I was inspired

Posted: January 28, 2011 in life
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Man, it’s been awhile since I last updated this.

It was months ago that I went to one of my favorite cities in the world, NYC! I had the time of my life there. It was phenomenal, which is probably why I want to go live there after graduation. Well, actually I’ve wanted to live in New York ever since I first went there in 10th grade. The fast pace, upbeatness of it all just made me fall in love with the city. It’s hard to describe the allure the city has over me. It calls my name, and I feel like that’s where I belong…under her shining lights and walking down her busy streets. I can’t help but to sound corny when I say, “the lights did inspire me.” 🙂 When I got back home, my mission was clear: Get back to New York as soon as I can. lol I still haven’t accomplished the mission, but I’m on my way to making it happen.

I’m currently finishing up my last semester of undergrad in Advertising at The University of Georgia, and applying for jobs and internships in New York City. The semester is going well, and is off to a fabulous start. Here’s to hoping it continues to get better!

MK

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Times Square

Well I’m not actually in New York yet, but I will be there in less than 2 days! I am going to NYC with UGA’s Advertising Club to tour different advertising agencies! I’m so excited to not only tour the city and take in a show or two, but to gain insight into agency life in New York City because this is the city I want to live and work in after I graduate.

Here is the portfolio I talked about in my last post: Brand Project Portfolio. Hope you enjoy.

Too long

Posted: May 16, 2010 in life

It’s been too long since I updated this, however, there isn’t much to update  you on.

I finished working on a semester long project that was pretty intense. I had to create 2 brands. One had to be bricks and mortar and the other was a packaged good. With each, I had to write a brand mantra and brand experience, and then I had to create 3 ads and 3 imc pieces for each. I also had to decide on a floor plan and interior design for the bricks and mortar one and a package design for my packaged good.

This was a challenging project, but I had a lot of fun creating a brand for scratch. Definitely a possible career path in the future!

I’ll post a .pdf of the project later. But until then, I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

My Resume

Posted: April 19, 2010 in About Me
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This weekend I decided to update and redo my resume. I wanted something that stood out a little more than the simple text version, so I browsed a few different websites and blogs, and these are the two that provided the best inspirations:

http://bit.ly/amEp7F

http://bit.ly/a2qJoh – Sam Brown’s submission is the one my resume now mirrors.

Check out my updated resume.

Good News

Posted: April 12, 2010 in Uncategorized
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I will be the next Vice President of Professional Programming for UGA AdClub! I am excited about this position and look forward to serving UGA AdClub to the best of my abilities. The Professional Programming Chair, Kaley Meier, will be assisting me in organizing and coordinating all AdClub professional events, such as speaker dinners, speaker meetings, and two agency tours (one per semester). We will also be working together in developing and executing any additional speaking engagements and lectures, including the annual Advertising Education Foundation speaker.

Can’t wait to get started!

-MK

My name is Melissa King, and I am a third-year Advertising student in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. That’s a mouthful! 🙂 I am also minoring in Speech Communications.

I am currently serving as the President of University Union, the student programming board. This is the most rewarding role I’ve had thus far because University Union was the first organization I joined when I started college at UGA in fall 2007. This organization has definitely made my college experience worthwhile. The singers, comedians, speakers, etc. that I’ve met through University Union, the friends I’ve made in the organization, and the opportunities I’ve had within it have all had a hand in shaping me into the person I am today.

Of course I didn’t just step in as President, I worked my way through the ranks.  In spring 2008, I applied to and became an Advertising Co-Chair of the Promotions Committee for the 2008 calendar year. It was during this year that I discovered that my passion for graphic design outweighed my love for writing, and therefore, I changed my major from Public Relations to Advertising. In spring 2009, I became the Promotions Director for University Union. During this time, I implemented the use of social media, such as Twitter and Tumblr, into the PR/Advertising efforts of the organization.

Throughout my college career, I’ve also been part of several other organizations. I was a member of the ugaMiracle’s Committee for Outreach and Service from fall 2007 to spring 2009. I plan on participating in the organization again in the fall because not being on it this year made me realize how much I miss it! UgaMiracle is a student-run campus philanthropy benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

I am a member of UGA AdClub, and I recently applied to be on the Executive Board. I’ll update you on that when I find out.

Last but definitely not least, I attended UGA LeaderShape 2009. This was an amazing, life-enhancing experience. I made some of the greatest friends and learned a lot about myself. I learned the importance of living and leading with integrity, among other lessons, and try to apply them to my daily life. I could try to explain to you the amazingness of LeaderShape, but it’s too difficult to put into words. It is something you have to experience to fully understand. If you are lucky enough to get a chance to experience it, you must “Trust the process” and “Participate don’t anticipate.”

Well, those are the organizations that have helped make my college experience phenomenal and have helped shape me into the leader and person I am today.

Now for a few more random facts about me:

Blue is my favorite color. I love photography. I am a student of life. I love meeting new people. This is my third attempt at keeping up with a blog. (Hopefully I succeed; third times the charm, right?!) And I am proud to be a Georgia Bulldog!

Check out all the above organizations here:

Grady College: http://www.grady.uga.edu/

University Union: http://www.uga.edu/union/

ugaMiracle: http://www.ugamiracle.org/aboutus.html

LeaderShape:http://www.leadershape.org/index.asp?flash=true

-MK