Blog is created. I feel almost productive, except that all I’ve had time to do is create the page and then move on. I’m thinking that 18 credits will most likely lead me down a path of madness that may take me weeks to recover from. But it’s all worth it in the name of education… right?
Eventually there will be something more here. I suppose the best thing I can do is start by introducing myself.
My name is Blythe Robbins and I am special. At least that’s how my student ID has labeled me, as well as the class designation in the WINS system. So the question begs, what makes me so special? The simple answer is this: I’m returning to school to get add a major onto my Bachelors’ degree I earned in 2001. I’m currently majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism.
I have a background in Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing, specializing in textbook pre-press work. I have also spent the last two-and-a-half years with the Mad Rollin’ Dolls Roller Derby League as a member of their Public Relations Committee, ticket manager and practice leader for the Mad Wreckin’ Dolls. Through this, I help to create new ideas to get the MRD name into broader markets and worked directly with other committees, companies and sponsors. It was through the league that I eventually chose to get into Public Relations as a profession.
This will likely be my last full semester of school. I ‘m desperately seeking another internship, to pump up my resume. After years of real world experience, including a devastating layoff, I was given the opportunity to go back to the school, thanks to a little known government program. Ideally I would like to work in Media Relations (hopefully in sports), but I’m quickly finding I would be happy with just about any facet of PR.
Currently I am in school, work part time at Best Buy as a Solutions Specialist (which is a fancy name for Customer Service Rep.) and skate with the Mad Wreckin’ Dolls, a recreational roller derby league in Madison, Wis. I commute from Madison five days a week and spend about eight hours a day on campus.
That’s it. That’s me in a nutshell. Most will find that I talk too much, love to contribute to conversations and tend to over-share. But mostly, I just like to be involved and help when and where I can. This is set to be the toughest semester of school I have ever had, so if I seem to be slightly insane and a little stressed, I hope you can forgive a girl.