Meet social media intern Griffin!

Intern Griffin Bruce

Hello!!

My name is Griffin Bruce and I am the Social Media Intern for the SUNY Oswego Office of Communication and Marketing. I’m super stoked to be able to share what I have learned in the classroom and personal experiences to the SUNY Oswego social media accounts. A little background information on me: I am a last semester Senior here at Oz, majoring in Broadcasting with a minor in Business Administration. I am super passionate about Filmmaking, Social Media and Photography, hence the Broadcasting major. I really only added the Business minor to gain a broader perspective of the business-side of everything.

Outside of academics, I am pretty involved on campus. I am the Vice President of Creative Services at WTOP-10, the student-run Television Station on campus. I am also a Video Producer at Lakeside Media, which is a video production company on campus. This job is a great opportunity to gain professional working experience, as well as a nice paycheck every here and there. Additionally, I was an RA for two years at Scales Hall and Funnelle Hall. This was a truly amazing experience, and I would encourage it for anyone who is interested. Another highlight of my Oswego tenure was enrolling in the Hollywood POV Program, where classmates and I traveled to Los Angeles for ten days and visited various sound stages, sets, and alumni in the entertainment industry. I will most likely go into more detail about this program in another post, but it was truly exhilarating.

If you have any questions for me or want to learn more about any of my experiences, let me know! I love helping prospective students or those trying to get more involved on campus.

Hockey 101: Laker Edition

Growing up in a hockey family, the rules of the game became second nature to me; for others, hockey may be a foreign language. Here at Oswego State, hockey is a big aspect of campus life. Every GameDay calls for a packed house full of screaming fans on the edge of their seats. Whether it’s a rowdy “Go Home Plattsburgh” chant, or booing at the referees for a bad call, the fans are engaged throughout the game.

For some, hockey may be a confusing sport to understand. There are whistles to stop the play, colored lines on the ice that represent something, players smashing other players into the boards, and many other confusing events. Perhaps people who do not understand the rules and plays of hockey need to be taught a thing or two before attending a game; that is where I come in.

This simple “Hockey 101” video helps fans understand the rules, do’s/don’ts on the ice, and how to be a good spectator. After watching this video, you can be prepared to attend the famous Hockey Night in Oswego and cheer on your Lakers to victory!

 

As an enthusiastic Laker Hockey fan, always remember, “Be Loud, Be Proud, and Be Positive.”

Special thanks to my teammates Brianna Colucci, Kate Randazzo, Lauren Martel, Eryn Stewart and Amber Samonek for being a part of the filming process.

Lakeside Mentality

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Lake Ontario is and will always be my treasure spot. Corny? Not corny?

By treasure spot, I mean it is where my adventurous mindset takes place. My friends and I would take trips to the lake and make it a memorable opportunity worth treasuring. We’d skip rocks, pray, blast great music, and go swimming. It wasn’t easy balancing myself on those algae-filled rocks, however, the experience was still amazing.

Lake Ontario is very beautiful. It helps my friends and I look above all the stressors we go through in life, and find something imaginative and exciting. When in Oswego, taking a trip to Lake Ontario is a must.  Please, don’t let this moment pass you by.

If you haven’t been to the Lake, make time to take a trip over there. It can be relaxing and very uplifting. Find the adventure all around you.

The video below captures one of  many memorable “Lakeside Adventures” my friends and I had last semester. Take a look…