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Lasell Offers Students Connections to Communication Field through COM Day

March 6, 2014

Lasell students will have the chance to interact with and gain insight from communications professionals in fields from public relations to sports information at the Communications Department's Annual COM Day event on March 11.

COM Day puts students face to face with communications professionals in roundtable discussions, panels and question and answer sessions.

"I think the most important aspect of COMday is that students have an important avenue to hear from and interact with professionals in the fields from which they are studying and pursuing jobs," said Professor Michael Laramee, an organizer of the event.

Keynote speaker for the event is Craig Rothenberg, a communication executive for Johnson & Johnson,  who leads functional communications, directly supporting Johnson & Johnson's Chief Information Officer, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Marketing Officer.

Other speakers at the event include Larry Bean Executive Editor for Robb Report Magazine, Stacey Gigante Project Coordinator, Boston Children's Hospital, Matthew Gilbert TV critic for the Boston Globe, Megan Sherman Special Events and PR, New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) and Lasell's Director of Sports Information and Event Manager, Todd Montana.

In addition, Lasell alumni working in various communication fields will participate in a panel discussion about what it's like to work at their various places of employment.

Alumni involved in that session are Ryan Bows '13, 98.5 Radio; Sara Brown '10, Lawrence Eagle Tribune; Brandon Chase '13, MassLive; Alexander Dixon '13, Staples Corporation; Mary Kate Dunphy '13, Questex Media; Brianna Nestor '12, Graduate student, Emerson College Mary Pavlu '13, Xtra, Xtra and The Boston Globe; Tiffany Potter '12, Clear Channel Communication; Kayleigh Robertson '10, N.H. Red Cross; and Allison Stein '11, Davis Advertising Agency.

"The entire day is designed to offer students an opportunity to connect and network with professionals that will help them to better establish their preferred career path and how Lasell has, with an alumni panel, and can help them realize those plans," Laramee added.

Students will also be able to participate in a Speed Networking Session to find out what employers are looking for in the current job market.
A full schedule of the event is available online.


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