#PittsburghMe: Meet Kelsey Wolfe, Public Relations and Advertising Major Student Profile
Meet Kelsey Wolfe
- Public Relations & Advertising
- April 2020
- Brownsville, Pa.
- High School
- Brownsville Area High School
- Dream Job
- Resident Director at a university
"Coming from a small town, I wanted adventure in the big city but didn’t want to be just a face in a lecture hall. I also wanted opportunities to be involved on campus and to be able to make a difference. Point Park has given me all of that and more!"
Why did you choose Point Park University?
I chose Point Park because it was everything I wanted in a university. Coming from a small town, I wanted adventure in the big city but didn’t want to be just a face in a lecture hall. I also wanted opportunities to be involved on campus and to be able to make a difference. Point Park has given me all of that and more!
You were selected to be a returning Resident Educator for the upcoming school year. Why did you decide to apply initially and what drew you back to the position?
I had an amazing experience living in the residence halls during my freshman year. I had a wonderful RE and met some of my closest friends there. Initially, I applied because I wanted to give that experience to other students. I had an amazing year with my residents (shout out to Lawrence Hall floor 12!) and realized exactly how much I love this job. Being able to facilitate a community while watching your residents break out of their shells and become the people they’re meant to be is unlike anything else. I reapplied because I could not imagine spending my senior year any other way.
What other clubs are you involved with on campus?
Aside from being an RE, I am also the president of the Honors Student Organization! It’s something I’ve been involved in since I first stepped foot on campus. Previously, I was involved with Strong Women, Strong Girls and The Globe. They’re both amazing organizations and doing incredible work, but I’ve narrowed my focus to be able to dedicate all of my energy to residence life and HSO.
What is your favorite spot on campus and why?
Well, I probably spend the most time in the Honors Program office, but I have to say that my favorite spot on campus is Village Park on a sunny day. It’s a great place to do homework, read or just hang out with friends/my residents!
As a rising senior, what are your anticipated plans following graduation?
This is something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently. I changed my path a few times while I was here and landed in public relations. I’ve always loved working with nonprofits in that sort of way, and had you asked me a year ago, I would have said that I was working toward a career in public relations working with nonprofit organizations in the arts. However, now I’m exploring the idea of grad school. I would love to get my master’s degree in higher education and work as a resident director for a university. My experience with residence life has shown me a completely new field that I had never thought of before!
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Don’t be afraid to get involved. College is intimidating, but if you don’t jump in head first you’re going to miss out on so many amazing opportunities. Get out of your dorm, go to events, apply for internships and join organizations! It will be worth your while.
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Text and photo by Rhianna Davis, senior business mangement major
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