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Meet Kayla Snyder

Major
Journalism
Graduation
May 2020
Scholarships
Trustee
Hometown
Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School
Shaler Area High School
Dream Job
Working in public relations or journalism

"While making my final college choice, I heard a lot of great things about Point Park’s School of Communication, specifically the professors who teach here. I appreciate that the faculty here are real-world working professionals and I wanted to learn from people in the industry."

Kayla Snyder

 

Why did you choose Point Park University?

Choosing Point Park was an easy decision for me. The School of Communication and the Downtown Pittsburgh location were two big deciding factors. While making my final college choice I heard a lot of great things about Point Park's School of Communication, specifically the professors who teach here. I appreciate that the faculty here are real-world working professionals and I wanted to learn from people in the industry. I was also drawn to the urban location.

How are you involved on campus?

I'm involved in the Honors Program and I serve as co-news editor of The Globe student-run newspaper. I was also part of Make Your Mark at Point Park (MYMaPP).

What do you hope to accomplish in the next four years?

I want to become more involved with student media at Point Park, especially The Globe. I also want to get more involved with the Honors Program, because that was a big selling point for me when it came to choosing this university.

Lawrence Hall or Thayer Hall?

Thayer Hall. It isn't haunted and the air conditioning is great.

Who is your favorite professor and why?

I'd have to say either Gina Catanzarite or Helen Fallon. Both Gina and Helen have helped me so much not only with class work, but anything I could possibly need academically and personally. Both of their classes are difficult, but I've learned so much from them.

List three of the best things about Pittsburgh.

1. Everything is within walking distance which helps out a lot, especially if you have to be somewhere across town.
2. The skyline is beautiful, especially from Mt. Washington!
3. The food selection is superb. Whatever you're in the mood for is probably available somewhere close to you.

What advice would you give to incoming students?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Coming into my freshman year I had so many questions but I was terrified to ask them. Everyone on this campus is super nice and friendly and will help you with whatever you need. Also, get involved. Getting involved with The Globe my first semester was the best decision I could've ever made for myself. I met so many great friends there and I always have people there if I need anything. Involvement is so important!

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Photo by Sydney Patton, sophomore sports, arts, and entertainment management major
Text by Maggie McCauley, senior broadcast reporting and public relations and advertising major


More About: School of Communication, The Globe, journalism, Shaler Area High School, Center for Media Innovation, Center for Media Innovation, Honors Program, Downtown Pittsburgh