Fall 2013 Highlights

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My fall semester was a whirlwind! Although I took fewer courses, I kept busy returning as editor-in-chief of the yearbook and adding a new internship and a position as lead designer for the school’s art and literary journal (Parnassus). Here are just a few highlights from the semester:

September: I kicked off my internship with the Taylor Fund designing a couple fundraising mailers. My supervisors and I also began planning for a student interview video series.

October: I  headed down to New Orleans with the editors of the newspaper and our advisers to the annual ACP/CMA conference. We bounced ideas for the paper and the yearbook off of each other and tried jambalaya and shrimp po’ boys (yum!). Oh, and the 2013 Ilium received 5th in the Best of Show competition for books with fewer than 300 pages.

November: Another classmate and I began designing a website for Refuge Christian Counseling in South Holland, Illinois (Chicagoland). Although it was our final project in our web design class, we were also excited to design a site (and its SEO content) for a business with no current web presence.

December: Three of my photos were selected for the 2014 edition of Parnassus. I also prepared for designing the book’s layout. (Just because I’m on staff doesn’t mean my work was guaranteed a spot in the book, though!)

January: After a semester of studying social media best practices for corporate communication and public relations in my Web Writing class, I finished my Hootsuite certification process! Can you say #SocialMediaGuru?

Now I’m looking forward to a spring semester of preparing my portfolio and sending out job applications. (Oh, and I’ll take classes, of course!) Until then, check out the work I’ve accomplished this semester: