TopDog (Applied PR: COMM 140…sign up!) has affected my every day life much, much more than I could have ever possibly imagined. I get to spend Monday nights with the coolest people on campus, simultaneously learning valuable material and actually putting it to use. TopDog has given me the opportunity to meet other Commies, but it has also become so much bigger than that…
So big that my friends will literally text me a photo that they are about to post on Instagram and simply say, “Jess, caption this,” because social media is what non-COMM majors assume that all aspiring PR professionals are good at. This may not actually be reality, but it is extremely fun to scroll through my social media feeds and see captions that I have written for other people.
I have helped my friends design a logo for their new business. This was only made possible because my Microsoft Publisher skills have flourished all thanks to TopDog. They plan to use my design on their promotional material, and they are even making patches for their work uniforms using my design (so cute, right?).
I have designed t-shirts and drafted flyers to promote events held at my boyfriend’s fraternity. I have acquired these techniques by doing similar work for previous clients, yet using them in ways that I would have never expected.
Applied PR has given me a whole new persona: the girl that can be creative and design stuff, and I honestly couldn’t be more excited about that.