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Communication News

Junior Emma Ragon (right) is interning with the Business Communication faculty under the mentorship of department chair Chip Rouse.  Emma’s duties have included event planning, helping with the First-Year Seminar class, attending department meetings, ordering swag and supplies, updating the blog, writing surveys, composing the newsletter, attending Open Houses, and a variety of other jobs that demand careful and thorough attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and excellent communication skills.
 

On Thursday, Nov. 5, T.J. Smith, the Director of Media Relations for the Baltimore City Police Commissioner's office spoke to the Public Speaking class of Jessica Kartalija, adjunct instructor in Business Communication.  He discussed the importance of being a good public speaker, understanding your audience and target demo, and representing the entire City Police Department.

Smith also explained to the students how he was trained, how he became comfortable talking to the media and why preparation for any speaking event is crucial. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Kartalija)

Senior Mollie Meeder is interning with the Bonacci Liberto Group, a cutting-edge real estate group of Cummings & Co. Realty, with offices in Canton. Mollie’s mentor,  John Bonacci, relies on her to help with marketing new homes through print, media, word-of- mouth campaigns, and a multitude of other methods. Mollie’s creative approach to marketing has been a strong asset in the internship.

Senior Ashley Mil has had the terrific experience of interning with one of Maryland's most respected public relations experts, Edie Brown, of Edie Brown and Associates. Ms. Brown's clients include Feld Entertainment, which manages almost all events at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, and About Faces Salon, among others. Ashley has written pitch letters and press releases, traveled with Edie to early morning press conferences, and interacted with the public at a variety of PR events.

Business Communication associate professor Stephanie Verni's Sports Communication class enjoyed a visit this week from Mark Hromalik (center, without a hat), the Assistant Director of Sales from the Orioles, who talked with the students about his career. The class has welcomed a series of special guests who have addresed a variety of aspects from the world of professional sports, public relations, and communication. Hromalik brought each student in the class an Orioles winter hat, which the students can be seen sporting in the photo above (taken by Stephanie Verni).

 
 
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