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Featured Student: Ashley Peek

May 4, 2011

Every week (normally on Friday), we’ll have a new Featured Student who will share some fun facts about themselves,  be featured on the Employer home page, and get a fun gift from us.

Just for being so awesome.

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Featured Student: Ashley Peek

Ashley Peek, Indiana University

Being a Hoosier is something I am all too familiar with, seeing as I just traveled an hour away to attend college. Indianapolis is where I was born and raised, and most of my sports allegiances lie there. (Besides the MLB, since we do not have a team — the only flaw with Indy in my eyes.)

I followed a passion for writing right into the sports communication program at IU and have learned to hang with the big guys — or, in other words, the boys who do not think females belong in sports. I’ll hold my own in a conversation about sports from March Madness to The Masters to water polo. Just sayin’.

In essence, Bloomington has provided me the college experience I have always desired. Jam-packed with friends from all around the country, volunteer opportunities with amazing organizations such as Indiana University Dance Marathon and off-campus attractions like my job at Grazie! Italian Eatery. Although it may seem like a small town to outsiders, it is full of amazing hidden (and not-so-hidden) gems.

In the future, I’d love to work with sports organizations who incorporate programs like Make-A-Wish or other community outreaches. My passion with sports dives deep beyond the scoreboard.

Likes: My Blackberry, Chicago-Style Hotdogs, and Quik-Dry formula nail polish.

Dislikes: Mushrooms, when my socks get wet from the rain, and forgetting my chap stick.

Must do before I kick the bucket: Visit all MLB stadiums, do a pub-crawl in Ireland, and hit a hole-in-one in golf (real golf, not mini.)

Favorite TV shows: Mad Men, Shameless and SportsNation.

Desert island must-haves: Toothpaste, laptop with Netflix and a good raft.

Favorite foods: Spicy sushi rolls, BBQ chicken pizza, and chocolate-covered apples.

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Jack Peek May 4, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Great job Ash

U go girl


Jessica Leon May 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm

HI my name is jess. And its so good to hear your feature story, Im from Indiana and live a hour away from Purdue and want to study sports communications next year. I would love to get any advice from you or learn about if you did any internships. Congrats on all your success


Ashley Peek May 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Hi Jessica! I would love to talk to you about things I have been involved in. Just feel free to email me if you would like!


Great Aunt Donna May 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm

I doubt that you remember us, but we're your Great Aunt & Uncle in AZ. Just read your post on your Aunt Susie's Facebook page & thought I'd comment on your blurb. Seems that you're on your way to some wonderful expierences & a super career. Congratulations!! I spent some time at I.U. a long, long time ago…..many good memories. Just wanted to say….”Good Work”!! Maybe we will see you in the future, if we ever make it to Indiana again. You're always welcomed to visit us in AZ………… Aunt Donna & Uncle Jerry


Great Aunt Donna May 15, 2011 at 12:12 am

Congratulations Ashley! Your long lost Great Aunt Donna & Uncle Jerry in AZ.


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