This is my story…I transferred to SUNY Oswego in the fall 2014 semester from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). You could say I did a 180 turn, changing from biomedical engineering to public relations. After visiting other SUNY schools, I decided to chose Oswego for its public relations program reputation.
Immediately upon transferring, I played on the varsity volleyball team and joined the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), an organization I knew was important to be involved with to further my knowledge and skills.
During my second semester, I interned with iHeart Oswego, where I designed informational posters of local businesses that were hung in the Marano Campus Center. The same semester, I became the VP of Public Relations for Business Management Club and joined the media and marketing team at Campus Recreation as the media relations assistant.
In the beginning of my junior year, I became the public relations intern for the Office of Transfer Services and the secretary for PRSSA, both year-long positions.
As the spring semester is winding down, I am excited for the future that awaits – internships with Albany Medical Center, Baker Public Relations, and Make-a-Wish Northeast New York for the summer. I will also be the co-president of PRSSA next semester, which is something I never thought I would be doing.
With my December graduation creeping up behind me, I am excited to see where life takes me. I hope to work at a public relations agency – the question is just where I plan to accept a job. However, I will always look back at Oswego and feel grateful for the amazing opportunities it has opened up to me. I can’t imagine deciding to further my education anywhere else.