The News Bureau is a team of student workers who research, write and distribute news releases for Luther College. The Social Media Bureau researches, writes and plans for posts to the college's various social media platforms. Both groups work out of the Media Relations office in Dahl Centennial Union Suite 213.
I’m a communications major and international studies minor. At Luther, I’m on the Women’s Tennis team and a member of the Tau Delta Gamma sorority and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Working in the Social Media Bureau has allowed me to further develop my communication skills whether it be drafting a post for social media, emailing Luther faculty about various campus events, or collaborating with other students on social media projects. I love that this job not only connects me to the Luther community, but also gives me the chance to be creative and promote my ideas.
I'm a communication studies major here at Luther, and I am also involved in varsity band and Love Your Melon. In addition to this job, I am one of Luther’s student bloggers for the Admissions Department. My job in social media has helped me in a multitude of ways, from being aware of most of the events and performances happening on campus to improving my professional communication skills for my future career. I continue to learn how to write in the conversational style that is crucial for social media, rather than the event-planner style that I tend to gravitate towards. The things I am learning through this job will directly influence my success in the workplace after Luther–as I hope to continue to work in social media in some capacity, preferably for a non-profit organization. When I actually find some free time in my schedule, you can find me traveling the world or hanging out with friends.
I am an English major and a secondary education and music minor. On campus, I am involved in Aurora and Symphony Orchestra. I enjoy my job in Media Relations because of the opportunities it provides me to become more versatile in various genres of writing. Encouraging the feeling of community on campus by writing about its members and events is an exciting endeavor for me. Along with my studies in linguistics and Latin, I am gaining a classical liberal arts education in rhetoric and composition by writing for the News Bureau. Apart from my academic pursuits, I enjoy hiking and exploring the local culture of Decorah with friends. The distinctive seasons are a treat to a California resident.
I am an accounting major and management minor. I am currently a member of the Men's Soccer team. Working for the Social Media Bureau has helped me improve my communication skills, and to be more aware of whom I am trying to get content across to. This has also helped improve my time management skills, having to plan and keep my projects organized and timely. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be able to further my education through the Social Media Bureau.