May 20, 2012 by admin
My original goals:
- Get all A’s.
Grades are all in. I got 4 A’s a B+, and a B. Not exactly what I wanted, but for taking 20 semester hours (on top of 2 jobs), I think I did a pretty damn good job. I made the Dean’s List and my GPA went up to 3.23
- Get fit.
Well… I didn’t go to the gym as often as I wanted to. However, I did train for the River Run 5K, and ran it to the best of my ability. Not my original intentions, but a commitment to fitness, nonetheless.
- Kick ass at work.
This year was my first working for Sony – one of the coolest jobs I’ve ever had. I’ve consistently surpassed the goals they’ve set for us ambassadors, as well as got voted April Ambassador of the Month. At IMU Marketing + Design, I brought in two new clients on my own, and designed countless new websites, e-newsletters, and volunteered for work outside of my specialty. I’d say I accomplished this one.
- Join a student organization.
I sucked it up and committed to weekly American Marketing Association meetings and I’m SO GLAD I did. I met a lot of awesome new people who are also passionate about Marketing and event got elected of Director of Technology for next semester
- Read one book a week (on average).
I don’t know why I always think I’m going to do this when I have school reading to do… Unfortunately, this one didn’t happen, but I still fit in a book here and there.
- Apply to one internship a day (on average).
Did this and the results are below!
And I added…
- Score an awesome Marketing Internship.
Check! This summer I will be interning with Sherwin-Williams as a Sales and Management Intern AND with Next Gen Marketing Group as a Social Media Intern. Summer of Marketing, here I come.
- Become fluent in Spanish.
I gotta say, I’m getting very close. I took Writing in Spanish this semester, which helped me figure out how to conjugate on the fly. I also went on a service project trip to Mexico which allowed me to practice my Spanish in a very immersive environment. I’m hoping to volunteer for an organization this summer that will allow me to continue to practice my Spanish. Regardless, I’m heading to Barcelona next spring for a semester! I think I accomplished this goal to the best of my ability.
- Try a new recipe every week.
Ok, so I didn’t follow this one religiously, but I really did branch out. I’m trying to be more healthy without sacrificing taste, and Pinterest is helping me get the best of both worlds. I’ve tried so many new recipes I’ve found using the site, with many more I plan to try this summer.
So maybe I didn’t accomplish all of my goals, but I came close, and they helped me get to where I want to be. Next step – summer goals!
May 8, 2012 by admin
Sony is running a contest where you share a story about your experience with the Sony brand, and can win one of 45 prizes, including some of Sony’s most popular products. You can enter and view other people’s stories here: http://discover.store.sony.com/stories/?XID=F:Share_Your_Story
Meet your Prizes
You can find out more specifics at the Sony Education Store: http://www.sony.com/UIowa
I entered the contest as a Sony Ambassador who also has a student’s perspective. My story can be viewed under the “Stories from Campus” section. Here’s what I had to say:
Sony ignited my love for Photography.
Ever since I was a child, I have loved to snap pictures of anything and everything, But it wasn’t until I got a Sony Cyber-shot that I discovered that pictures could be more than a treasured memory – they could be art.
I work with a lot of Photographers at school who are also in love with the Sony brand. On occasion, I have had the opportunity to use the Sony DSLRs our department owns. I don’t know how to use all the bells and whistles, but I’m hoping that I’ll learn this month – I just ordered my own!
In the meantime, I look for any and all opportunities to document what’s happening in the world around me. I bought a Flickr Pro account so that I can display all of my favorite pictures without getting cut off. I look forward to continuing to improve my skills while documenting the world around me.
You can submit a picture, video, or a quote. It’s easy and the odds are good that you’ll win something!