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Congratulations to BizComm students who qualified for Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the National Communication Association's official honor society at four-year universitites. Those who qualified have at least 60 credits and hold a 3.25 grade point average in the major. Their accomplishment was celebrated on Sept. 24, 2015, at LPH's first meeting of the semester. The group in the photo were inductees in 2015.

Professor Stephanie Verni's Sports Communication class recently enjoyed a visit from Marisol Renner, Publications & Public Relations Specialist of The Baltimore Ravens, who spoke about her pathway to a career with the Ravens in public relations and publications. With an undergraduate degree from Penn State and loads of internship experience, Ms. Renner spoke from experience, urging the students to take on as much experiential learning as they could. Here, she is shown (second from the right) with a few of the students from the class: Alaina Maracotta, Andrew Grimm and Bryan Corvera. The class curriculum is packed with an extensive list of guest speakers from Professor Verni's experience in the world of professional sports.

BizComm grad Alex Parker ('15) is finishing up her third week at Georgetown University in the Masters of Professional Studies in Sports Management Program. The program is recognized as one of the top sports programs in the world, as it provides students with the business management and leadership skills needed to succeed in the sports industry. You can read all about the program at this site.

During her time at Stevenson, Alex interned with the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Wizards. Her love of the sports industry led her to further her education at Georgetown. She writes, "I'm really enjoying my classes so far. I've also had a few opportunitites to network with some professors and alumni already. So far, I feel like this is a great fit for me and I feel very prepared thanks to everyone in the BizComm department." Way to go, Alex!

Each year, the Principles and Practices of Public Relations class explores the professional responsibilites of practitioners and students have the opportunity to act as their own public relations firm. Students examine all aspects of Business Communication and are asked to complete a semester-long project that generates more public awareness about the major. This video was created by Amanda Childs ('13), Kristin Baione ('14), and Julia Tucker ('14) for the course, and details what our major has to offer!

Take a look at what the Office of Career Services is offering this fall! The Business Communication department urges our majors to take advantages of these wonderful and practical opportunities.

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