Friday Five

Friday Five

[An inspirational quote I heard at the CMA conference in Chicago] This week was hectic and a bit overwhelming, but it was expected as the final weeks of the semester are winding down. This Wednesday, Ryan Collins (see his site here), a senior PR student from Kent State University, came to speak to the PRSSA (Public … Read more

[An inspirational quote I heard at the CMA conference in Chicago]

This week was hectic and a bit overwhelming, but it was expected as the final weeks of the semester are winding down. This Wednesday, Ryan Collins (see his site here), a senior PR student from Kent State University, came to speak to the PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) chapter at Mount Union! A few months back, I happened to stumble across Ryan’s blog, and two hours later I realized I was still reading through his posts. So, as president of PRSSA, I contacted Ryan and asked him to come speak to our group about his PR experience. He is extremely involved on campus and spoke to us about internships, leadership roles, networking and more.

Ryan’s three main tips for success were to:

  1. Study abroad (in order to learn independence and about other cultures)
  2. Intern as much as possible (hands on, real-life experience is very beneficial)
  3. Create a professional online presence (blogging is extremely recommended)

Before he left, Ryan stated “I believe all of you can be considered rock star PR students.” I know many students walked away inspired and motivated to get involved on campus and take advantage of every opportunity possible.

This weekend I am planning on getting a jump start on final projects for class, meeting up with my sister for a girl’s night and working on yearbook pages for The Unonian. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Happy Friday!

[A spontaneous midnight trip to the Cheesecake Factory with my friend Megan]

[The sweet note waiting for me when I returned to Mount Union from my roommates]

[The PRSSA officers with Ryan]

[The free Mount Union hoodie I received for participating in a video for the Office of Marketing!]

End of soccer, start of blogging

End of soccer, start of blogging

I’m back. A short intro about who I am, what I write about and other comments. Good to be back. Read more

New Apple Keyboard

Now that soccer has come to an end, I’m happy to announce my return to writing for the Mount Union Blog. I’d like to take a second to thank my bosses for letting me take that time off – it really made it easier to focus with less things to worry about.

Now back to writing. For new readers, this post will serve as a little introduction to myself, as well as what I like to write about.

My name is Kyle Dreger. I am a third-year computer science and English writing student. I play soccer in the fall, and write for this blog in the winter and spring. I have an app on the App Store, and I love designing websites. I also have a personal website at kyledreger.com and a small blog called dregers on Tumblr as well. If you browse either of those sites, you can get a pretty good feel for who I am, what I do and the topics I enjoy writing on.

I believe writing for a particular type of reader can be beneficial to your writing. With that in mind, here is an excerpt from my colophon over on dregers:

I write, and post links, here for a certain type of reader. This reader will probably enjoy some, or all, of the following:

  • design
  • technology
  • liberal arts
  • quality gear
  • programming

More specifically to this blog, I’ll be writing on the intersection of technology and our daily school lives – including apps, tips and hacks you can use to improve your education. I’ve got some great stuff lined up for you.

It’s good to be back.