By Liz David
Journalism and Public Relations are two majors at the Mount that are not only a lot more fun and interesting than most people believe, they are also very easy to double major in (trust me…I’m currently doing it!). Now yes, there is a lot of writing (which I think all journalism majors secretly love doing anyway) and interviewing random strangers involved, but there is also so much more to it. If you like writing, social media, or working with the public then these two majors might be a great fit for you. To show you what it can be like as a double major in journalism and P.R., here is a peak at an average Tuesday in my life as one:
In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is
Isabelle Frank ’20 (top row, far right)
Class Year: Junior
Major: Public Relations
Campus activities/jobs: Student Government Association, Resident Living Council, Resident Assistant, Admissions Ambassador
Favorite spot on campus: Benches on the Dominican Center hill looking out over campus
One word to describe the Mount: Opportunistic
Isabelle Frank ’20 has been part of the Mount community since a young age – as a child, she attended Bishop Dunn Memorial School, the on-campus K-8 school at the Mount.
“I grew up doing science labs in Aquinas,” she explains. “My 8th grade dance was in Hudson Hall. I performed in school plays on the Aquinas stage.”
Having that bond to the school so early on is special, and a bit strange, she admits. While all of her college friends are experiencing the school for the first time, she already has so many memories made on this campus. Continue Reading
Clare O’Keefe is a senior public relations major at the college. She completed an internship in the summer of 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, and recently told Knight Life about her experiences.
In the summer of 2015, I was fortunate to intern abroad in Dublin, Ireland for three months. With the help of the Career Center and Study Abroad office, I was able to get an internship at the public relations agency Heneghan PR. I didn’t really know too much about interning abroad, so I assumed that it would be similar to studying abroad.
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.