these places sometime within my lifetime.

1. Egypt–I am going to see the pyramids (especially Giza), and the¬†Sphinx, and ride on a camel while I’m there. ¬†I feel like it’s an entirely different world, and I am all about new places and new experiences.

2. Africa–I don’t know where in Africa, but somewhere on a safari. ¬†I have a mild obsession with elephants, so of course that’s up there on my to-do list ūüôā ¬†And again, it’s such a different place than anywhere I’ve ever been.

3. Northern Lights–I don’t know where you go to see these, but they’re always something I’ve wanted to see, and I really hope to experience them one day.

4. Great Wall of China–for obvious reasons. ¬†History galore not to mention the wow factor there.


I’ve already been to all the “beachy” places, and I’m kind of over that. ¬†Aruba, Jamaica, Bahamas, Grand Caymens, Mexico…been there. ¬†Done that. ¬†I’m ready to experience other cultures and meet different people from across the world. ¬†I’ve also already done the Europe thing–and I’d strongly recommend visiting a few countries over there if you have the chance. ¬†And while there is so much neat history there, it’s still all too familiar. ¬†Many of the countries are run similarly, have similar life-styles, and just don’t have that “out of this world” element I’m looking for in my future travels. ūüôā

I think I want to go to all continents at some point, just to experience all the different parts of the world. ¬†I love different cultures, customs, and countries, and there are so many places in the world that are probably indescribable unless you’ve been there.


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