What do I plan to do after college? How would I use the Internet to help myself excel?

College is an extremely difficult mission. Students are urged to take courses that are required for their certain degrees or that can benefit them in their career paths; they also have an abundant amount of community “student” service hours to complete prior to graduation, in addition to the fact that students also have to participate in organizations and events while managing their financial and academic statuses through multiple one-time jobs, applications for scholarships, internships, and grants from other venues. College is an extremely difficult mission. But it is a mission suited for those who like to challenge themselves academically, mentally, and physically. I, for example, am a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University pursuing my Bachelors in Art degree with a minor in Museum Studies and a specialization in Public Relations. Now when most people think of “Art Majors,” many would assume that compared to degrees in Education, Journalism, Psychology, or Engineering, the work-load is infinitesimal. Yes, while most academic majors pursuing a technical job spend more time in the library, art majors work towards enhancing their critical thinking skills, which, in turn, allows for more creative juices to take hold of the artist and create masterful, meaningful, and symbolic pieces of work that could transform a gallery exhibit into an experience. There is a professionalism that goes into being an art major. Market yourself and your skills. Participation, determination, self-promotion, impressive vitae, and a businesslike-mind are all contributing factors to create a truly successful artist. Whether it is in graphic design, drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, etc, artists have a tendency to make excellent business careerists. My avenue in art is through sculpture and theater. Currently I have taken part in nine professional nation-wide productions in theater, six gallery exhibits (in which I have won two first place awards for my sculptures), and twelve volunteer services to non-profit organizations and schools, like: Keller Williams Foundations, Boaters for Education, PAWS (Panhandle Animal Welfare Society), ABWA (American Business Women’s Association), Emerald Coast Foundation, Mattie Kelly Center for Performing Arts, Destin Elementary School, among others. To build up one’s curriculum vitae is to increase the likability of achieving a more successful position in a career. In my upcoming fourth year in my Bachelors program, I will be apart of the Senior Student Project, where each student chooses his or her particular path in art and create an exhibit of their own that encompasses their theme, medium, and views. For me, sculpture will be my passageway, where I hope to create attention-grabbing sculptures of unusual medium. However, it would be after receiving my degree and shaking the hands of the president of the university and such at the ceremonial graduation, where the true fun initiates.

After graduation I have multiple plans for the art world. With an impressive curriculum vitae, I intend to embark on a mission of self-innovation. In addition to a career, I will always continue to create art: drawings, paintings, and sculptures. However, public relations and businesslike fields that comprises of marketing, event planning, and campaign coordination is where I feel that I, as an artist, will benefit mostly in. Communication between organizations and the public builds positive good-quality relationships. That’s why a career as an Exhibitions Coordinator or a Strategic Communicator in Public Relations at a museum or non-profit gallery/academy is a good fit for me. I am a “people person” who loves to meet new people and learn new material. A sense of persuasion is needed in this type of field, and I believe I have that quality. Nevertheless, in terms of how I can use technology and the internet to better increase and excel myself career-wise, I believe that there are many opportunities nowadays in art careers then there used to be, and it is due to the increase of social media, technology, the internet and mass media outreach. Using the tools given to me by such technologies, like smart phones and video-sharing, with the combination of social media sites, for instance: Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook, and the internet, I can co-create, discuss, and modify my career to enable myself to progress and function well as an event coordinator, or a campaign director, or as an exhibitions director looking for artists to display their art in an upcoming exhibit. The Internet is a detrimental part of being in a position of coordination. The internet could be used to market myself as an artist or market the organization’s fundraising event, for example. The internet can be used to further develop professionalism and keep up with society’s needs and wants, and how I, the coordinator or director, can cater events and programs to better fit my career’s affairs to increase community involvement. Control of professional practices can permit me, as an art facilitator, to operate businesslike, while using social media and the internet, they will allow me to better promote myself and my organization or career. Art is a way to freely characterize one’s emotions into a space of creative passion and empathy. To understand art, makes you an appreciator, to feel art, makes you an experience.

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Young Avengers vs Young Justice

No restraints, no morals, just all out war... who'd win

You can consider the win either individually or as a team! (I'd prefer both)

(Based on the original 8 members of each team)

Robin (Dick) VS Patriot

Aqualad VS Stature

Superboy VS Hulking

Kid Flash VS Speed

Miss Martian VS Vision

Artemis VS Hawkeye (Kate)

Zatanna VS Wiccan

Rocket VS Iron Lad

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Forge and Storm...

