Figuring it All Out, At My Own Pace

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From a lackluster start during Covid, to dropping out, to discovering herself in a new major Kara Romanies, a sophomore advertising major from Swedesboro, NJ (Gloucester County) shares this first-person perspective on the challenges of figuring out her career path, feeling left behind while others seemed to have it all figured out, and the importance of […]

Choosing Rowan Over Big 10 Schools

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Smaller State School, Big Opportunities Socially & Academically Brianna Glenning, junior public relations, major from Marlton, NJ (Burlington County) shares this first-person perspective on how being involved in different organizations help her enjoy her time at Rowan. After being extremely involved in high school, I was nervous for my college experience. I was nervous about […]

Career Options for Public Relations Majors

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Rowan PR chair, student and alumni shed light on ‘what can you do with a public relations degree?’ Rowan Blog contributor and senior public relations major, Natalie DePersia, shares a first-person perspective on potential career opportunities within the public relations industry. After interviewing several individuals, from peers to professors to professionals, she delves into the […]

Change is Good (Even When It’s Your Major)

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One Student Shares How She Found Her True Path by Changing Her Major at Rowan University Meghan Tynan, a senior advertising and public relations double major from West Caldwell, NJ (Essex County) shares her personal journey of self-discovery, leaving her childhood dream behind and embracing a newfound passion. Miss Tynan, a dream I had since […]

My Favorite Places to Eat at Rowan University

Holly Point Dinning Hall.

A Campus Resident’s Insight on Food at Rowan Carly Del Borrello, a junior public relations major from Williamstown, NJ (Gloucester County) shares this first-person perspective about dining options on campus.  One of the most intimidating parts about choosing a college is researching the food options on campus. Let’s be realistic, food is a deciding factor. […]

The Benefits of Taking Education Abroad for Fashion Marketing and Communication

Panaramic shot of European city from Rowan University student Natalie's study abroad experience.

Rowan Blog contributor Public Relations major Natalie DePersia shares her study abroad experience as she traveled to London, Paris, Milan and Florence to study Fashion Marketing Communication through the American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS). The best things in life happen when you least expect it. In January 2022, I was a full-time Public Relations […]

How One First Year Student’s Classes, Friends and New Experiences Gave Her Purpose

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Today’s Rowan Blog guest contributor, Samantha “Sam” Deeney, reveals what many students feel when entering college: uncertainty. Now a sophomore Public Relations major, Sam shares how she navigated her first year here at Rowan University and what she’s learned along the way. Like many new college students, I began my freshman year unsure of what […]

Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective: Advertising and Public Relations Dual Major Angie Murillo

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Today, as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective series, we feature senior Angie Murillo. Angie is a dual major in Advertising and Public Relations and is from Phillipsburg, NJ (Warren County). She is also a transfer student from Raritan Valley Community College and a first-generation college student. What is your student experience here at […]

Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective: Public Relations Major Justin C. Sabio

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Today, as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month #PROFspective series, we feature Junior Justin C. Sabio (he/him), from Vineland, NJ (Cumberland County). Justin is a first generation college student majoring in Public Relations, having transferred to Rowan University from Rowan College of South Jersey. He tells us about his experience as a Rowan student, his […]

Passing the Torch: Outgoing RA Loredonna Fiore Reflects On Her Experiences

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Loredonna Fiore is a recent graduate who majored in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Communication Studies from Elk Township, NJ (Gloucester County). As a Resident Assistant in the Rowan Boulevard Apartments, most recently, Loredonna had an outstanding experience. Loredonna even attributes her closest friendships to being an RA. “I was a commuter […]

How a Social Media and PR Internship is Preparing Me for a Professional PR Career

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Senior Rowan Blog contributor and Public Relations major Natalie DePersia shares her experience working as a Social Media and Public Relations Intern for a local PR agency. Some opportunities in life are presented to you when you least expect them.  A few months ago, I was a student majoring in Public Relations, finishing up my junior […]

National Best Friends Day

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This June 8 is National Best Friends Day! Celebrate by reminding them just how much they are appreciated. Whether they are old or new, near or far, friends enrich our lives with their company. Below are some #RowanPROUD students celebrating their special bond.  Like what you see? LEARN MORE Story by:Jessica Nguyen, elementary education and […]

Celebrating Eid

Eid is the most exciting time of the year after fasting for the month of Ramadan. Here’s how Rowan Blog Contributor Nene Diallo, a senior Public Relations major, celebrates Eid with her family.  First things first? The night before Eid, we break our last fast for the month of Ramadan feeling extremely joyful. We wake […]

My Life As a Rowan University Commuter

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Today we feature senior Nene Diallo, a Public Relations major and commuter from Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County). She shares her experience after commuting for four years at Rowan including getting out of her shell to involve herself on campus. Why did I commute? I live close to Rowan, I didn’t think it was necessary to […]

Transfer Story: La’Tonia Carnegie [VIDEO]

