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Multimedia Cribs: Acacia Fraternity House Edition

For our third assignment we worked on shooting and editing a video essay and focused on incorporating natural sound into our video. Unfortunately I kind of misunderstood this and originally narrated over most of my footage but fortunately I was able to salvage some solid shots and found some decent natural sound. Regardless, you can watch the final project I came out with here. For the rest of my reflection, keep on reading!

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STAND BY!!!!! They ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!

IJEA 2014 Journalism Workshop UIUC

IJEA 2014 Journalism Workshop UIUC with Prof. Collins and Crew

In this picture…I am surrounded by some AWESOME High School students! They chose to accept the challenge awaiting them in my workshop at IJEA…actually putting News Breaks together! Not all of them knew each other, I knew NONE of them, they had never shot, wrote, edited, produced, directed, technical directed, floored, operated studio cam, audio board, playback, or worked teleprompter, anchored, sports anchored, or delivered the weather….they had new stories, one BRAND NEW story that we picked up when we FIRST met on the sidewalk of the U of I, ….YET, by the time they left ONLY 3 HOURS LATER….we had produced 3 1/2 news breaks, became somewhat of a family derived from successful tortured stress that is found in EVERY newsroom of a particular calibre, and yes…they even went away smiling and laughing! I COULD NOT have had a better group of 19 students for this ambitious endeavor! They did in a few hours…what professionals do in a full day! It’s not perfect…but it was fun and it was full of teachable moments! Continue reading

Let’s get a job!

How students and recruiters view the Career Fair

For this assignment, I covered the All-Campus Career Fair at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — a very important event for seniors looking for jobs and underclassman looking for internships.

A flyer for the Career Fair

A flyer for the Career Fair created by The Career Center at the university

With employers adding 175,000 jobs in February, the prospects for getting a job are good for future graduates.

However, this still doesn’t make the Career Fair an easy task. Your resume must be flawless, your elevator speech perfected, and your suit must be pressed to an almost crisp.

Students spend hours researching, writing, and prepping for these very moments.

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Don’t Judge a Statue By Its Color: Alma Mater’s Color Doesn’t Represent What Students Think

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The Alma Mater’s post will be empty until she returns in April.

Her long-awaited return may finally be over; the Alma Mater is scheduled to return to her post on Green and Wright streets in April.

She is celebrated “as a benign and majestic woman in scholastic robes, who rises from her throne and advances a step with outstretched arms, a gesture of generously greeting her children.”

Students are relieved to have the Alma Mater’s familiar face back. Her post seemed empty without her.

Her face may not look the way many remember. She was returned to her original bronze color, rather than her recent greenish color. The new color sparks emotions of fear of change and tradition. Continue reading

Stressing About Your Post-Grad Life? — There’s Still Hope!

Students–Past and Present–Dish on All Things Graduation

Right now, U of I seniors might be excited, shocked, sad or baffled by the fact that graduation is on its way. Regardless of how seniors are feeling, May 18th 2014 is right around the corner…..

Photo from:
UIUC Engineering Online Student Portal

This year, about 8,000 students (myself, Natalie and Gino included!) will be saying goodbye to their undergrad careers. While this might seem like an overwhelming thought to many, there are a lot of things seniors can do to secure themselves a great job after graduating.

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All Hands on Deck, Keeping that Academic Stress in Check

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My roommate, Angel, stresses out at the amount of homework that needs to be done.

Stress levels rise as students deal with constant pressure from piles of homework, extracurricular activities to go to, work that needs to be done and everything else school-related. As college students, there is plenty on our minds. But one thing we shouldn’t have to worry about is the negative effects stress can have on our health and well-being.

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