Professor Clay's Sports Media Production and Sports Journalism classes were my favorite at UVA. Both of them allowed me to have hands on experience in the sports industry. I found those classes super valuable in shaping my career path. I just want to thank Professor Clay and my classmates for such amazing experiences.
My favorite experience was the J-Term that I took last January in New York City with the Media Studies Department and my bff Claire.
My first ever class at UVA was Intro to Media Studies with Professor Bruce Williams. I was absolutely terrified, and I sat in the second row of Wilson 401. When Professor WIlliams got up to the podium, he looked out at the class and said "raise your hand if this is the first class you've taken at UVA." Me and a few other students raised our hands, and he then said "Welcome, I'm so excited to have you." His class convinced me to be a Media Studies major, and that experience on the first day was a big part of it.
I feel grateful for the time spent on the lawn, for the people who have become my closest friends, for the food and art that makes Charlottesville special, and for the walk from 14th street all the way to Nau Hall, that gave me the opportunity to appreciate UVA in all of its different seasons and moods.
My favorite memories are walking past the Rotunda every time I went to class or work. I took my first UVA photo at the Rotunda while it was under construction, and I have yet to take my last photo there. See you later Tundy!
The School of Architecture woodshop felt like home to me!
My favorite UVA memory is every single Foxfield we had :). Oh, and also -- when Jeff Wittek (Youtuber/Member of the "Vlog Squad") unexpectedly came into my Celebrity Studies class taught by the best professor Elizabeth Ellcessor, and ironically talked to us about influencer marketing! It was quite the learning experience...!!!
The media lab on Wilson 2 became my home for three years after I joined the major. I cried, laughed, and edited some amazing stories in that room. Jessica deserves all the praise in the world! She helped me become a better editor and person. To all the Professors that saw me losing my mind through the windows of the media lab...you never judged me! Thank you!
The deadline for 3rd-year Media Studies students to apply for the Master's Promotion Program has been extended to May 15. On Friday, April 24, at 10am, we will hold a zoom information session for interested students to learn about the program and application process and to ask any questions. If you cannot attend, email [email protected] with any questions.
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