My name is Demery Pennington, and this is also the name I go by (think of it pronounced like "emery," but with a "D"). Although I was born in Helena, Montana (random, I know), Tulsa, Oklahoma is home to me. I am currently a sophomore here at the University of Oklahoma and plan to graduate in May 2019.
Choosing a Major
In my first few weeks as a freshman at OU, I was completely indecisive in choosing a major. I visited the Major Exploration Office here at OU, and answered a bunch of questions about my likes, dislikes, personality, etc. Long story short, I ended up choosing public relations... The same major my sister graduated with from Gaylord College in 2015. I love my sister, but I definitely didn't want to pursue the same major she did; however, she really is the reason I am so 'jazzed up' about public relations. Seeing her in the workforce and talking to her about her day-to-day lifestyle in a PR job is extremely exciting and interesting.
These conversations, about my sister's enjoyment and interest in her job, motivate me. She came from the same background I am coming from, and I know if I put in the effort, I can end up attaining a job I truly enjoy just like she has. I have always been an internally driven person, so having someone so close to me as a mentor in the PR world is an added bonus.
Writing has always been a hobby I truly enjoy. I noticed I have a passion for writing throughout high school, as my peers would dread writing essays for class while I found it exciting. It may be cheesy, but I feel that writing comes easily to me. I am a huge fan of technology, but I also still take notes on paper and write old fashioned letters, journals, etc. Writing is a huge part of my life, and I'm excited to see how I can improve my writing skills throughout this course.