In fall 2014, I was tasked with selecting an organization and performing a rhetorical analysis of their external communications. I chose to analyze the recruitment materials in the MSU Office of Admissions as both a current employee of the office and a student who had gone through the recruitment process. This project was assumed to be essay format, but since there was a “creativity encouraged” stipulation, I decided to structure my analysis like an admissions recruitment presentation. I had a chance to pull in my experience as a student tour guide, employee of the Office of Admissions, my own personal experience as a student at MSU, and several bad jokes to create a piece I felt accomplished the task while bringing my personality into it.
Skills used: research and analysis, presentation, PowerPoint, Windows Movie Maker, writing