Journalism- Public Relations, May 2011
I graduated from Arkansas Tech in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a Public Relations concentration and a Business minor. During my time at Tech, I became extremely involved in the campus community through the Student Government Association and Sigma Pi Fraternity. I held various leadership roles in Sigma Pi and served as Student Government President my senior year. I had the opportunity to be selected as a Resident Assistant in Nutt Hall during my sophomore and junior years, was selected to serve on the Presidential Leadership Cabinet for three years, was selected as Who's Who Among America's Colleges and Universities, and received the Alfred J. Crabaugh Award my senior year. College is a time to grow and mature; Arkansas Tech afforded me that exact opportunity.
After graduation, I opted to further my studies and was admitted to the Master of Public Administration program at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, of which I will graduate in May 2013. The past two years of graduate school have been challenging yet rewarding. Arkansas Tech prepared me for the challenges I may encounter. That fact became apparent during my first year of grad-school when I was excelling while other students were struggling to stay afloat.
In order to complete my MPA, I am required to complete a 600-hour internship with a publicly funded or non-profit organization. I chose to complete this internship requirement here at Arkansas Tech, the institution that gave me so many opportunities during my undergraduate career. Through my internship, I will be working in the President's Office and will have the opportunity to apply the skills I have learned in the classroom for the past five and a half years to real world situations and scenarios. The experiences I gain working at Tech during these next few months will be instrumental in helping me build a career in the government/non-profit sector. I sincerely thank Dr. Brown and Mrs. Julie Morgan for this unparalleled opportunity.
As an Arkansas Tech graduate, I have the skills to excel in any career I choose and I look forward to seeing what the future brings.