Since Forge's "return" from, what I thought was a permanent resting place, does Storm know of his return? She was pretty upset of his status of insanity during the last time they saw each other back in Astonishing before he "blew himself up." And since Storm's marriage from Black Panther is annulled, do you think there's a chance of reconciliation between Storm and Forge!?

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The Fearless Defenders! Who do u want as the new Valkyrior?

So the premise of The Fearless Defenders is that Valkyrie is assembling eight worthy "warrior" women for her new Valkyrior team. So we've seen that Valkyrie and Misty Knight are the first two women announced, Dani Moonstar was latter reveal to be the third, and Hippolyta (aka Warrior Woman) is seen as the potential fourth member... So the question is who do you think make up the other four!?

Valkyrie

Misty Knight

Dani Moonstar

Warrior Woman

My choices would be:

Colleen Wing (because you can't have Misty without Colleen)

Medusa

Songbird

Firestar

Who would you pick!?

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Dazzler's involvement with the X-Men

So in the beginning of Xtreme X-Men Dazzler, Cyclops, and everyone were still living on Utopia somewhat peacefully together... then she "joined" the "Xtreme X-Men" (although they do not refer to themselves as such)... so my question is..... If/When Dazzler ever returns to her 616 homeworld, how will she react to all of that which has happened!? Figuring that she left before Schism... a lot has happened: Schism being the first, the the formation of Regenesis, then the big one... Avengers vs X-Men!

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My New Mutant's Cast for a Movie

My cast would be:

Dani Moonstar - Q'orianka Kilcher (known from Princess Kaiulani)

Cannonball - Josh Hutcherson (known from Hunger Games)

Karma - Ni Ni (known from The Flowers of War)

Sunspot - Mario Lopez (know as X-Factor host)

Magma - Aly Michalka (known from Easy A)

Wolfsbane - Chloe Grace Moretz (known from Kick Ass)

Magik - Isabelle Fuhrman (known from Orphan)

I'd have Chloe Grace Moretz dye her hair red and Isabelle Fuhrman dye her hair blonde of course.

Do u guys agree?

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Injustice G-ds Among Us... characters I'd want!!

As seen by the picture, 24 characters are supposed to be playable in this game. Batman, Catwoman, Cyborg, Flash, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Harley Quinn, Joker, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman, Wonder Woman, Deathstroke, Lex Luthor (suited up), Bane, Aquaman, Shazam, Hawkgirl, Sinestro, and Raven have already been announced, so that leaves 4 characters unaccounted for! I personally would love to see certain characters fill those spots. My picks are: Cheshire, Cheetah, Mirror Master, and Poison Ivy!!

What do u guys think? What would be your ideal line-up for the remaining 4 spots!?

EDIT: Deathstroke has been announced... YAY!

EDIT again: Lex Luthor (suited up) and Bane have been announced! Hell Yeah!!

EDIT again again: Aquaman and Shazam have been announced... wish I would have called it!!

EDIT again x3: Hawkgirl and Sinestro have been confirmed! Hooray!!

EDIT once again: Raven has been confirmed... guess that closes off the hero section.

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SO... what will happen to the New Mutants!?

Since we all know Cannonball and Sunspot have been "promoted" to the status of Avenger... what does that mean for the rest of our New Mutants!? The series will be cancelled soon because of the Marvel NOW! movement, so where does that leave our characters?

Moonstar, X-Man, Magma, Cypher, and Warlock?

With news of a new a new writer and new direction for the Adjectiveless X-Men title, Chamber will be included as part of the "team," Would it be possible that Moonstar, Magma, etc, would join Jono in this new team or would it be highly unlikely! It seems since Husk left the school, it would only be logical that she be with Chamber (since their history together) but since his admittance to the school, it seems that relationship has been non-existent! What do you guys think... where should these characters go? And on another note, what do you guys think of this Chamber and team book? Should be interesting!

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Any help on choosing my next topic...?

My professor just assigned me my fourth thesis paper topic... and I'd like to hear from some of you guys on who I should choose to do it on. The assignment is: "Pick a well-known individual and prove, through the tools of argument, that he/she has had a positive influence on society."

Any ideas?

Thanks much.

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