Tag: public relations


Capping It Up

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29th February

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 »



One-of-a-Kind Final Exams

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24th November

I’m currently in the middle of my seventh “final exam season” here at The University of Findlay. Students at colleges all over are probably cramming and pulling all-nighters, and although I too can attest to those awful activities, the public relations and equestrian programs here at UF use many alternative examination techniques. In this post, I’ll show you how unique all of my final exams are.

Public Relations Writing

Instead of having a traditional final exam, our class of eleven students is divided into two groups, and each group was assigned to create a professional PR plan for an actual client. My group worked for The Appalachian Project, a group based at The Ohio State University that works to mentor and assist students from Appalachian areas of Ohio. This is a project that we have been working on for the entire semester, so we … Read More »



Time to Study or Time to Ride?

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14th October

Although I’m registered for 16 credit hours, and I’m supposed to be attending classes 25 hours each week, I somehow find myself deeply involved in my classwork and in extracurricular activities that have just become part of my schedule. I’m taking part in educational activities, whether it’s class or organizations every night, so “blow-off nights” are never really an option for me with the amount of work I have on my plate. Homework and extra care for my horses is a whole different story.

Why I Choose to Be Involved
I was very involved in many activities in high school, so I think it’s just natural for me to continue that trend in college. I remember I wasn’t even planning on trying out for the dressage team my freshman year until a senior – the then president – used some mad coaxing … Read More »



Class in the Barn?!

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22nd September

Pas de Deux: \-ˈdər(z), –ˈdə(z), –ˈdü(z)\
1: a dance or figure for two performers
2: an intricate relationship or activity involving two parties or things

I have explained to numerous people, for the past four years, that I really do have class at the barn – and it never ceases to amaze them. Who goes to school to ride horses? Well, a great deal of us here at The University of Findlay do, and many of us choose to pursue a second major to supplement our equestrian studies major. Although the most common is a business major, my second major is public relations, and between the two disciplines, my life never slows down.

I chose to become a communication and equestrian studies major because I aspire to work in the communication department of somewhere like USEF (United States Equestrian Federation), USDF (United States … Read More »






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