Tag Archives: Public Relations

PRSSA Students Attend PR Advanced Conference

Members of the Champlain Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter traveled to Boston Feb. 22-23, for a regional conference hosted by Boston University’s PRSSA chapter. The conference called PR Advanced: Find Your Voice! featured presentations from communication professionals such as Anthony Harrison, Director of Media Corporate Relations at Facebook; Barri Rafferty, CEO and […]

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Industry experts showcased at Champlain College Fall 2016 Career Conference

Ben & Jerry’s Public Relations Director Sean Greenwood will be the featured keynote speaker during the Champlain College Fall 2016 Career Conference on Monday, Oct. 3.                sean-greenwood-headshot

Following his address will be break-out sessions with panels of industry experts from the fields of communication and creative media, education and human studies, game design, information technology, and business who will speak to students about various career options and industry trends.

As part of the CCM Division’s break-out session, panelists include Bill Carter, Partner at Fuse; Bess O’Brien, local filmmaker / Kingdom County Productions; Lloyd Komesar, chair of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival; and Lance Jensen, chief creative officer at Hill Holiday.  CCM Dean Paula Willoquet-Maricondi will serve as the moderator.

For the first time, Champlain College’s Career Collaborative Office is presenting a new design to the previously formatted career day. “This year we have added a professional development element and panel discussions to the more traditional internship and job fair to reflect our new Champlain Connect partnership program with employers. The organizations that signed up to speak on these panels represent key members of our community, alumni, and parents,” explained Tanja Hinterstoisser, director of the Career Collaborative.

Free and open to the public, the Career Conference will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a welcome by Hinterstoisser in the Champlain Room. Directly following the panel will be the traditional Fall Career Fair in Argosy Gym from 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. where attendees can expect to meet local, regional and national employers to talk about internships, jobs and other networking opportunities.  – Faith Frith ‘ 19 and Melinda Lathrop ’17 

CCM Students Conduct Research on Religious Studies

Public Relations major Ben Demars, Creative Media major Desiree Carpenter, and Graphic Design major Daniel Johansen were accepted to present their CORE class “The Secular and The Sacred” research projects at the University of Lethbridge Research in Religious Studies Conference.  Demars’ project, “The Secularization of the Buddha: How American Counterculture Co-Opted Zen Ideology,” focuses on Buddhist principles found in today’s […]

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PRSSA Chapter Reinstated at Champlain College

There is a lot of buzz lately among Public Relations majors in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain. After a five-year hiatus, the national Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) officially reinstated the Champlain College PRSSA chapter in January. The chapter proudly welcomes 16 new members into the nationally recognized, pre-professional organization: Brooke […]

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Public Relations Alumna Joins Beetle Press

Public Relations ’15 Alumna, Ruby Dillon, was welcomed into Beetle Press, a public relations and communications firm, as an editorial assistant. While at Champlain, Dillion served as PR intern for a mission-driven nonprofit that provides caner patients with an opportunity to take a therapeutic sail on Lake Champlain. The internship helped Dillon find her passion for […]

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CCM Students Visit Burton

In preparation for their upcoming internship capstone course during the Fall 2015 semester, four CCM students (two Public Relations majors and two Communication majors) spent their time networking and touring Burton Snowboards at its Burlington flagship location. Jackie Stafford (COMM), Katherine Patronis (COMM), Emily Young (PR), and Chloe Elliot (PR) started with a tour of […]

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Public Relations Alumnus Works as Humanitarian Journalist

“What makes a story powerful is the capacity of the storyteller to relate to people in the story. This is what I thrive and aim for,” says Jean Luc Dushime. A survivor of the Rwandan genocide, Dushime photographs and captures powerful moments in peoples’ lives. His work as a photographer and humanitarian displays a “new […]

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CCM Students Place In Elevator Pitch Competition

Among the nine winners in this year’s Elevator Pitch competition (which took place Tuesday, February 24) were four students from the CCM Division. For the entrepreneurs category: Mahmoud Jabari – COM ’15 – 2nd place Matthew Scarzello, COM ’16​ – 3rd place For the Job/Internship seeking category: Tito James ‘COM ’15 – 2nd place Jack Carpenter […]

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Public Relations Alumna Named Media & Promotions Director

Public Relations 2011 Alumna, Liz Muroski, was named Media and Promotions Director for the Carolinas PGA Section. Liz will support the company’s mission to grow, nurture and improve the quality of the game for the thousands of golfers using its member facilities. After graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Champlain […]

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Students intern at Nomad Industries in Montreal

In Spring 2014, Public Relations major, Alison Barnes, completed an internship at Nomad. “I always knew in my mind my career path would take me somewhere creative, and NOMAD couldn’t have been more up my “alley” when choosing an internship for the semester,” says Alison. “I’ve been working in a bilingual atmosphere. It’s been an […]

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