Please Help Me Before I Cry and Fail

Intro

Hi I’m Jessica Gover and I am a fourth year marketing student at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). I promise I don’t cry all the time, just on days that end in the letter “y”. But really, if I were to pick a life motto, I would say that is is ” I am here for a good time, not a long time”.  For me that means spending time doing the things I love. Not to mention bringing a positive attitude and humor to every situation.

Working as a Lax Bro

The end goal for me professionally, is to get involved in sports marketing and contribute to the expansion of underrepresented segments. My experience in sports marketing comes from my current position as the marketing manager at RIT SportsZone. I am responsible for leading a team working towards increasing the reach of social media platforms, as well as promoting the image of SportsZone Live. SportsZone covers over 23 individual collegiate athletics team. My passion for sports marketing comes from the fact I am an athlete myself, as part of the RIT Women’s Lacrosse Team. Through all  of the broken bones, injuries and tears, I can with complete honesty, say it has been the best 3 years of my life so far. Being an athlete myself is what inspired me to pursue marketing in a sports related field. It is an area I feel passionate about and can relate the most to. Check out the links below to learn more about me and connect with me to start a conversation.

Update 4/1/17

I recently decided to take a leap of faith and get outside my comfort zone by participating in the Living Through Sport program. At the end of June, I will be traveling to London, England to work an international sporting event as well as networking with industry professionals. For someone who frequently introduces themselves as a homebody, this is a big step for me. A typical Friday night for me usually involves watching Netflix. I’ve never been outside of the country on my own, so I’m scared and excited at the same time. I have always wanted to go abroad, and this is the first time I have actively pursued that goal.

Contact

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Blerta Imeri

Hello,

My name is Blerta Imeri. I am studying Business Marketing and Business Management with an immersion in Advertising at Rochester Institute of Technology. I will be graduating with a Bachelors Degree in May of 2018.

About Me

I am a first generation from Kosovo. I came to America at the age of four and have resided in Syracuse, NY my whole life. I love the sport Lacrosse and I enjoy reading! I have been working as a sales adviser at Delta Sonic Car Wash for five years now. With my experience at Delta Sonic I have fallen in love with sales. I am an outgoing individual who loves to meet new people and enjoy some competition. My most notable skills are being organized and am great at communicating with many different types of people.

Work Experience

Over the summer of 17′ I worked with a company called Around Campus Group. They are an advertising college company that focuses on helping local business target to local college students. As an intern I attended a ten day long training program in North Carolina where I was awarded the MVP of my New York team. I was placed within the Cornell University community to sell print and digital advertising. Towards the end of the three month long internship as the sales team leader I took place number one for the New York region and number four out of the country for sales.

My experience this past summer has taught me many things about myself that I was not aware of. Such as the level of my commitment and hard work that I invested in order to place within the top five. It was a learning experience that I am very grateful for.

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How To Be A Hazard. To, uh, Yourself.

I recently started living by myself. People say that when you start living by yourself, you discover new things about yourself, like a whole wave of realizations, deep intellectual reflections etc.

Nope. Apparently THAT isn’t going to be my thing.

I seem to have a talent in finding new ways to be a hazard. To literally the only person in the house – Me.

As always, I decided to jot down my list of ‘How To Be A Hazard. To Yourself.’

Disclaimer: Imitating instances mentioned in this post may induce some serious injuries. Do not try at home. Subject has already done that for you. 

  1. Leave Sharp Objects Lying Around

    People who know me, know that I’m hopelessly absent-minded. Below are pictures of an incident that actually occurred. Uh, yes, I have managed to become a lot more responsible after that. Uh no, it hasn’t repeated. *looking up at the sky*

    Please don’t tell my mom. Thanks.

    Doing some cool stuff ‘cuz joblessness
    A rare picture of subject doing work
    peek-a-boo!

    Subject MAY have sat on it. That’s confidential information.
  2. Play ‘Live-Life-Dangerously’ Kind-of Games

    Okay I really love this one game I invented.
    *looks at mom’s death stare*
    Okay, um, this game is not cool. I repeat. Not cool at all.
    *sheepish grin*
    So what you have to do is try to cut vegetables with your weaker hand. You keep trying to decrease your cutting time as the days go by.
    Not that I have tried doing this multiple times, of course.
    Following are pictures of a random subject attempting to play the game.
    (mom, I swear, that isn’t me!)

    Subject is excited to cut with her left hand!
    I doubt subject focused this much in her engineering.
    Subject may be rethinking life decisions.

    Well, I hope you guys liked my post!
    If you guys want to see more posts of mine, click here!
    If you want a friend who makes hopeless life decisions, you can find me on FaceBook!
    You can also catch my shenanigans on twitter!

    Cheers,
    Prit <3

 

Females in Improv and their Exploitation

Exploitation of Females in Improv

Females in improv should only be limited by their ability to successfully communicate their creativity with their scene partner and audience in an understandable, competent manner. Except when someone chooses to sabotage that communication because of their gender.

When improvising, anyone can be anyone. Boys can play girls, girls can play boys. Hindus can play Christians, construction workers can play lawyers. As long as you communicate your character clearly, you are not Females in Improvheld back by being a woman in improv.  That is, until someone decides to leverage your gender just to get a laugh.

I cannot count how many times I’ve gotten on stage making an extensive effort to be a male character, only to have my scene partner say something like “Oh honey, you know I don’t like when you act like that. Now get back in the kitchen.” It’s like feminism never made it to improv.

Even worse is when I’m established as a male character, get halfway through the scene, and then have someone walk into it and make a comment about me ‘actually’ being a girl. They get their ‘laugh’ and then they walk right back off. That’s just poor improvising, whether you’re female or male. Not only does it throw off the improvisers, but it completely ignores the reality of the scene and breaks down the relationship between the characters until the only thing left to do is sweep. It’s selfish, unintelligent, and hurtful. I work too hard as a female improviser to be reduced to a slap-stick joke because of my gender. In all improv, successfully communicating with your scene partner is important, and this is no exception. Offenders need to be told how it feels, as a woman in improv, to be treated that way. Hopefully, if that person values you as a person, friend, or colleague, they’ll also value you as a female improviser.