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Joe
Park Ridge, IL
Business

Interests

Movies, Classic novels, Basketball, Soccer, Video Games

Archive
About Me
April 27, 2016
Another Film Down

Just barely.

April 26, 2016
My Acting Debut

Still waiting for that movie deal

April 23, 2016
Small Business Fair

Helping market the hidden gems of Richmond

April 19, 2016
The Babadook

My first film screening introduction

April 10, 2016
Spiderpalooza

A carnival in my front yard.

March 23, 2016
Deconstructing Marketing

Learning from the Spiders that have come before me

March 12, 2016
Foundation in Film and Video

My introduction to stop motion

March 10, 2016
The Internship Search

My not-so-expert advice on the internship process

March 8, 2016
A City with Personality

A spontaneous drive through Richmond.

February 26, 2016
Google Analytics

Saturday afternoon with the American Marketing Association

My name is Joe. I am currently a freshman at the University of Richmond. I plan to major in Business (concentration undecided) and to minor in Creative Writing. I consider myself a man of diverse interests. I find just as much enjoyment in playing basketball as I do staying home to read a book. In terms of music, I'll listen to most anything, whether it's Frank Sinatra, today's top 100 hits, old school rap, or anything in between. Same goes for movies. New movies, old movies, black-and-white movies, action movies, romantic comedies, serious dramas. It doesn't matter; I'll watch them all (and often choose to). Aside from that, I'm simply excited to be at UR and to be able to share my experiences with prospective students, fellow classmates, and anyone else who may care to follow along.

Why UR?

A simple answer to the question "Why UR?" would be to say that it just felt right. Though, whereas that isn't inaccurate, I know how vague and frustrating an answer like that can be for readers. So, I will try to explain myself. The University of Richmond, as I researched it more and more, became continually more appealing. Every new thing I learned became another reason to attend. (That certainly was not the case with other schools.) I didn't have to wrestle with thoughts like, "I guess I can live with that" or "Maybe it won't seem like that when I'm actually there." In fact, even viewing the university with a critical eye, it was difficult to find something bad to say about it. That may sound like I'm simply affirming my final decision, but it's not easy to answer that question without directly showing someone what I'm trying to articulate. UR is a place that, although ripe for descriptive writing, must be experienced firsthand to truly understand. That, I believe, says more than any list of reasons ever could.