What am I up to?

What am I up to?

Written by: Komail Mithani

March 8, 2010 6:20 am 2 comments

So far this semester has been one of the most stressful and the most eventful in my college career. But, it has also been very exciting and entertaining. Sadly it is my last semester before I enter the ‘real world.’ Here are some of the things I’ve been working on so you know a little bit more about my adventures this semester. Plus, I thought it would be nice to write a more personal post, since this is my personal blog.

  1. As you all know, I am a campus catalyst for Glass, which means I am doing whatever I can to convince my fellow peers to give this Firefox extension a shot. This is sort of like becoming a brand manager for Glass at UT, because I seriously live and breath about putting Glass on every students browser. (Hasn’t happened yet, but I’m going to try to get close!)
  2. I have been working at an Internet Marketing agency every Tuesdays and Thursdays. Leverage Marketing, on Mopac and Steck avenue, specializes in pay-per click advertising (PPC) and search engine optimization (SEO). Two areas I know nothing about before I started working their and now realize how important they are to any campaign. One thing I thought was really cool is that I had the opportunity to help them lay a foundation for mobile advertising, which they decided to add to their services just recently. Trust me if you’re not paying attention to mobile, you need to. The possibilities are endless in this category.
  3. I am currently taking 12 hours of school to finish out my degree, but my most important class is my final capstone class (PR 373 – Integrated Communications Campaigns). This class combines all the knowledge I accumulated at UT to create a fully integrated communications campaign. This semester our client is Banshee Music. We are putting together a campaign to build awareness and sales of the “Get Hooked: Official music of the Texas Longhorns” CD. It’s really interesting because nearly no one on campus has heard about this CD, but I can guarantee they have heard one of the songs on the soundtrack at any UT athletic game. Luckily, I have five great group members to work with in order to put a stellar campaign together. Here is my favorite song, “Longhorns Tailgate:” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7NJfDOkc3c]
  4. I recently joined two other social networks, 20 somthing bloggers and Tumblr. To me Tumblr is like another Twitter, just with different features, so I decided to take a different approach to it. Let me know what you think about it.
  5. Finally, I am still tugging away on this job hunt. I have received tons of leads and want to thank everyone for sending me job listings they know I would be right for. Although, I must say I am getting extremely tried of these automated rejection letters but that doesn’t mean I am giving up hope. I have faith in God and I know a prospective employer will contact me soon. As long as I am actively searching and putting my name, skills, and experience out there, it is only a matter of time until something happens.

Man that was exhausting! At lease my spring break is coming up in a week. What are you up to my friends?