I guess an introduction is in order. Hi, my name is Olivia. I am an English major in my last semester here at Walsh. As an English major, I like to keep things concise, so hopefully getting through my blogs won’t be too excruciating.
Let me first start off by explaining a little more about myself. First and foremost, no, I do not want to be a teacher. People hear “English major” and they automatically assume that I want to teach. Teaching isn’t a bad thing; I just know that I don’t have the patience for it.
I want to go into advertising. To do this, I have minors in marketing, communications, psychology, and creative writing (if you want to know how that all fits into advertising ask me later and I will explain). I have also had three internships doing graphic design, and one in sales. My dream job would be to work in the marketing department for a nonprofit organization where I could use a wider variety of my skills and not have to be as specialized as I would in an Advertising agency.
I grew up in a small town. Technically, it was a village. I attended Sandy Valley High School, where my graduating class was 127. I knew everyone in my grade, and pretty much everyone in my high school. I played softball and basketball, as well as played the clarinet, was on the speech team and FCCLA. Basically, I was a major nerd.
If you haven’t noticed already, my interests are quite eclectic. It is my firm belief that we only have one life here on earth, so we might as well do everything we want to do before our time is up.
In my first four years at Walsh I did a little bit of everything. I was in American Marketing Association, Residence Hall Association, Campus Ministry, Student Government, University Programming Board, The Lamp (yearbook), Intramurals; you name it I was probably in it. And, if I wasn’t then I knew someone that was.
I hate to brag, but I was, and still like to think that I am pretty well connected.
I like to keep myself busy, so I would also work a lot; I’ve worked at the cavalier café, the bucket, catering on campus, the reception desk, tutoring, as the marketing intern for the Office of Student Activities and the University’s marketing department, a phone-a-thon caller, and probably one or two other things that I forgot.
My point is, if you have a question about really anything, let me know in the comment box, and I will try to answer it for you.
Throughout this new blog journey of mine, I hope to impart a few words of wisdom gained from my own experience, as well as answer some of the same questions that I had once. But, I also hope to share my new experiences and learn with you through your advice and comments.