Hello! My name is Kaitlin Majeski and I am a sophomore studying journalism and marketing. There are probably thousands of reasons why working as a social media intern at Marquette would be a dream come true, but I’ll leave you with a manageable list of six.
1. Two of my absolute favorite things (just behind Tuesday night Mass at Joan of Arc and my mom’s cooking) are Marquette and social media. The aforementioned mom can vouch for both of these. Marquette is known for it’s stellar use of social media to connect students, staff and alumni and being a part of the team that makes that happen would be a dream come true. And, as it was so eloquently put in the above article, my snap chat game is in fact 🔥🔥🔥.
2. You’re looking for skills that make us applicants unique and I’m sure you’ve probably heard of a little something called #loweclass. What makes me unique is that I am currently a proud member of this elite squad, and have learned a lot of useful media skills through this class — including, but not limited to: video and photography editing in Premiere Pro, finding compelling stories on and off campus, and telling a story in new ways across different media platforms. You name the social media trend or platform and I’ve probably attempted to use it for storytelling with the help of the legend himself, professor Herbert Lowe.
3. Speaking of #loweclass… since walking into the lab on that fateful January day just a few months ago, I have seen my own skills and confidence grow immensely. I am constantly inspired by the work my peers and I are doing in and out of the classroom. I am motivated to build on my existing skill set and to continue learning new skills. Social media is an ever-expanding medium and I will never be done learning. That is the most motivating and exciting thing about this opportunity.
4. I am a team player. I am the communications coordinator for Ignite, a weekly catholic ministry event here on campus. That means that I spend a lot of time creating logos, flyers, Facebook events and finding new ways to reach out and engage with the Marquette community. But none of that would be possible without the help of my team. I came in having little to no experience with Photoshop or any kind of advertising, and now I can create several different advertisements and use different techniques to engage with students and staff like it’s my second nature.
5. While I am confident in my abilities, I know that I still have a lot to learn. I like to turn to my dear friend Bob Ross when I’m in the middle of existential life crises and feel like I am about to or have already failed.
I am a strong believer in this notion that mistakes aren’t a bad thing. Nobody knows how to do everything, especially with a platform like social media where everything is constantly changing and growing. The most important lesson I’ve learned since coming to Marquette is that we all make mistakes, but it’s the people that learn from them that go on to be successful. I am excited to have the opportunity to be challenged every day. And if things don’t work out, I will get back up and try something new.
6. I will not be boring. I will bring a sense of humor and a passion for people and community to the table in hopes of continuing to foster the sense of a “Marquette family” within the office. Also, I have a ton of energy and am prone to 💃🏻 random dancing 💃🏻 and telling really cheesy jokes. Do with that what you will.
For some examples of my work, check out my digital portfolio: http://kaitlinmmajeski.weebly.com