Wednesday, March 19, 2014

War(rior) Stories No. 3

We're in our final semester of college. The past four years have been the best of times and the worst times. This segment will highlight our best of times at Wayne State University.

Elise: We're getting so close to the end of our time as undergrads! And the closer graduation day looms (May 1st in case you were wondering, and let's be real, you probably weren't), the more I realize there are so many professors in my fields of study that I'm going to miss seeing on a daily or weekly basis. The English and Communication departments have some really amazing professors and faculty who put together two amazing events last month. One was a fashion show, and one was an undergraduate research showcase. I volunteered at both, and they were amazing experiences. It was a great way for me to get a bit more involved in my final months at Wayne State.

From the Comm. school's fashion event. 

Jasmine: One thing we always stress on Under PRessure is networking. And Wayne State has no shortage of networking opportunities. Elise's events were both great opportunities to rub elbows with fashion, communication and research professionals. WSU's affinity for hiring faculty that are still active in their respective fields really opens the doors for any sorts of opportunities for students.

In particular, the Detroit communication community is very tight knit, and since Wayne State is an integral thread in the fabric, it attracts a lot of high-profile people. In my four years, I've been lucky enough to network with people across the board in my industry and field of interest, ranging from employees of local professional sports to teams to natives that work on at league level or work with major sports equipment companies.

I always remind myself that I could be introduced to anyone on any given day, but don't wait for the opportunity to network, seize it!

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