Quick Update: Star · Struck
I woke up this morning to an AMAZING support tweet- the LinkedIn Queen herself, Eve Mayer Orsburn! She’s the author of Social Media Business Equation, CEO of Social Media Delivered, and a Forbes Top 20 Social Media Power Influencer! She’s been a huge inspiration to me, and following her on twitter has been an incredible educational experience. Needless to say, I’m pretty...
Peace, Love, & Under Armour
Since I entered this competition, I have received an overwhelming amount of support from friends, family, and strangers alike. Before I say goodnight, allow me to share with you some highlights of the support I received via Twitter recently! From the Northwestern Community: - Popular Northwestern Sports blog RiseNU (and a proud alumni!) - The Northwestern Student Section itself (winners...
It's not coming, it's here: The Social Media...
The world of marketing is one that is evolving quickly. Traditional marketing concepts have been traded in for new and innovative strategies, and social media is the main reason for this. It’s no secret that we are in a revolution, and in order to keep up, companies have to hire new and fresh talent. These employees must have the knowledge of traditional marketing, paired with innovation and...
Have an obsession with learning from, talking to, reading about successful...– Kevin Gottlieb, former Under Armour Ultimate Intern
Show me what you're made of : A PASSION FOR...
Throughout this competition, I believe I’ve done a thorough job of illustrating to Under Armour why I would be the Ultimate Intern. As I stated in my cover letter, I have the drive and the skills necessary to help Under Armour continuously evolve and be the best. With this post, I want to go a little more in-depth. I want to show you why I am specifically the Ultimate Intern for the...
Visible Children: We got trouble. →
Unrelated to Under Armour, but also very important! Stay informed & keep an open mind… Regardless of your opinions, it’s always good to know all sides of an issue! visiblechildren: For those asking what you can do to help, please link to visiblechildren.tumblr.com wherever you see KONY 2012 posts. And tweet a link to this page to famous people on Twitter who are talking about...
SPOTTED: SUPERCAM IN THE LIBRARY
Here at Northwestern it’s the week before final exams, which means only one thing… Evanston, Illinois has been converted into a ghost town. The houses are quiet and the streets are deserted… so, where are all of the students? Hard at work SuperCam-ing for me in Main Library, of course!
An Impromptu Thank You
As I packed up my bag to head to the library again, my roommates literally tried to barricade the front door. They begged me to stay home, to just go to sleep and finally get some rest. I have truly and literally not slept a wink of sleep since Sunday night. There’s something about this competition, something about this brand, that makes me want to keep creating. When I’m not...
And the people who have changed the world have always been the risk-takers:...– Shane Claiborne
I WILL : DO IT ALL
Hello everyone! Perhaps what I love most about Under Armour is how clear the company’s culture is. Under Armour is exciting, innovative, and always on the move. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to this brand, and the employees and athletes chosen to represent the company prove that. But I can recognize that these very elements that make Under Armour so great are also the...
Perhaps one of the most frustrating things for me lately has been the excitement of this competition, paired with my insanely busy schedule. If I had it my way, I would be blogging about the Ultimate Intern competition every time I get excited about it- a.k.a…. I would be blogging about it 24/7. Seriously. The other day during class, we were watching a documentary on the financial crisis,...
Awesome article on ESPN.com →
Today I came across an article on ESPN entitled “Athletes more prepared for real world?” Researchers have conducted a study that crushes the age old “dumb jock” stereotype, with results that show student-athletes are proven to excel in the workplace. Check it out, or take a look at some of my favorite excerpts right here! The four-year, 250,000-student study measured...
DON’T LET YOUR ALARM BE THE ONLY THING THAT GETS YOU UP IN THE MORNING.
Well here's a funny story...
I’m having a very serious love/hate relationship with my e-mail inbox right now. Gotta love it, because thanks to my email, I was able to receive THIS message: Have to hate it, because guess where my email decided to send said message? That’s right. Spam. The message I have spent the last month or so dreaming about… went to spam, for whatever reason. Needless to say, once I...
thingsmakesenseblog: Has anyone else been refreshing Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr like a crazy fool today?
As midnight draws closer and I reflect, I believe my blog represents my accomplishments throughout life very well. However, I really do believe that it is not only these facts and figures that define a person, but rather the characteristics of my personality as well. There is a lot about me as a person that I believe makes me the next Ultimate Intern, and I would love to share these traits with...
Show me what you're made of: Intern for Locallife...
The summer before my Junior year, I worked in the Chicago offices of Locallife - “Locallife is the place to come for all that’s local - with listings, maps & directions, special offers, websites and much more to help you make those all-important local decisions.” Not only does Locallife Chicago serve as an interactive city directory, but is also a pioneer in today’s...
Show me what you're made of: West Michigan Sports...
It was the summer after my freshmen year of college. Most of my peers were working local summer jobs, taking summer classes, or simply enjoying their time off with friends and family. And in the beginning, these were activities that I was looking forward to myself. However, after a week or two back home in Michigan, I immediately became restless. I knew that I was young, and that it was more...
