Rebecca Gerber

Rebecca Gerber

I am a junior from Monterey, CA studying strategic communication and marketing here at the University of Denver. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends and family outdoors hiking, running, biking, etc. I love the ocean, reading, breakfast food and I am a proud member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Finals at the University of Denver: student’s stress levels rise

Finals are approaching for the University of Denver. Awaiting summer, students are anxious to finish exams and enjoy their vacations.

Coping Methods for Finals

During finals, the DU study body is under high stress. In order to cope with the large workload that comes along with having multiple finals, students have various strategies.

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DU Student Elections

My project on the DU elections started off to be pretty difficult for me. I am very new to using iMovie/premiere Pro. Another class of mine was using Premiere Pro during the same time so I decided to stick to that program while doing this assignment. Overall, I am really happy with Premiere Pro because it allows for advanced editing and it’s a great skill to have.

The interview process was interesting and fun for me to hear the opinions and ideas of my peers. Most of the people I interviewed are friends of mine which made for easy conversation. Interviewing three people was nice to have extra material and the Jack/Nikki duo worked nicely together. During the interviews, I found the interviewees to get a little off topic. I wanted them to focus on why they chose to run for USG, but sometimes they strayed into talking about their plans once they were elected, etc.

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Seniors and the graduation time bomb

My slideshow continues on the topic of what seniors will be doing post graduation. I wanted to emphasize how well the University of Denver prepares students for the future. In the process, I was pleased to find such positive feedback from students. Most seniors reported that they feel their DU education has been valuable and prepared them for careers and plans ahead. I wanted to tell a story throughout the slideshow of different opportunities and advice for seniors come graduation in the spring.

I chose to photograph seniors that I interviewed and popular places to study, work and relevant photos to graduating college. My topic allowed a bit of freedom in the photography. I was able to be creative in what I felt were important images and themes to portray. For example, I thought capturing seniors and buildings around campus was important to show that the people are still in student mode and are gearing up for graduation.

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University of Denver seniors and the ticking graduation time bomb

Imagine DU: Creating Our Future Together

Imagine DU: Creating Our Future Together

The question is everywhere. It is an inevitable, haunting, yet exciting annoyance for students approaching gradaution.  Come this fall, about 1,500 University of Denver seniors will be entering a new life chapter. And so many of us ask them, “what will you do after graduation?”

Graduation and “the question” should not mean that it is time for panic. Post-college is a special time for opportunity and self-discovery.

As there are many post graduation paths, most DU students are on a serious job hunt the duration of their senior year. “Most of my friends are either planning on higher education or have been actively looking for jobs all of senior year. The majority of my roomates have set up jobs for June. This adds pressure, but it’s an exciting kind of pressure,” says Sid Warsinske, senior marketing major.

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