Holly Rooney: Student Spotlight

Holly Rooney: Student Spotlight

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
Student Spotlight, Holly Rooney
Student Spotlight, Holly Rooney
Hometown City: Omaha
State / Province: Nebraska
Country: United States
Year Sophomore
Major(s) Advertising and Public Relations
Minor(s) Sociology
Expected Graduation Year 2022
Twitter handle @hollyyrooneyy
Instagram handle @holly_rooney
Why did you choose to come to Nebraska and specifically the College of Journalism? I've lived in Nebraska my whole life and the passion and loyalty Husker fans continue to show was something I admired and wanted to be a part of. The campus definitely captivated me and the entire atmosphere surrounding downtown Lincoln was incredible. I chose the College of Journalism once I found my passion in journalism and after participating in the CoJMC Explore Media camp. I loved all of the opportunities that the college was able to offer us. The professors were incredibly knowledgeable and eager to help us discover and learn more about what we were passionate about.
Who at Nebraska has helped you be successful? Is there a professor who has made a big impact on your education? So far, I have really enjoyed the ADPR course I took with Professor Brandon Nutting. He made the course really fun and interesting. It made me want to dive deeper into ADPR and explore how I could better my skills and put them into action.
What classes are you taking this year? Any you're most excited for? ADPR 221
HIST 277
JOMC 133
JOMC 134
PHIL 106
RELG 181
I'm pretty excited for PHIL 106 and RELG 181 because they aren't like any classes I have taken before. I also enjoyed my JOMC 131 & 132 classes so I'm sure I will enjoy JOMC 133 & 134 as well.
Describe your current job/internship. Are there any other internships you've had throughout your time at CoJMC? My internship at the Nebraska Golf Association is the first internship I've had. I'm mostly responsible for helping post on our social media, writing stories for our magazine, writing press releases and previews, as well as creating graphics and layouts. I love being able to spend half my time in the office doing what I enjoy, and the other half traveling Nebraska helping out on the courses. I've had such a fun summer and really enjoyed getting to know all my coworkers.
Have you studied abroad—where, when, favorite city and memory? I haven't studied abroad before but sure hope to! However, my favorite place I've traveled to is New York. I stayed in Long Island with my aunt and spent time in the city and other local attractions. I absolutely loved the atmosphere there and hope to someday get a job and move there.
Are there any organizations you're involved in on or off campus? Any other hobbies? I'm mostly just involved with the Daily Nebraskan on campus. I am the 2019-2020 Senior Editor of the Engagement section. So I'm responsible for teasing articles and reviewing analytics.  
Throw out a fun (maybe quirky) fact about you. I was born on January 1, 2000 which was obviously the turn of the millennium so I think I was the third baby born in Omaha in the new millennium.
Are you working on any special projects? In my free time, I've spent time compiling videos that I've taken during my internship of different courses and memories I've made this summer so I can make a short video for my enjoyment.
Do you have any post graduation plans? If not don't stress—what would you like to do? I have decided on anything specific yet but what I would love to do is get a job in Kansas City doing social media promotion hopefully for one of their professional sports teams.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always thought about being a nurse or a teacher.
What has been your favorite class at CoJMC? What about one outside of CoJMC? Like I said earlier I definitely enjoyed ADPR 151 with Professor Nutting but I also like JOMC 131 & 132. Outside of CoJMC, I liked SOCI taking 101 with Professor McQuillan.
Fill in the blank: "The best thing about being a Husker is ___________________." the friends and the pride.
Advice for a new CoJMC student? To take a wide variety of classes so you can find your niche and what your most excited about. I also recommend involving yourself in something whether you are excited to try one of the clubs or getting a job on campus so you can build connections.