From an early age I was taught that to be successful you needed to apply yourself and earn that “A”. After earning my only “C”, in third grade math, I became focused on my education and on earning the highest scores I could. In 2009 I graduated from West Geauga High School summa cum laude and top five in my class. Even with these high accolades I lacked a direction as I entered my first year at the University of Cincinnati as an undecided/exploratory student.
Through these lessons I learned the value of hard work and was able to become an asset to the many teams I would join in and outside of the classroom. After three months as a general member of Bearcast Radio, UC’s student run internet radio station, I became the assistant training director. I was excited to gain even more responsibilities within the organization when I became the promotions director the following year.
While Bearcast has been my biggest extracurricular achievement, I have been very involved within the major. I have worked with MEISA, an audio club, CCM Tribunal, the political group for the College Conservatory of Music, served as a tour guide for E-Media, updated the E-Media website and pitched in courting prospective students for the major.
Now a recent graduate I have been honored by the E-Media faculty by being selected as the 2012 John and Joan Strader Outstanding Senior Scholarship Award recipient and graduating Magna Cum Laude. Everyday I still give 100% to develop my skills and relationships and to stay current in Electronic Media.
Looking back, I realize I could have easily chosen a major that would pay the bills quickly, but would not have satisfied my need for a challenge. I know that every day I spend in the field working on my E-Media skills I will be learning, adapting and most of all I will be happy.