Autumn Osia fell in love with cameras at a very young age. From bringing throw-away wind-up cameras to every field trip to starting her own business, photography has been her life’s passion. Osia took every photo and video class offered at her high school and brought that love for learning to university. Autumn Osia got accepted into Drake University in 2018 and is currently working towards two degrees and a minor. Her goal is to get at least one more internship, create an independent project, and secure a job in her field. She also hopes to post more blogs this year as well, which you can check out here.
- Digital Media Production: In this major, you’ll master the use of a multimedia palette of video, audio, photography, and text across a variety of platforms. Including broadcast video and audio, web, tablets, and smartphones, you’ll gain the skills and experiences needed to succeed. Varying careers include digital media producer for television, radio, websites, sports networks, commercials, documentaries, films, or corporate communication.
- Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change: Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change courses bring critical attention to the nature of representations and knowledge practices in communication. How do these mediate our lives and experiences? We examine how concepts of identity, community, public life, ethics, and morality are contested and changed. Students learn to analyze media from across political, popular, and professional cultures. How can we understand social change in diverse settings? You will consider how media and culture offer resources to engage in political action in your own life.
- Sociology: At Drake, sociology students thoughtfully engage with critical social issues. The program combines social theory and research design coursework with elective classes chosen by the student based on personal interests. Community-engaged learning provides hands-on experience with local, national, and global contexts. The major prepares students for professional work in nonprofit sectors, government service, social services, law, human resources, and other fields.
Autumn Osia has become the Photo Editor and Social Media Manager at the Times-Delphic, a Production Intern at Iowa Public Television, and started her own photography business Osia Photography. She’s been promoted from a Resident Assistant to an Assistant Resident Hall Coordinator in the dorms of Drake University. Osia’s experience has developed her leadership skills, creativity, and ability to work well in a fast-paced environment.