Rachel Woolf

Welcome to my ePortfolio page! My name is Rachel Woolf and I am a Cinema and Photography major enrolled at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College concentrating in Documentary Photography and I intend on minoring in Anthropology. I expect to graduate in the spring of 2015.

The communications world is evolving at an alarming rate, and as an aspiring photojournalist, I hope to capture the world's dynamic nature. I realize that I have to adapt to the technologically immersive society of our future by embracing new forms of technology, develop my social networking skills and immerse myself in a field of multimedia. Although I already am working with my skills as a still photographer, I hope to expand my abilities with other forms of multimedia including video and audio slideshows. Hopefully one day I will be able to execute these skills in a well-established newspaper environment.

Through the sPark: Igniting Your Future in Communications class, I have come to learn that the future is defined by globalization and evolving technology. I need to able to adapt myself as a photographer to be flexible throughout the media industry, as well as maintain a career globally. Therefore, I will be focusing more on current multimedia and staying up to date with new technology. One of the most memorable quotes I remembering hearing in this class was to "start thinking differently," and I intend on doing just that to maintain my success in the future. What I gained from this quote is that I need to embrace my unique way of thinking and apply it to the world in a new, technologically advanced way. Ultimately, I will do what it takes to stand out, whether it be through my photography or how else I handle my career. Also because of sPark, I have realized that my next four years at Ithaca College will consist of a variety of studies that can contribute to a future career that may not exist. Careers are as dynamic as technology, so as I prepare myself for the future, it is essential that I remain flexible. I strongly believe that I can become successful in whichever communications career path I follow. Ultimately, sPark has made me realize that success is a measure of how I can establish myself in the future of communications.