As a member of Auburn’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, I have had the opportunity to network with other communications students and gain advice from professionals in the communication field. Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at 4-year colleges and universities. According to the National Communication Association, Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as the three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character, credibility, and ethics.
In September of 2015, I was recruited to be a student sales representative for the organization Free Textbooks. Free Textbooks was created when the founders saw a need for affordable textbooks for college students. The company works by purchasing used textbooks at a higher price than most bookstores and then resells them at a discounted fee to students.
As a student writer for Spoon University, I wrote and published several articles for the publication and was able to utilize my skills gained from journalism courses. Spoon University is a nationwide online publication that revolves around the very broad topic of anything and everything related to food.
In March of 2016, I served as a Project Coordinator for The Big Event, an annual service event that sends out groups of student volunteers into the surrounding community to complete a variety of tasks as a way of thanking the community. As Project Coordinator, I was responsible for over a dozen volunteers and coordinating two job sites.