Snagging the role of content coordinator at the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, I’ve accomplished one of the hardest things any former college student has stressed about: finding a job out of college.
Yes, I’ve accomplished what seemed to be the impossible, and I am excited for what lies ahead.
So what makes me qualified for this job, may you ask? Well, I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Journalism at Missouri State University, focusing primarily on print and online journalism. I have taken far more media classes than I can count, and written enough English papers and essays about media culture to call myself an author. If you’re an avid follower of Missouri State University, you may have seen my face on their Instagram account a few times, as I was one of the few operators and creative minds behind their feed and content.
Okay, okay, great, but what do I know about Springfield? What makes me the mastermind and creative-thinker? The fact is, Springfield is all about the people and the journeys they’ve taken. Springfield wouldn’t be where it is today without the college student who decided to start their first business on Commercial Street or the person who decided they wanted to settle down and raise a family here. Whatever the case, Springfield is a pretty awesome place, and more people should know about it don’t ya think?
That’s where I come in.
As someone who started out as a tourist of Springfield and decided to settle down here, I’ve seen both sides of the same coin. Never in a million years would I have thought Springfield would be my future home after graduation, but now I wouldn’t want to call any other place home.
So what is my plan for the content coordinator position? I want to provide a deeper insight into the knitted fibers of the Springfield community and show others who are unfamiliar to us, that we’re a prime destination in the state. A diamond in the rough, or, the unicorn among mortals one may say.
If you’re currently a resident of Springfield, or simply just passing by this page on your way to another viral cat video. Sit back. Stay awhile. Springfield is about to get a whole lot more interesting.