Putting the Student in Student-Athlete
I consider attending Northwestern University to be one of the biggest blessings in my life. At this school, I have the privilege of taking incredibly interesting and intellectually-stimulating classes, taught by world-renowned professors. I recognized from the very beginning what an amazing opportunity I was being presented with, and that I had to make the most of it. Like with anything in...
I have to apologize for my lack of blogging over the last few days! Being in the midst of our season, travel and competition has gotten pretty crazy. In between flying back and forth between Chicago and NYC, completing schoolwork at any chance I get, and finishing 2nd overall at the U.S. National Collegiate Squad Championships, I’ve been a little crunched for time. However, this morning I...
SPOTTED: UNDER ARMOUR BACKPACKS
Whether I’m creeping behind my TA on the way to class, or snapping a candid at the campus CVS… I seem to be seeing Under Armour backpacks at Northwestern EVERYWHERE these days!
Show me what you're made of: Intern for KATHERINE...
In the beginning of my sophomore year at Northwestern, I was selected as an intern for up-and-coming author Katherine Chloe Cahoon. Her debut novel- “The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men” was released in October 2010, and Cahoon has been rapidly gaining attention since. Her signature youtube videos became a viral sensation, with Cahoon being tagged “The Viral...
Our Vision : The Ultimate Collaboration
Introducing: Under Armour’s Fencing Footwear Why are Under Armour’s new fencing shoes the best of their kind? Simple. They are innovative, and of the highest possible quality. Under Armour’s shoes were crafted with the athlete in mind. The glaring problem in today’s market for fencing shoes is a lack of quality and cohesion. Although there are many different models, each lacks in one way...
A MUST READ : THE ULTIMATE COLLABORATION
By beginning this blog, I accepted Under Armour’s challenge. I am here to show Under Armour what it is that I can do, and why I can do it best. With one week left of competition, countless blogs have emerged with impressive candidates and content on many of them. So, what is it that makes me truly stand out? I have a lot to bring to the table, and I can make a direct impact for Under Armour...
Final Countdown →
Amelia- thank you so much for the kind words! Your post was an inspiration to see first thing in the morning :) Your constant positivity and clear work ethic, combined with your natural writing ability, has made you a standout from the very beginning. I’m honored by your post and hope to work together with you in the future. Good luck to all of the competitors in the final stretch! ...
SPOTTED: NORTHWESTERN LOVES UNDER ARMOUR
It’s no coincidence that since Northwestern signed on to a new Under Armour deal, I’ve been spotting Under Armour gear frequently all around campus. Whether I’m at the gym or in the library, it’s clear that the Northwestern community isn’t going to wait until fall to start reppin’ their Under Armour gear. For this reason I wanted to start a fun new feature for...
Show me what you're made of: Blogging for...
Most recently, I’ve been taken on by NUSports.com as a student-athlete blogger. I began with a post about what it truly means to be an athlete at its very core (which you can read here), and have continued since with updates on my team’s journey through the 2011-2012 season. Blogging for Northwestern Athletics has been a very rewarding experience thus far. I’ve come to love...
Show me what you're made of
Motivated. Passionate. Ambitious. Driven. These are all words I, among many, will label myself with throughout the competition in order to portray my determination and work ethic to Under Armour. However, words mean little if one does not have the substance to back them up. I’m a big believer in “talk the talk, walk the walk,” and I’m here to prove to Under Armour that...
the-conspiracytheory asked: You fence/fenced for northwestern!? That's like my dream!
No matter how hard you train… Somebody will train harder. No matter how...– Steve Prefontaine
National Fencer of the Week →
I got out of practice today to some great news- I’ve been named CollegeFencing360.com’s National Fencer of the Week for a second year in a row! It’s always nice to bring some national attention to a sport that usually doesn’t receive much publicity in general. Click on the title of this post or here to read the official write-up about my award. Hopefully next year I can...
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to...– Ayn Rand
Count your blessings, not your worries
Volunteering at the Special Olympics Youth Athletes field day Growing up, my mother always taught me to count my blessings every day. One should always be grateful, and just as importantly, I believe one should always give back. For this reason, volunteering and “paying it forward” has always been a huge priority in my life. Whether it is through the Wounded Warrior Project or...
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by...– Zig Ziglar
"NU's Sarkisova Can't Be Foiled" →
A couple of weeks ago, I was featured in the Chicago Tribune Sports section. Columnist Phillip Hersh composed a piece covering my road to Northwestern University. Click on the title of this post or here for the article & a better look at some of my accomplishments!
I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a...– Jim Valvano
An Introduction: Why Me?
I discovered early on that I had a knack for marketing. I found it fascinating that an entire aspect of business was based off a combination of creativity and intuition. I discovered even earlier on in life that I had an immeasurable passion for sports. I began fencing when I was just six years old. By 14, I was representing the United States in competitions all around the world. By 18, I was...