By: Eli Drljaca (@edrljaca)
As we know some of our own journalism students went on to graduate this spring, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go back and see what it was like for these students to go through the journalism program here at UW-Oshkosh and what some of their last journalism classes were like.
One person I was fortunate to meet was Olivia Blanke, a recent graduate through the Journalism program. I was able to have a class with her during her last semester and had the chance to talk to her about her new media class, which was one of her last classes here at UWO. Olivia explained to me how they used all new media in that class including social media, and emphasized on blogging. “The class was a lot of fun and I learned a lot as well.” Olivia said, “It was cool to use social media in the classroom while also learning how to use it professionally and in a marketing and advertising sense.”
She also went on to say how her professor, Dr. Sara Hansen, made the class much more enjoyable and fun. “My favorite part about the class was getting to use social media on a daily basis. Professor Hansen makes the class fun by incorporating a lot of fun YouTube videos and encouraging live tweeting during student presentations and guest speakers.”
Olivia created her blog targeting incoming freshman into college. She shares with the reader how college really is, and the advice that these students need to not only succeed, but to survive.
So if you’re a freshman, or a soon to be senior, don’t hesitate to check out Olivia’s blog and other journalism students blogs here at UWO.