Listen, I know what you’re thinking. What is a theatre major, with a minor in screenwriting, doing writing blogs for Missouri State? Good question. The even weirder part is that it all started in a general education course my freshman year.
Media 120: Mass Media and Society
I seized the first opportunity I had to take a media course at Missouri State two short years ago. I have always been interested in media and how we use it to tell stories. If I had to take general education courses, I figured they might as well be something I’m passionate about. Our original professor never showed up on the first day of class. This was the first time I met my professor, and now supervisor, Erika Brame.
Erika told the class that she had only ever taught this class online. However, due to the missing professor, Erika had decided to take over. She told the class that she worked at Missouri State’s Web Strategy and Development division. This department works with online development for the university. I was already a huge fan of Missouri State’s social media presence. I needed to be involved immediately. You can read here about how I spend most of my days tweeting about the bears already.
Erika mentioned this internship program at the end of the semester. She also explained that interns are responsible for creating content online for Missouri State. This was my opportunity. A year later, I emailed her to ask if the internship still existed.
After some emailing and an interview, I am now typing my first Missouri State blog.
Storytelling is my career
I am an acting major at Missouri State. This means I study how to tell other people’s stories in class everyday. As a result, I have fallen in love with people and the individual stories they have to tell. Through my screenwriting minor, I am also learning how to transform a story into a story line.
As an intern for Missouri State, my goal is to tell to the very real stories of Missouri State’s students, faculty, and alumni. I have been at Missouri State University for two short years. In that time, I met some of the most inspiring, tenacious leaders who’s stories I want to tell. Through my content, I hope to attract future leaders to Springfield. I am lucky to be at a university that gives me the opportunity to combine my three loves: storytelling, social media, and the bears.
Where you can find me
You can catch me on Missouri State’s Instagram account posting about how to #GoMaroon on BearWear Friday. You can also read my blog posts on Missouri State’s Bear Bulletin. I will be working alongside other interns to help bring you fresh, original content this fall. I am so excited to be apart of the team and cannot wait to bring you all the news about being a bear.
Above all, students, if you haven’t already, take advantage of your general education courses. You never know where they might take you.