Communication professionals share insights


For the past 11 years, students have been attending the Communications Week at Susquehanna in order to learn valuable information from professionals in the different fields in communications. Communications Week is sponsored by the Susquehanna chapter of Public Relation Student Society of America. 

Although it may seem like an important thing for upperclassmen, it is highly encouraged for all students to try to attend the presentations. Maura Olsewski, the president of PRSSA said: “I think it’s important for students to take advantage of opportunities like these early on in their college careers. Often times we wait until crunch time in senior year to start networking, and most times that’s just too late. In particular, this is one of the few events planned specifically for communications students, so not taking advantage of it is really a missed opportunity.”

Each year, PRSSA tries to make Communications Week a little bit different and more appealing for students. This year, Olsewski said, “The schedule is really planned around students. We have time slots during lunch breaks and in the evening.”

Lauren Nitroy, PRSSA practicum director, said: “Communications week is great because it provides [communications] students with the opportunity to build relationships with professionals that they might be colleagues with in the future.”

Allison Conway, Communicatins Week Director, said: “The most rewarding part [about planning the event] will be finally meeting and speaking to the people in person and learning everything about what they do.

Any questions that need to be answered about next week’s Communications Week can be directed to any of the PRSSA members or executive board by e-mail. Take ahold of your future and learn about today’s communications industry. Attend any of these presentations and see for yourself.