Keep Calm and Be Confident

Video posted May 1, 2014 in News by Mike Tori and Corinne Lewin


Alex Miller is a junior at Penn State University. Recently he has gotten into the routine of regular exercise. However, he admits that much of this would be difficult if it weren’t for his friends, and workout buddies.

This first started as a way for Alex to gain self-confidence, but soon he realized he had gained more than that. Striking up conversations and slapping high fives to many of the other guys in the gym were a testament to how many bonds he had formed at his gym.

Alex was having so much fun, in fact, that he decided in the Summer of 2013 to get his personal training license and to make something that had just started out as a hobby into a career.

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Mike Tori

Senior / Journalism Broadcast

Although I am a Journalism Broadcast major, I have a Kinesiology minor and would like to pursue a career health and/or sports related.  I have completed supplemental Kinesiology classes and have surpassed the requirements of the minor.  I am going to take my certification test over winter break and plan on becoming a personal trainer.

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Senior / Broadcast Journalism & French


My name is Corinne Lewin and I will be graduating with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Pennsylvania State University.

Here, you will be able to learn a little bit about me as well as see some examples of my work throughout my time as a student here at Penn State!

After graduation, I plan on pursuing employment in the media, though not necessarily as a journalist. While my education has centered primarily on broadcast journalism, I have had with a well-rounded education that has given me insight to the many different paths that lie within the realm of media.

I also have an interest in French, a subject in which I will soon hold a B.A.. After having traveled to Montpellier, France for the Spring 2013 semester, I have been able to experience to the world around me, improve my French language skills, and be able to be a student at a French University. This experience has helped me to become more well-rounded in terms of my education and I look forward to any opportunity I may have to go back!

During my time at Penn State, I have been involved in many things. I have spent each of my 4 years at Penn State as a Lion Scout where I lead prospective families on tours of Penn State. I have also had the opportunity to be the virtual tour guide for Penn State! You can check that out here! ( I have been involved in Penn State’s IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) since I arrived on campus and this spring, I am hoping to be able to be one of the lucky students who has the honor of standing for 46 hours to show support for the fight against pediatric cancer. I also have spent two years as a Diversity Ambassador in the College of Communications. With this organization, I mentored new students and helped them get acquainted with campus and discover all of the resources that are available here. Finally, I have worked, in many capacities, at the World in Conversation - Center for Public Diplomacy at Penn State. I have worked as a facilitator who held dialogues with Penn State students and with students across the country and across the world. Most recently, I worked as their Social Media Intern, helping to increase visibility of the official Center for Public Diplomacy at Penn State.