Hi! My name is EB Fluharty. I am a communications major on the Entrepreneurship Pathway. I use she/her pronouns. I am from Cleveland, OH.
I know you are super involved on campus! What all do you do?
I am a part of Wooster Activities Crew (WAC) where I serve as the Director of Marketing. I have been a member of WAC since the beginning of my sophomore year, so this is my second year in it. I am also a marketing intern for the Office of Student Engagement, where I have worked for two semesters. I am also a peer health educator for the Longbrake Student Wellness Center. I was the rush chair for Delta Theta Psi during this past rush season, and am also one of the academic chairs.
Tell me about The POT!
I do not even know where to begin when discussing The POT. I work on The POT as a part of my marketing internship. I have been really trying to find ways to take the actual POT out of the printed paper and make it more interactive on campus. Last week, I hung up posters around campus that had motivational sayings on them that matched The POT theme. I also have some really cool plans for The POT that is coming out on Halloween that will be incorporated onto campus, but I will keep that a surprise (hint: keep a lookout for red balloons!). I am trying to find more creative ways to make the paper booklet come to life. I am also just really happy that it is not virtual anymore because when I am passing it out, I get to hear a lot of excitement from students. Sometimes I work on it a lot later than I probably should (sorry to my bosses for my 3 a.m. submissions), but seeing students enjoy The POT makes it all worth it.
What advice would you give to new students?
I have lots of advice to give to new students. I was not really involved in much my first year on campus and now do a little bit of everything. My largest suggestion is to just join clubs that do a large amount of things and be willing to put yourself out there. When I joined WAC, I did not know much about the club and the things that they do, but knew that they helped plan lots of different events on campus. Once I joined, I found a sense of community that has led to many more opportunities, including getting my position as a marketing intern. Always try out new things, even if you are unsure about them, because you never know what they will lead to!
What do you do off-campus?
Work! My main job at home is to work in event production and planning through a company called Raise the Roof Entertainment. I worked with them through the summer and still help out virtually. I run all of their social media accounts and work a lot with the production planning of their events. We talk about the customer’s event and get it ready for execution. I help with the setup of events, help keep the event running smoothly the entire time and then help with the tear-down process. I started this job last summer, so I have been there for about a year and a half which is insane to think about! Other than that, I also love hanging out with my dog, Finn. He’s a sweetie.
Anything you want to plug?
I make The POT every Monday so be sure to look out for that. The POT also comes out on Thursdays so read that too! WAC has a Fall Fest coming up after fall break which I am also super excited for, so look for more details to come about that.