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COMDay 2013


COMDay 2013

The first annual COMDay was held on March 12, 2013 at de Witt Hall.

2013 Schedule

9:30am - 9:45am 
Check in and mingle with guests, faculty and students

Welcome & Introduction
9:45am - 10:00am
Welcome message by Dr. Janice Barrett, Chair of the Department of Communication

From the FrontPage to the Homepage: Evolving Journalism
10:00am - 10:45am
Speaker: Teresa Hanafin, Director of Community Engagement and Social Media director for the Boston Globe's

Speed Networking: Find out What Employers are Looking for in New Hires
11:00am - 12:00pm
Roundtable Facilitators:

  • Teresina Cardamone & Sara Scogland, IDG: Strategic Marketing Services
  • Brian Gallagher, Freelancer WBZ-TV4, Boston  
  • Nicole Gonzalez & Scott Mackenzie, The Castle Group
  • Cindy Hale, OTW Advertising Inc.
  • J.D. Hale Jr., Yankee Publishing Inc.
  • Hannah Hanks, Beacon Hill Staffing Group, LLC
  • Katie Maillet & Crystal Woody, Constant Contact
  • J.P. McConologue, Allison Parker, & Ellen Ryan, KNF&T Staffing Resources

12:00pm - 12:45pm
Eat and mingle with guests, faculty, and students

A Need for Media Ethics in a Changing World
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Keynote Speaker: Alex S. Jones, Director of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University

Corporate Communications’ Cruising Altitude
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Speaker: Jenny Dervin, VP Corporate Communications, JetBlue

Student Film Festival
3:30pm - 4:30pm
A showcase of student work followed by audience voting for the best project

Coffee Break
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Mingle with guests, faculty, and students - Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Admission

Life After Lasell: Communication Alumni Panel
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Meet recent successful alumni working in the communication field and learn and ask about their life after Lasell. Panelists:

  • Sara Brown, Hello Giggles
  • Vincent DiBenedetto, EMC Corporation
  • Adrienne Griffith, Cox Media Group
  • Kimberly Hooper, Concord Journal
  • Ashlee Jannino, Jam'n 94.5
  • Briana Nestor, Graduate Student
  • Kayleigh Robertson, American Red Cross