Anna J. Palm – Post-Grad School Goals

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I’m a graduate student at Oakland University, looking for a full-time job or paid internship after I’ve completed my master’s. Since my major is communication, I would be interested in both internal and external communication at a company, change management, research and anything media-related such as public relations and social media. I have years of writing and editing experience, not to mention customer service skills.

 

Find me on LinkedIn, Handshake (search “Anna Palm”), Instagram (authorajpalm) and Twitter (authorajpalm).

>> See previous post for background.

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Anna J. Palm – New Path

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Detroit on January 14, 2017.

My name is Anna J. Palm and I’m a writer, painter and martial artist.

In May 2015, I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts; my major was creative writing and journalism my minor. Shortly afterwards, I worked for The Morning Sun, a (then-local) paper in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It was a wonderful learning experience and kind of an adventure until the company downsized and laid off people at several newspapers, including me. It’s doggy dog world out there.

Realizing that I needed additional education and a different life style, I began attending grad school at Oakland University in the fall 2016. Currently I’m working on my master’s in communication with a focus on media studies. People keep asking me if I’m going after a PhD – probably since they can hear on my voice that I love research –  but unless I plan on teaching, there’s no point in getting one. My future goal is to get a job at a big company like General Motors or a publishing company where I can use what I’ve learned at grad school and grow as a writer.

Truth to be told, the Big Dream is to have my poems and fictional stories published one day so that I can live as a full-time author, like J.K. Rowling or Neil Gaiman.

Plus, I love travel. I’ve been to quite a few places already – Denmark, France, Austria, Italy, Egypt, several states such as North Carolina and Maine… – but there is so much more I want to see, so many people to meet and so many different kinds of dishes to taste.
You can also reach me at blueannajo@aol.com

By the way, bellow this post you can find my resume.

Anna Josefin Palm – Resume

Anna Josefin Palm                                                       

ajpalm2@oakland.edu

 

Communication experience:

Oakland University—Rochester, MI

            Collaboration with the University Communications and Marketing department at OU, April 2017

  • Made a video about my research on the women in Game of Thrones, as part of the school’s video series on research. It was released on YouTube on July 16, 2017: “Student Research Series – Anna Palm, Media Studies” (https://youtu.be/fHJ6Qty-L-4).

Oakland University—Rochester, MI

            Communication department graduate assistant, Jan. – April 2017.

  • Assisted the faculty with their research: data entry, gathering relevant information, analyzing scholarly articles, and preparing literature reviews.
  • Graded essays from an undergraduate communication class.
  • Re-designed the billboard for the Graduate Program in Communication.

Michigan Academy of Science, Art and Letters—Kalamazoo, MI

Presenter at a day-long conference, March 10, 2017

  • Presented a research paper on women’s representation on Game of Thrones and other fantasy shows.

 

Journalism experience:

The Morning Sun—Mount Pleasant, MI

Multimedia reporter with education and city beat, Sept. – Dec. 2015.

  • Covered topics and events related to Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant schools, educational programs in the area, and occasionally city matters.
  • Performed in-depth research and interviewed state experts for longer stories, such as child poverty in Michigan.
  • Used social media and photo galleries to draw readers’ interest.
  • Developed relationships with members of the Mount Pleasant Board of Education.

Midland Daily News—Midland, MI

Freelance reporter, Organic Reporting Project, Aug. – Dec. 2013.

  • Traveled to farms in Alma, Hersey and Rosebush as well as to an organic store in Midland to interview owners, farmers and consumers.
  • Co-wrote the leading front-page article that launched the Sunday-Monday package.
  • Researched extensively on food recalls and food production, contacted state and national experts, and wrote two articles on my own in addition to the lead story.

Leadership experience:

American Association of University Women (AAUW), Michigan

     Student advisory council member (or state representative), July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

  • Held a presentation with fellow SAC members at Leadership conference.
  • Writing on the AAUW-MI blog about topics such as activism, women’s issues and events.
  • Advising the student-led e-Board on Oakland campus (AAUW Rochester branch).

 

Education:

Central Michigan University—Mount Pleasant, MI (Graduation: May 2015)

            BA: English major, creative writing concentration, and Journalism minor.

     Oakland University—Rochester, MI (Expected graduation: April 2018)

            Master’s in Communication, with a focus on media studies.

Anna Palm_Resume