Cayleigh Immelman

Cayleigh Immelman Student

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
High School
Woodridge College in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Integrative Public Relations​
College of the Arts and Media
May 2015​
“I was actually undecided when I came. I knew what I didn’t want to do, and so with the help of the academic advisers in the Athletics department I chose to major in IPR and minor in psychology. I actually want to go into politics when I go home, where I’m going to be the next president. Integrative Public Relations is a broad area, so hopefully I can use that to get into the political world and work my way up.”
“I’ve always been interested in politics. When I was little I used to write essays and give speeches on my thoughts about how the world should be. Coming here reinforced my passion, and I really want to make a difference.”
“It’s such a great opportunity to come and be put in a situation where you have another 24 girls and you get to experience everything with them. You’ve got to understand that we spend 95 percent of our time with each other and obviously we don’t get along all the time, but the people are definitely the greatest thing about the field hockey team.”
“One of my most influential professors was Jim Wojcik. On my first day of my public relations writing class with him, he was very blunt and straightforward, and I thought, ‘Oh my word, I’m going to hate this class.’ Initially I was very scared of him, but throughout the semester I think that his being so determined to prepare us for the real world proved his excellence as a teacher.”
“I think my freshman year was definitely the hardest in terms of being homesick. I don't regret it at all because I think I learned a lot. I learned how to be independent and take care of myself. I think it was a lot easier coming into a team environment because I already had an established support system.”
  • Played four years as a forward on CMU’s field hockey team
  • Served as a public relations intern in the CMU Athletics Communications department
  • Led team to Mid-American Conference title as a starting forward her senior year
  • Named to the NCAA Division I All-Rookie Squad and MAC Freshman of the Year
  • Named to MAC First Team in 2011 and 2014