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My name is Michelle Chisholm and I am in my second semester of the KU MBA program. I was very excited to learn that this class counts as one of my electives as I’m interested in learning more about Marketing Communications and it’s a nice break from Accounting. I graduated from the University of Illinois in 2003 with a double major in Psychology and French. I currently work at Sprint in the Corporate Social Responsibility department. My title is Community Relations Specialist and I work mostly with our sponsorship of non-profit events here in Kansas City. I am relatively new to blogging, but I just posted my first few blogs on Sprint Space, the company’s new internal blogging tool. A co-worker helped me add a YouTube video and I was proud as punch! Needless to say, I still have a lot to learn, but I am definitely interested in becoming more comfortable in the world of social media.
When it comes to being green, I’d like to think that I am environmentally friendly, but after reading the first few chapters of the book, I realize I have a lot of work to do. I lived in France my junior year in college and was impressed by all the ways the Europeans are ahead of us when it comes to recycling and just simply using less. I strive to make simple changes in my lifestyle to be more eco-friendly, but often find myself succumbing to the convenience of American throw away consumerism. Sprint is doing it’s best to “go green” and it has been interesting to see the response of the employees as they removed Styrofoam cups from break rooms and launched phone recycling programs. We are just now beginning to publicly promote our green efforts to our customers, so I hope to be able to immediately apply the concepts I learn in this class to my everyday job.
I look forward to meeting everyone this weekend and am interested to see what we all can learn from each other.
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