Thursday, April 27, 2006

My Presentation

Tuesday night at 7:30 I gave my last presentation in front of my peers and faculty at Westminster. I decided to focus on what the capstone experience has lead me towards career wise. Although it was very unexpected...I did tear up a little but tried to keep my composure and succeeded. haha. Mr. Weaver has awarded me the "Sarah Bowers Tear Factor" award. I am flattered none the less. I will be sad to see such wonderful people go in our seperate ways, but I know in my heart that we will all be going on to do great things that we enjoy so much.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Rich...

When Rich Kilindworth came to capstone class he had many stories for us. At the end of the session with him, I relaized that I do not love TV that much to "One man band it" as a daily job. I also realized that there is nothing wrong with that. Part of our education here has shown me over the past four years that it is ok to experiment and experience with things that you are not going to like, but you have learned from it is some way. So, hats off to Rich and all the other guys just like him! It is hard work to do it all yourself!

What a whirl!

Where has the spring semester gone? There is so much to do and catch up on pertaining to classes and outside in the "real world". Lately I have been trying to build a resume that suits me as far as what I am capable of doing. I talked with Weaver after capstone last week and we went over what I should be putting on my resume to work best in my favor. On the 25th we have our presentations and I am very excited to talk about my journey through the Broadcast department here at Westminster and where I plan to go with it.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

One month after graduation

my goal is to have all of the cover letters and resume's and sound sent out to places of potential employment. I will be living in Alexandria, VA after the start of September, so hopefully there will be lots to choose from in that area.

Blog addicts

I think blogging is an awesome way to keep track and evaluate yourself. This year since I have been blogging for BC capstone I think it has helped me a lot in finding out what I don't like and finding out what I enjoy. In the beginning of the semester I thought I was into radio news...and I don't so much mind it, but I am not sure if I could do it for the rest of my life. However through some weird transition I have discovered something that I think I would enjoy even more. Commercials. So, my senior project is now going to be me getting together one really good promo for something Titan radio is in charge of and either writing it or co-writing it, and also getting it on the air. I think this is something that I will enjoy in the future and school is the place to learn...so I better try it now!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Highlights!

In capstone tomorrow we are giving a quick 5 minute speech on the progress we are making concerning job searching or the lack there of, which ever it may be. Some of the highlights I will be mentioning tomorrow are ethics, time, passions, and my personal goals.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The BC Festival

I think I would do well working with Jolene on the capstone window case. I can usually come up with some good decorating ideas, so this seems like it would be close. Once Jolene and I would get together the juices will start a flowin'. To get the junior class involved in the festival, I would nominate probably Amy Sas. For creating and managing the time capsule I would nominate poodle. She is great with stuff like that.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Future "Capstoners"

This one is for you guys... If there was one thing that I would suggest to all of you before coming into capstone, it would be to constantly be thinking of what you love to do. I just loved doing about everything, and so I never really made myself focus on one thing. I hope that you all would start a blog and start reflecting on your experiences and goals for your future. I hope to see all of you at the BC Festival in April!
In late April whenever we have the BC Festival, I do not really see myself being in charge or creating anything at this time. However, I do want to do anything to make things run smoothly. Giving tours is something that I would love to do though, because I love working with people, and taking them through places that I have worked at for 4 years.

Oh...the Senior Presentations!

b.Discuss what you foresee for your senior presentations? Fears, aspirations, goals, guests, etc
For my senior presentation I plan to highlight on everything that I feel I have grown in pertaining to BC. I want to keep it in Three areas: TV, Radio, and Technique or style. Going through and putting this presentation is not only going to show my profs how I have improved, but having to put all of these thoughts and observations together will prove to myself what I am capable of achieving in the future.
What did you accomplish during the break? How will what you accomplished set your tone and actions for the weeks ahead?

These were questions that Weaver asked us to reflect on upon returning to campus after Christmas break. While I was on break I accomplished a lot as far as figuring out what path in broadcast and communications I want to take. Theater has always been a love of mine ever since I was young. I dappled in it while in high school, and in college I never really had the time to be in many shows, with a full class schedule, being in 2 touring choirs, and doing outside of class activities with the BC department. However after talking with a professor I know pretty well on campus, it was suggested that I would be good for doing voice over work and commercials. Wow! This hit a nerve. I love commercials. I think they are why people even watch TV sometimes, to see what company can make fun of themselves or someone else. So, to make a long story short I have been seriously thinking about gathering up all of my options pertaining to voice over work and doing either TV or radio commercials, or both.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Next semester

OH NEXT SEMESTER! I am pumped about next semester because I am taking a lot of great classes. In capstone I hope to focus more on my TV career posibilities, since this semester I focused more on my radio news experience. I hope to make another resume cd, and a TV resume tape and improve my paper resume. I am looking forward to the Christmas break, but I am also looking forward to the spring semester.

Capstone

This semester has gone by so quickly! I cannot believe that in less than a year I will be graduated and out in the real world. I really appreciated capstone this semester because Weaver's assignments really made us get out there and start networking. I met some great people with great ideas and support for me. I am excited looking forward to what the working world has to offer me.