City Relief
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Kay Adetiba

Liberal Arts Major(s): Communication Arts and Sciences, French and Francophone Studies
Hometown: Three Bridges, New Jersey
Experience Time: Summer 2021

Give us a brief summary of your experience?

At City Relief, I was tasked with helping expand the social outreach of the nonprofit. I successfully pitched the production of short-form video content for Instagram Reels and was tasked with spearheading the transition. I also worked on a long-term project to highlight and depict the volunteer experience for new volunteers within the organization. I also worked in Adobe Lightroom to edit images for social media.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience has expanded my understanding of the world of digital content and given me insider insight into what Communication majors might do in a professional capacity.

"This experience has... given me insider insight into what Communication majors might do in a professional capacity."

How will this experience impact your career goals?

​​​I was able to pioneer the social transition to Instagram reels while simultaneously working on a long-term project to highlight and depict the volunteer experience for new volunteers in the organization. This experience not only allowed me to become comfortable using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Lightroom, but it also helped me hone my skills for pitching ideas, creating content from scratch, and working simultaneously on long-term and short-term projects.

How has the College of the Liberal Arts helped you to find and/or succeed in this experience (e.g., adviser, faculty, staff, enrichment funds, etc.)?

The College of Liberal Arts gave me enrichment funds, which helped me pay for food, train travel to work, and some of my housing. Without those funds, the experience would have been much more challenging to attain.

How has the Paterno Fellows Program had an impact on this experience?

The Paterno Fellows program has taught me to continuously push myself to do better than my best. For the video editing project, I worked really hard to present work that wasn't just good, but that I put time and effort into and was really proud of.

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