Hi! My name is Julia Zakrzewski. I am currently a Junior at Texas Tech University working towards a degree in public relations and a minor in sports management. I am from San Antonio, Texas so the Spurs and tacos are near and dear to my heart. I was born into a family that loves all things sports. I hope to expand my knowledge and experiences in the sports media world. I serve as a volunteer for my college's weekly TV production, MCTV, covering sports. I'm also involved with Double T-Insider, a weekly TV show partnered with Texas Tech Athletics that broadcasts on Fox Sports Southwest. I have had many opportunities to shadow different experts in the sports media world, from on-air anchors to PR and social media advisors. I have been blessed to experience a lot of other hands-on opportunities throughout my years in Lubbock.
I am passionate about the camaraderie and energy sports provide. I enjoy going to sporting events, reading, hanging out with family and friends and all things social media. My love for people and the vast world of communication has ignited me to the field of sports media. I am ready to jump into a career I love and put my hard work to use!
Writing Sample #1
Last February, I was involved in a special topics course over the Olympics where we had the opportunity to work hands-on with Bob Condron, an advisor for the Olympic committee and the previous director of media services and operations for USA Olympics, and Leslie King, director of PR and media operations for the women's USA gymnastics team. We worked collectively in groups of two to develop a strategic communication plan and media tour for the women's USA gymnastics team for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Here is a look at my final sports PR media plan. Won a gold metal for this work! GO USA!
Writing Sample #2
Texas Tech College of Media and Communication holds an annual public relations showdown where teams of high level students create and implement real world scenarios into practical communication plans. The third challenge was to create a press release for a local event taking place in Lubbock.
Writing Sample #3
Since a passion of mine is on-air production, I want to show you a glimpse of one of my MCTV scripts that I develop weekly for the sports segment. The scripts are formatted to cover what happened throughout the weekend for Texas Tech Athletics. I also assist in the content creation and production of a 12 minute news cast.
If you would like video reals of my weekly MCTV sports segment, let me know!!! I would love to send some of my work!
Writing Sample #4
This is a case study I completed for a class. I had to prepare an extensive public relations plan for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling. This plan includes research, situational analysis and internal/external threats.