Kaitlyn Rajner is a senior at SUNY Oswego studying public relations. After a year at Jefferson Community College, she decided to further her education at SUNY Oswego in the fall semester of 2013.
After an open house visit, she knew that SUNY Oswego’s School of Communication, Media, and Arts would help prepare her for a future in public relations.
Upon her transition, Rajner became employed with Campus Recreation as an intramural assistant and became involved with the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) by using her graphic design skills to create a flyer for the Vega Walk-a-thon, the first client-based work the club did that semester.
In the spring 2014 semester, Rajner interned with iHeart Oswego. She worked to increase awareness of locally owned businesses in Oswego among college students by creating informational posters that were displayed in the Marano Campus Center.
The next semester, Rajner began her full-year public relations internship with Career Services in the Compass. She also became the director of public relations for PRSSA and a mentor for transfer students. At Campus Recreation, she was promoted from intramural assistant to supervisor.
Rajner was fortunate enough to have fulfilled her credit requirements in three years. Although her college career is finishing early, she is excited to start her professional career and dreams of working in hospitality/tourism industry of the public relations field.
“SUNY Oswego provided me with so many opportunities that it was hard not to excel here,” Rajner said. “I know that everything I’ve done will help me in the future and all the hard work will pay off.”