Molly Meysenburg: Student Spotlight

Molly Meysenburg: Student Spotlight

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 2:15pm
Molly Meysenburg: Student Spotlight
Molly Meysenburg: Student Spotlight

Molly Meysenburg Student Profile

Hometown City: Norfolk
State / Province: NE
Year Senior
Major(s) Advertising and Public Relations
Minor(s) Business Administration & Communication Studies
Expected Graduation Year 2020
Twitter handle N/A
Instagram handle molly_meysenburg
Why did you choose to come to Nebraska and specifically the College of Journalism? Growing up in Nebraska, I always knew that UNL was where I wanted to be when college came. It felt nostalgic and exciting, and the College of Journalism became the perfect fit for me. I attended Red Letter Day with an undecided major. When it came time to go to your respective college, I went to the College of Journalism and instantly knew it was a good fit for me! Every person I met was friendly, excited and eager to tell me about what cutting edge work was happening in the CoJMC. I am so happy I chose the College of Journalism and those great qualities I saw on Red Letter Day mean even more to me now!
Who at Nebraska has helped you be successful? Is there a professor who has made a big impact on your education? My advisor, Jill Arth, has played a huge role in my success. Every time I have gone into her office feeling unsure or stressed about new semesters, internships or post graduation plans, she has reassured me and put me at ease. She has an amazing positive and relaxed energy to her and I have loved having her as my advisor! The professor who has impacted my college experience would be Patti Harney. Patti is unbelievably knowledgable about the industry, brings a positive energy to every class and makes every student feel like their ideas are important. I loved taking class from her!
What classes are you taking this year? Any you're most excited for? I am most excited to be in Jacht this semester! Jacht is the student run ad agency out of the College of Journalism. They work on real projects for real clients, and I am so excited to get to know the other students better and to work on some fun projects throughout the semester.
Describe your current job/internship. Are there any other internships you've had throughout your time at CoJMC? I currently have an internship at NET, Nebraska's PBS & NPR stations. I work as their Social Media Student Worker and am loving it! My favorite part is that every day is a new adventure. I never know what news I will get to cover that day or what new project I will get to work on. It keeps me on my toes, but I have learned so much!
Have you studied abroad—where, when, favorite city and memory? No.
Are there any organizations you're involved in on or off campus? Any other hobbies? I am involved in Greek life at UNL! I am also a dance teacher and am obsessed with everything in the dance world!
Throw out a fun (maybe quirky) fact about you. I LOVE the Enneagram Personality Test! I am kind of obsessed with reading and learning about it (lol).
Do you have any post graduation plans? If not don't stress—what would you like to do? Post graduation I am hoping to do something that combines my love of dance with my love of advertising and the business world.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was little, I wanted to be a teacher. I get to partially fulfill that dream in the dance studio!
What has been your favorite class at CoJMC? What about one outside of CoJMC? My favorite class at CoJMC was Media, Ethics and Society with Joe Starita. This class challenged me and made me think outside of what I was comfortable with. It taught me so much about real life and I loved learning from someone with as much experience and knowledge as Joe Starita.
Fill in the blank: "The best thing about being a Husker is ___________________." The best thing about being a Husker is being part of something so much bigger than yourself! UNL is full of people who want you to succeed, want you to be your best and want you to have fun while doing it. I am so happy I am a Husker!
Advice for a new CoJMC student? My advice for a new CoJMC student would be to make connections from the first day you set foot in the college. You never know when down the road when you may need help from your professor, a TA or the random girl you met in a class freshman year. Be kind to everyone, work hard and grow your network every day!