Jessica's Blog


A letter to future college students or newly entering college students

This semester has been an emotional roller coaster mentally, physically, and emotionally. I’ve been constantly bombarded with more work than I can achieve in the amount of time I’ve been given, and so I feel, in times such as this, it is important to remind myself, and others, that things will not always go my way.


Avatar: Evaluating The Themes

The first of a multi-unit piece talking about the new blockbuster movie: Avatar. In this one I speak on two the the main themes of the movie: colonialism and ecology.


Struggling With Becoming a Professional

When I signed up to take Professional Writing I had done so because I knew the class had great potential to improve my professional writing skills. I knew I would be working on my resumé and my cover letter. I knew it would be all about the business world. I went into the class happily thinking–great, a chance to make myself focus on my future career! However, I don’t think I actually realize just how big of an undertaking this class would be. It has opened my eyes to just how unprepared for the “real world” I am.


Anthropology Today: Ethnographic Market Research

Business companies are starting to re-envision how products are developed and marketed to the consumer. As stated by Stephen Jackson, in his article “Breakthrough market discoveries often hide out in latent forms”, companies have begun to see that: “customers have difficulty envisioning new technologies or being locked in habits and thought processes developed over time” (2009). The solution has come in the form of anthropologic studies