Since graduating from Point Park in 2016, Brittany Lauffer has worked as a multimedia journalist for Erie News Now, and is currently the deputy director of communications for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.
"As an assistant account executive, I am responsible for creating content for social media, blog posts and newsletters, reviewing content for educational resources, media outreach to key trades and occasionally national media, and coordinate with vendors for trade show participation," she said.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Three graduates from the Class of 2017 discussed their careers in special event planning - the good, the bad and the unexpected as part of the Distinguished Lectureship Series April 3 in the Center for Media Innovation.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
"I am responsible for ensuring the successful execution of fundraising programs and events, donor cultivation and pursuing funding opportunities for all institution-wide initiatives," she said.
Friday, September 15, 2017
"Working on Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse is amazing! I worked in the existing Playhouse in Oakland and am very familiar with those theaters. I can only imagine what faculty and students will be able to do in the new Playhouse," said Philip Irvin.
"The classes I took required that I go out and shoot and write stories on tight deadlines - sometimes solo, sometimes in a team - which is the exact skill you need when you take your first job," said Sasso.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
"Thanks to my knowledgeable professors and hands-on classes at Point Park University, I am living my dream! I am currently a television news anchor and reporter in my hometown viewing area, a station I grew up watching," she said.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Thanks to the PERC Education Job Fair and the support and guidance from education faculty and Career Development Center staff, several Point Park education spring 2016 graduates have full-time teaching positions lined up for the fall.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
"I chose Point Park because I desired a program that would teach me communication theories and how to conduct research (in case I decided to seek my Ph.D.), but that would also give me hands-on experience working with digital marketing programs and situations that I would encounter in the workforce," she said.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
"I received my job offer a week after graduating in December 2014. I credit my success in landing a job to some of the wonderful faculty at Point Park who supported me," she said.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"My Point Park experience is truly memorable. The people I've met, the friends I've made and the teachers who had to put up with me made my experience. Learning from professors who truly care about you is the best experience any student could ask for," he said.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
"The professors at Point Park took me from being a novice writer to someone who could jump into the Post-Gazette and get up to speed quickly in a fast-paced newsroom environment," he said.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Less than two years after graduating from Point Park, alumna Celina Pompeani is an Emmy Award-winning host of Pens Trends, an online show that highlights what's trending with the Pittsburgh Penguins on social media.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
"Take advantage of everything Point Park has to offer. Things will not be handed to you, but if you work hard, you will graduate with impressive talents and experiences, which is exactly what appeals to potential employers," she said.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Less than two years after graduating from Point Park, Abby Mathieu and Katy Albert are managers at Blender, Inc., a leading communications agency in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
"Being asked to come back and speak to current students is a huge honor and very humbling. The idea that I am able to provide personal experiences and feedback that will help students is extremely satisfying," she said.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
"Point Park sits in the center of a city full of so many different types of media, and the University is highly regarded by professionals working within those media. Because of that, there are a multitude of working media members teaching at Point Park, and that is an experience like no other," she said.
Friday, January 30, 2015
"Point Park offers a smorgasbord of opportunities for students to make an impact in the community. You'll grow, learn and leave Point Park with so much more than a degree. I know I did," said Richelle Szypulski.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
"Appreciate every bit of advice your professors give you, and don't be afraid to reach out to them when you're feeling unsure about where you are headed or what you are doing," she said.