January 8, 2015 by EmilyCRios
Hi all, My name is Emily Rios and I;m so excited to be in this class with some familiar faces and to get the opportunity to get to know some new additions to the program. I grew up and currently live in Southern California.
The start of 2015 means the start of my fourth semester in the University of Florida’s Mass Communications in Social Media graduate program. I just completed a six month position as a Media Relations Associate for Operation Christmas Child, an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse that delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need around the world. I was tasked with getting media attention/hits in the West Coast region which includes California, Nevada and Hawaii and finding stories that could be sent to headquarters in North Carolina and then shared on OCC’s social media profiles.
I am currently working on redeveloping and launching a church website and streamlining all of the various social media accounts that were created in place of a strong website so tat there is a clear and concise flow throughout the web channels and traditional outreach efforts.