Creative, Invovled Point Park University Student uses her skills to transition incoming freshmen

In Uncategorized on September 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Back in Greensburg,Pa. Zoë Alyssa Sadler snapped photographs for a portrait photography studio.

Her creative spirit has continued into everything she accomplishes from her current position as Marketing Coordinator of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) to being a teaching assistant for a freshman university experience class.

Currently a junior advertising and public relations and multimedia double major at Point Park University, Sadler maintains a number of activities outside of her class work and still finds time to enjoy Disney movies and theater with her roommates.

“Overall, Point Park has a creative environment,” she said.

Sadler has utilized the environment creating and promoting events for both CAB and for the Honors Program. She works as the apprentice to the Honors Program Director Helen Fallon sending out communications, coordinating events and being an active member in the Honors Program Organization.

“I like the city environment because there are a lot of opportunities to get involved on and off campus,” she said.

Her involvement has pushed her to become one of three head mentors with the honors program, serving as a guide to them throughout the year-long commitment.

Also spending her time working as an orientation leader throughout the summer and working in the admissions office, Sadler has come in contact with potential students and a variety of new, young students.

“I think it is important to immerse students,” she said, “The college transition is a hard one to make.”

Having made the transition from the suburb of Greensburg into the urban environment of Pittsburgh, Sadler has seen first hand the changes that freshman undergo, while stile keeping her family close. Her older sister attends Duquesne University, and they continue to meet weekly for dinner dates.

Her creativity and friendly personality overflow into her dealings with the younger students, but also help her in her potential career field.

“Photography is a passion of mine and it is partially the reason why I chose to double major in multimedia,” she said.

Wanting to focus on the advertising and creative-planning side of things, she found Point Park’s focused advertising and public relations program a good fit.

Her favorite professor that she has encountered since coming to campus is Dr. Johann Yssel. Despite having a reputation for being a difficult professor, Sadler has enjoyed the challenge in her Ad and PR writing course.

“I am proud of my work in that class and he inspired me to do that,” she said.

Sadler is hoping to graduate next spring and spend time traveling. Originally considering pursuing a short-term career as a flight attendant, Sadler decided instead that she would like to work for a cruise ship.

Her goal is to see some of the world before pursuing a long-term career as part of the creative team with non-profit advertising group.

“I think it is important to be as creative and innovative as possible, because when you are thinking with an open-mind that is when problems get solved,” said Sadler.

  1. Very well written article

  2. It’s a very well-written profile! You really make her come life and her quotes really tell a story!

  3. I enjoyed this story. It was really interesting to see how creative and involved she is even while being a double major.

  4. Thanks for a great profile, Addie! It was great to interview with you 🙂

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