#PittsburghMe: Meet Christine Manganas, Journalism Major Monday, October 12, 2015
Meet Christine Manganas
Expected graduation: 2016
Hometown: Peters Township, Pa.
High school: Peters Township High School
Why did you choose Point Park?
I chose to come to Point Park because I heard they had one of the top journalism programs.
What makes going to Point Park for your major different from any other university?
Point Park’s urban campus gives me amazing opportunities for journalism as opposed to other universities. A story idea could pop into my head the minute I walk out of the classroom because Downtown is like my front yard — so much is happening.
Have you had any internships? What were your responsibilities at your internship?
I began my internship at PublicSource at the beginning of the fall semester. PublicSource is an investigative news outlet that digs deeper than other publications. I absolutely love it there. It is a small, close-knit newsroom, and they have provided me with so much experience so far. I have done research, learned to write news briefs, and I have written stories.
What activities are you involved with at Point Park (both on campus and off)?
I was previously a features editor for The Globe last semester, but I took a break from that to focus more on my internship at PublicSource. I am still working on stories on campus, and some of them have been featured in the Point Park News Service.
What changes have you noticed in yourself since moving to Pittsburgh?
I have absolutely become a more independent person. The city forces you to kind of get out there and make a name for yourself. Freshman-me and senior-me are two completely different people. Four years ago I never would have thought that I was good enough to be an editor for the school paper or have an internship at somewhere as great as PublicSource.
How has Point Park prepared you for your future career?
Point Park has connected me to people in the journalism world. I love that my professors are so experienced and come from such great backgrounds, and I look forward to working with them in the future.
The school and its professors have helped me get my work out there and published. Because of that I can say that I have a pretty amazing resume.
What advice would you give to an incoming student?
I would say definitely put yourself out there and get involved, even if you think its something that doesn’t interest you. This school has such a wide range of majors and activities that it's hard to not find something that you love.
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Text and photo by Jakob Como, senior multimedia major