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JB Communications Networking Expo

I was thoroughly impressed with the turnout for the first time a student-orchestrated communications networking expo has taken place. Personally, I believed it to be better than a “Career Fair”. Journalism/Broadcasting students know how to interact; just invite the companies that appeal to us and we will gather to network.

Saxum and Schnake Turnbo Frank were two PR firms I was interested in gathering more information about. I’ve held internships with non-profit organizations the past two summers and upon graduating would like to spread my horizons and work with a PR agency, gaining real world experience with every aspect of public relations in a fast paced environment.

Both firms impressed me with the interns chosen to represent the company. I learned a lot about what to expect in an internship with either company and got a taste of the up-beat, fun atmosphere they exhibit.

Not only did I enjoy speaking with potential employers and fellow interns, but spending some time talking with colleagues about their struggles and tips in finding an internship/job was incredibly beneficial. JB students get to know each other through classes and clubs but it isn’t every day that we have the time to really catch up. I suggest more networking expos for communications majors simply because it brings like-minded students together who are interested in gaining incite about internships, jobs, and other possibilities that fellow classmates have experienced.

I feel more confident about my own experience and what I have to offer a company after listening to those around me during the event. Thank you AWC for putting the expo together. I’m positive the companies will be willing to attend another networking event after meeting the quality students the OKstate JB school educates.

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Kenseth: Back-to-Back Victories

Matt Kenseth is leading in the points after last Sunday’s race in Fontana, California.

Kenseth was winless in 2008, but now joins four others in the record of back-to-back wins after the first two races of the season.

Some say rain could be good luck for Kenseth considering that four of the five cautions NASCAR called was due to light rain.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Harvick into the wall due to a blown right-front tire and engine.
  • Earnhardt Jr. and Martin suffer rare engine failures. They finished 39th & 40th.
  • Kahne finished 12th.

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Interact at NASCAR.com

NASCAR.com logo

NASCAR.com logo

Most NASCAR fans should be familiar with NASCAR.com but for those race fans who aren’t let me give you a rundown of why you should look into navigating through this Web site.
Not only can you obtain the news you need about the sport; tracks and drivers, but you can be a part of the community.

Within the community one can create a themed profile with a forum for personal blogs, photos and videos as well as a tab for crews and buddies to follow. NASCAR is proving they are all about the fans and allowing us to have a voice on their Web site.

I’m impressed that fans can find everything they need on one site.

Ask.com

Ask.com

Sponsor, Ask.com, has grabbed hold of the opportunity to become the official search engine of NASCAR this season. Formally askjeeves.com, ask.com has been reinvented. Fans are encouraged to use ask.com to find answers to NASCAR questions during races and while on the NASCAR.com Web site. I could write a whole blog just about Ask.com and the extent they are going to compete with Google…. but for now I’ll have you check it out for yourself.

FANS- take the time to join the community at NASCAR.com.
Visit the site to obtain your NASCAR news. You’ll be glad you did!

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SGA + U

SGA + U

With the 2009 SGA (Student Governement Association) elections just around the corner at Oklahoma State University, I’ve observed the candidates’ use of social media ‘buzz words’ to enhance their individual campaigns.
While listening to the opponents’ campaign speeches, I picked up on the use of the words Facebook, YouTube videos, Twitter accounts, etc. Not only are the Journalism/Broadcasting students at OSU aware of the social media networks available today but even SGA candidates, members, and students are becoming aware of the reach that social media networks can bring to our campus.
It’s crazy to think that I learned about Twitter six months ago and now more than just Public Relations students are talking about it.
I agree with the campaign strategies Tyler Powell & Erica Tyler and the Merritt twins are using to incorporate social media as a means to target the needs, wants and concerns of the students. Opening an SGA Twitter account and posting blogs and videos can only enhance the involvement of the OSU student body.
With this in the minds of the candidates, I hope to see social media techniques utilized at OKstate in the near future.
(OKstate students, don’t forget to vote March 3 & 4 @ elections.okstate.edu)

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It was a long week leading up to today’s season opener, Daytona 500. Nothing short of exciting. Check out the play-by-play
The cause of controversy today was the wreck involving contact between Dale Jr. and Brian Vickers. I’m not 100 percent convinced that Jr. is the one to blame, but I’m taking Vickers’ side on this one. Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, among others were knocked out of the race after Jr. took a stab at trying to pass Vickers in the front of the pack. Vickers maneuvered a competitive block and Jr. over compensated after being cut-off. I’ve heard numerous opinions about who is to blame for the wreck. To me Jr. is favored in the NASCAR world and can get away with pretty much anything. I think he means well, but he shouldn’t walk around like he owns the place.
What are your thoughts?
At the start of the race I was enjoying my amp energy drink, which always keeps me awake on Sunday afternoons for four plus hours in front of the TV, but thanks to Jr. on lap 124 I was regretting my decision to support his sponsor.
With eight cautions, newbie Logano’s hard hitting end to his first Daytona500, Kahne’s unfortunate bump caused by Almirola and 48 laps to go, the race was called due to rain and Matt Kenseth is declared the winner. Having not won a race last season, this is an emotional start for Kenseth’s 2009 season.
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Kahne finished 29th and only because he wasn’t given a chance to race back into a decent position due to the caution after getting bumped and an immediate red flag because of rain.
From one coast to the other, I’m ready to watch next week’s race in California. And this time I want to see it last till the end!

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What an exciting finish to the preseason Budweiser Shootout.
Take a look
Congrats to Kevin Harvick for a fantastic comeback.
Sadly I had to miss the preseason excitement due to a wedding I attended Saturday evening, so I had to gather information about the race secondhand.
Thanks to this blog I was able to get a rundown about the Dodge drivers and how they felt after qualifying. Kasey Kahne sounds ready for Sunday. He finished sixth in the shootout. I’m praying he has a better season than last year, but seeing the qualifying results…I’m worried for the Dodge team.
Daytona International Speedway is an exciting track because drivers are able to drive 3- to even 4-wide. This makes for an entertaining race and a lot of drafting. Because the shootout ended the way it did, I can only imagine how Sunday’s race will finish. Expect wrecks. It’s 500 grueling laps so let’s hope most of the field can make it to the end.
A lot has changed for the 2009 season: New and/or less sponsors, new drivers, new numbers, etc. It may take me awhile to get everyone straight/re-branded in my mind.
I think it goes without saying that I am psyched for next week’s race! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my schedule will allow me to watch the exciting race.
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After watching Gary Vaynerchuk’s winelibrarytv.com episode #620 I’m happy to see that his advice on the importance of finding your niche is rubbing off on people and it’s working!
Featured on episode #620 is up-in-coming frozen food enthusiast, Gregory Ng, who followed Gary’s advise to find a niche and is “eating [his] way through the freezer aisle, one box at a time”.
Frozen food is such a specific niche and IT WORKS!!!
Ng is proving that anyone can do it. Who knew frozen food blogs could be so interesting, but he is passionate about it and therefore it’s entertaining.
After watching these videos, hopefully you can all be inspired to find your niche in the world of social media. If you’re passionate about it then people will find it compelling.

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