Abbey Nickel – Journalism


Q: What is your name, major and hometown?
A: I’m Abbey Nickel, a journalism major from Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Q: What is something hands-on you’ve been able to do at Findlay?
A: I’ve been able to do so many hands-on activities, but the best one so far is working and editing for The Pulse. It doesn’t get much more hands-on than that, from reporting about things on campus that matter, to laying out an entire issue.

Q: Name a professor that has changed your world and inspired you.
A: All of my professors have influenced me in some way, but Dr. Montague has definitely had the most impact. She inspired me to start writing for The Pulse my freshman year, and if not for that, I don’t what I’d be doing right now. I’m thankful for that encouragement because it jump started my career at Findlay.

Q: What appeals to you most about being a journalism major?
A: I love my major so much, and there are so many great things about it. Being able to tell the story to so many people and being able to meet so many new people almost every day is something you can’t beat.

Q: What is one thing that you love to do on campus?
A: I love doing all kinds of things on campus. There’s always something to do here. Working for The Pulse and other campus media, I’m able to do something every day that teaches me something new.

Q: Do you have advice for students making their college decision?
A: Go with your heart. It’s something people say a lot, but it’s true. I knew as soon as I set foot on Findlay’s campus that this would be my home for the next four years. I’m glad I did it. There are many factors that go into your decision, and you have to weigh them all. Findlay had it all for me.

Q: What do you love about being an Oiler?
A: I’m not just a number here. All of my professors care about me and want me to succeed. Student success is a top priority here, and you can’t beat that.

Be involved with all aspects of
publication production as a
staff member of The Pulse, UF’s student-run, award-winning campus newspaper.
UF has a national award-winning chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
UF has a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, which is the National Communication Association’s official honor society.
Students have the opportunity to serve as on-air or behind-the-scenes staff for UF’s radio station that covers 14 counties in Northwest Ohio.
Our expert faculty have had notable experiences working with some of the nation’s top media including the New York Times and national morning television programs.
Our communication program integrates Web design, communication, English and art courses to effectively meet the demands of the latest digital media innovations.
Students have many opportunities for internships at high-profile corporations such as WTOL 11-Toledo, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and CBS radio.