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About Me:

My name is Steph, and I am a senior Marketing major with a Communication Studies minor. Since this is my last year at Butler, my main goal is to enjoy every moment that I have left, while doing as much as humanly possible. I am a marketing analyst at the Butler Business Accelerator, a Speakers Lab tutor, and a Butler blogger (obviously). I also am an Alpha Phi, the President of the Butler University Student Foundation, a member of Alpha Kappa Psi (a professional business fraternity), and a member of the Butler American Marketing Association. In the small amount of free time that I do have, I love crafting, watching large amounts of television, and enjoying my favorite comfort foods, like sweet tea.

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The Evolution of my Blog

As a senior, I have spent a lot of time this semester looking back to what I was like as a freshman.  A great way for me to see this is to look back at my blogs from my freshman year…which are interesting to say the very least.  I’m happy to say that my writing style has changed a bit since then, and that I’ve most definitely grown up in the last four years.  So, I think that it is only fitting to take a walk down memory lane to my freshman blog… roast style.  I was a decent blogger then, but I might as well make fun of myself for something, right?

  • I loved smiley faces. This one I totally get – because I still love smiley faces.  But all of mine ended up as emoticons in the blogs – which is really rather random…and childish.  They all look so excited, and they are the only type of photo/excitement in my old blogs.  At least I had something fun in there?  Which leads me to my next point…
  • I never posted photos. Now, I love posting photos.  I do blogs that are mostly photos sometimes.  But back in the day, apparently I did not know how to use a photo upload feature.  C’mon freshman year Steph, step it up a bit….be a real blogger.
  • My blog topics were totally unfocused. Basically, my freshman year, I wrote about what I did everyday.  I’m sure it was helpful for some, but who really needed to know that I went to The Old Spaghetti Factory and that they gave me a Chinese food box for my leftovers?  Yeah…no one.  Good try, freshman year Steph.
  • I was really excited.  All the time.  Really. I gather this from all of the “Whoohooo!’s” that I see in my old blogs, and from all of the exclamation points.  Apparently, my freshman year, I walked around and yelled at everyone all the time, or at least that is what it looks like from my blog.
  • I was extremely long winded. This hasn’t completely changed, but it has a little bit.  Back in my freshman year – I wrote a few marathon blogs that just trail on forever and ever…like this one.  I’d like to think that now I’m a bit more concise…maybe??

I give myself a hard time, but at least I tried…right?  We were all freshmen at some point, and I guess I was kind of cool back then.  Need proof?  Check this photo…by far my favorite from freshman year.

My favorite photo from freshman year... still.

When did I learn all of this??? Part I

As college students, we believe that it is our duty to comment on how helpful (or useless) each of our classes is.  We cope with the stress of completing assignments, projects, and writing papers by sharing our every thought with anyone within earshot, anyone who is our friend on Facebook, and anyone who follows us on twitter.  In my four years at Butler, I have done this many times (complain, that is) …but I think that I finally see the purpose of everything (or most things) that I have had to do while in college.

The reason why our professors give us assignments and projects, and why we have specific requirements…is because they want us to learn.  Imagine that…we come to college…and they want to teach us things.  The kicker is though, if you aren’t in classes where you feel like you are learning a specific skill, or if you don’t like your internship, etc., at that time you feel like you aren’t really taking anything away from that experience.  Yeah, you might not ever truly see or understand how things connect…but somehow…in a crazy, strange way…all of our educational experiences build on each other to prepare us for everything we will do when we leave.

I think I finally came to this realization a few weeks ago, when I was thinking (and blogging) about how much I have changed over the last 4 years.  I started to see that there are so many skills/thought processes that are second nature to me now, but I couldn’t nail down exactly when and where I learned them.  Since then, I have been kind of just reflecting on everything that I’ve done in the last few years…and what I have really gained from everything.  Not only did this make me feel outrageously wise (I’m available for life/academic/career counseling if anyone is interested), but it also made me glad that I stuck with my marketing major through my senior year.  No offense to the other colleges at Butler, but I really like the College of Business…for quite a few reasons.  Since I could go on about this for what seems like forever, I am going to continue this tomorrow with “When did I learn all of this???  Part II”….so come back to check it out!

Everyone I interned with at Vera Bradley last summer – just as a teaser for the next blog