Tag: experiential learning
On August 19, 2016, Professor Scott Grant, Ed.D., gathered 10 students (including myself) together in Old Main, Room 203. Barely any of us knew each other, let alone why we were there. Scott had an idea: to provide experiential learning opportunities to students willing to go above and beyond in furthering their education. From there, The Oiler 10 was created as a student-run marketing agency.
In the years since, The Oiler 10 has taken on clients throughout the United States focusing on digital marketing needs such as social media content and in-house photography/videography. Five students (called “agents”) have since graduated or moved on to other ventures, and seven more have joined the group. Clients have launched successful promotions, created new products and seen positive returns on investment because of our work. But what is truly telling of the success of The … Read More »
Since day one of my freshman year at Findlay, my professors stressed the importance of experiential learning. Sure, you will learn a lot in the classroom, but applying the knowledge gained in the real world is invaluable. Since then, I have landed two incredible internships: one with the Cleveland Browns and one at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. During my final UF semester, I decided to take on different experiential learning opportunities that challenge me in some new ways.
Sophomore year, my best friend and I won UF’s inaugural Innovation Competition. One of the judges, Ed Hartman, a venture capitalist in Northwest Ohio, wanted me to help him out with some of the companies he was doing work with. I now do work through him for two different companies: Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Innovative Controls Corporation (ICON). I handle social media … Read More »
At this time last year, I stepped outside my comfort zone and accepted an internship with Brand Marketing at Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) for spring 2017. While nervous at first, the four months’ experience I gained was invaluable.
Here are six reasons why you should consider doing an internship during the school year (especially with MPC):
You have so many opportunities — Many companies offer internships year round, meaning there are opportunities for students to fill in during the school year. Also, because most students believe that internships are only meant to be taken in the summer, there is much less competition for getting positions.
You get to do fun stuff — A semester spent at college means exams, projects and papers nonstop. My semester spent at MPC meant traveling to places such as Fort Wayne, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis and Columbus learning about marketing the … Read More »
Is there a day that you can honestly say changed your life? A day that impacted your education, career and social life?
Mine was on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the inaugural Cleveland Browns Edge Summit at the University of Findlay. I was barely into sophomore year and had not really stepped outside my comfort zone. I attended the summit and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to network with members of the Cleveland Browns sales, partnerships, and fan experience departments. People talk about the power of networking, but I never knew that it would impact the rest of my life.
One of the Browns staff members reached out to me a couple of weeks after the summit asking if I was interested in volunteering on game day for the upcoming season. I accepted the offer and was soon told I … Read More »
As I prepare to graduate in a short 64 days, I am chin-deep in several projects, two of which are capstones for my two majors – that’s right, two majors means two projects! My two capstone projects are very different from each other.
My Public Relations Capstone: Digital Media Project
A communication major can choose a few different options when planning their capstone project. Most PR students, such as myself, create some sort of public relations project. I am creating a Facebook page and website and editing the business card for my client, Veterinary Medical Hospital (who just so happens to be my father). Jordyn, a journalism and animal science major, is writing a thesis paper on the rabies virus. Alyssa, a journalism major, is running and hosting her own radio show and live debate. One PR student, Yiye, is revamping QQ’s … Read More »
The sound of clanging, banging and crashing emitted from the back room as Dr. Kerns and one of the TAs were in the room trying to get a cat ready for a declaw and neuter. Everyone else was in the other room busy at work and stopped at the sound of all the ruckus. One of the cats had gotten loose and had climbed up onto the shelf and was making it an interesting challenge to catch him.
Shortly after it was another cat’s turn and getting him out of the carrier was definitely easier said than done. Welding gloves and a towel were used to keep the assistants safe and the cat safe as they tried to wrap up the cat and get him out of the carrier.
The past few weeks at my internship have been eventful evenings none the … Read More »