Brittany Ambrosino (middle row, far right), a junior Communications major at the Mount, with fellow Orientation Leaders during Summer 2014 Orientation
Hello! My name is Brittany Ambrosino and I am a junior, double majoring in Journalism and Public Relations here at the Mount.
I discovered my passion for journalism in high school. Writing always seemed to come easy to me ﹘ it was as if the words just flowed right out of me. When the talk of college came around, my high school English teacher suggested I go for journalism. I’ve also been very interested in the entertainment industry and public relations/promotions my entire life. After coming to the Mount and seeing all that the Arts and Letters Division had to offer, I knew I had made the right decision, both in my majors and in choosing to enroll here. Continue Reading
Above: Amanda Cavaciuti (bottom row, second from left) poses with other members of SBA and Jack Belsito, CEO of Voss Water.
The Student Business Association, also known as SBA, is a fairly new club at the Mount. Formed in the fall of 2013, this club is designed to teach and educate students about the work force. The club is not limited to business students, and is open to all students here at the College.
I recently joined this past November. As a public relations major, I thought it would be a great opportunity.
I came into junior year a new person after my summer internship at the YWCA of the City of New York. It taught me a great deal regarding professionalism and what the work place was like. Realizing that I would be studying abroad in the coming summer, I knew my next/final internship had to be completed in the spring of 2012, and I had my heart set on one place, Orange County Choppers.
With YWCA-NYC being a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women, and Orange County Choppers being a custom motorcycle company that’s part of a hit television series, I got exactly what I wanted – the chance to test my strengths and see if I could handle doing PR work for two completely different companies.
Have you heard this summer’s hit song, “Call Me, Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen? So have my internship managers at Laerdal Medical. During the last two weeks of my summer internship, I was tasked with making a CPR video to that very song.
As a Public Relations major at the Mount, I can truly say this is the school for gaining the tools you need for success in the field. The classes are very in-depth, they teach you everything you need to know about the field, and they include ample hands-on training that gives you experience in the various tasks required on the job.
The most valuable experience that I’ve had was in my Online Social Media class. The entire class focused on the different types of emerging social media, and how to properly utilize them in both a practical and professional sense.