Why I’m here
Why am I really here? What’s my purpose? These are questions I have found myself pondering over during my time at Missouri State. Have I found the answers yet? Absolutely not. However, I have made some progress.
After a couple years of not being as involved as I could have been, I decided I wanted a change. Pursuing a Marketing Management degree had peaked my interest in advertising and social media. Becoming a part of an organization centered around this seemed really interesting.
However, I didn’t just want to be involved. I wanted to leave my mark, and I wanted to have a blast while I’m doing it. There was no better way to accomplish this than by joining MSU’s social media team. Facing new creative challenges while getting to meet and interact with my peers is all I could ask for in an internship.
Why social media?
To be completely honest, social media is not a field I used to see myself pursuing. There’s a part of me that thinks it’s oversaturated with advertisements and people pretending to be they’re something they’re not.
But after taking a step back and reflecting, that’s not what social media is at all. Social media allows you to share your ideas and passions with anyone at any place at any time. It creates relationships between people that otherwise may have never known each other. The possibilities are limitless; that’s what draws me to it.
Other than the obvious (getting likes, views and followers), there are a couple simple things I hope to achieve with the content I share.
First, I want to show off our university. Missouri State is an awesome place, and I truly believe we have some of the best students, staff and classes around. I want nothing more than to convey that message to those already here and those thinking about coming.
Second, I hope to make you laugh. I know what you’re thinking. Yes, that means increasing the amount of Clif Smart content. If I get to make at least one video of President Smart doing something hilarious, I’ll be content. Overall, I want to share all the cool, inspiring and funny things going on at our university while getting to interact with as many of you as possible.