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Originally from Jamaica, La’Tonia Carnegie transferred to Rowan to pursue a career in public relations. “Because of Rowan, I just launched my business,” La’Tonia says. “Rowan definitely elevated and gave me that push I needed to pursue my career.” La’Tonia is just one of the thousands of students who choose to transfer to Rowan each […]

First Person Perspective: Women’s Lacrosse at Rowan University With Natalie DePersia

Rowan Blog contributor, Public Relations major and student athlete Natalie DePersia shares her experience as a member of the Rowan University Women’s Lacrosse Team.  Like many collegiate athletes, I developed a love for my sport in high school. However, I can easily say that I loved lacrosse in high school for a completely different combination […]

In Case You Missed It: Favorite Classes At Rowan

Rowan Blog recently wrapped up a series called “My Favorite Class” featuring first-person commentaries from Rowan students. Here, we share highlights from a few of those stories.  My Favorite Class: Earth, People and The Environment Ross Billig is a senior Geography major with a Planning minor from Marlton, NJ (Burlington County).  Tell us a little […]

Tips On Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle And Eating Habits In College

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Rowan Blog contributor, Public Relations major and student athlete Natalie DePersia shares how students can make healthy options available in their residence halls and where healthy options are accessible around campus. Dorm eating can be difficult. The refrigerators that come in your room can only hold a little bit of space between two roommates, and there […]

What It’s Like to Take a 10-Year Sabbatical from School: Brandon Torres

Brandon holding the Dominican Republic flag in front of Bunce hall.

Today, Brandon Torres gives us a first-person perspective on his journey leading up to how he ended up taking a 10-year sabbatical from school and becoming a Rowan student. Brandon is a senior Public Relations and Advertising major. Just like many of you, I aspired to be a great student at one time or another. […]

#PROFspective: Public Relations Major, Strategic Communication Minor Kayla Tucker

Today we speak with Kayla Tucker, a senior Public Relations major with a  Strategic Communications minor and a concentration in Public Relations in the News. Kayla, from Burlington County, is the Vice President of the Black Cultural League and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.  Have you always wanted to study your major? At what […]

#PROFspective: A Chat with Public Relations Major Nene Diallo

Nene smiles in front of a tree on campus.

Today we feature senior Nene Diallo, a Public Relations student with a minor in International Relations who is originally from Guinea, West Africa but currently resides in Sicklerville, New Jersey (Camden County). Nene discusses with us the perks of her major and plans for her future after graduating.  Why did you choose your major?  I […]

Alumni Success: Sena Pottackal Launches PR Career, Seeks to “Improve Inclusion Within the Consumer Experience”

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Today we feature Sena Pottackal, a 2015 Rowan graduate who has persevered through personal adversity. Sena majored in Public Relations and minored in Advertising and Communications Studies while at Rowan. She participated in activities such as PRSSA and PRaction and was a member of several societies, including Lambda Pi Eta and Delta Alpha Pi.  Do you […]

5 Interesting On-Campus Jobs

Rowan Blog student worker Bianca on the job at a photo shoot.

Finding the right on-campus job can change your whole college experience, leading you to important connections, helping you discover your career goals or letting you find the right school/work/life balance. Five students share their experiences in some of the most interesting, beneficial and well-paid jobs on campus! Summer Conference Assistant – Chase Campbell Advertising major […]

#PROFspective: Natalie DePersia, Public Relations Major and Lacrosse Athlete

Natalie poses on the bridge in front of Mimosa Hall.

Today, we feature junior Natalie DePersia, a Public Relations major with minors in Psychology and Sports Communication and Media. Natalie shares her experience at Rowan as a student and lacrosse athlete. Do you live on campus, or do you commute?  “I live off campus in a house across from the football field.” What are some […]

National NJ Day: Are You From North, South, or Central Jersey?

Five students walk and talk on campus.

Rowan Blog contributor, Public Relations major and student athlete Natalie DePersia touches upon the common debate between North, South, and Central Jersey. The debate about North, South, and Central Jersey is somewhat silly until your friends and even acquaintances get quite annoyed on your opinion. Being from South Jersey my entire life, I believe a […]

Alumni Success: Michael A. Wilson Jr., Marketing Operations Specialist for SHI International Corp.

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Michael A. Wilson Jr. graduated from Rowan University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. While a student, he was involved with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated – Nu Iota Chapter. Today, Michael works as a Marketing Operations Specialist for SHI International Corp.  Why did Rowan stand out to you in your college search? After […]

Rowan Sorority Sisters Share How Greek Life Brings Women Together

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Six of Rowan’s sorority members talk with us about how Greek life brings women together and how they’ve positively changed as individuals.  What is it like being in a sorority? Lesley Esteves, junior Accounting and Finance double major, and president of Rowan’s Delta Phi Epsilon chapter, says being in a sorority is very impactful. “Personally, […]

My Favorite Class: Integrated Marketing Communication

Caitlyn stands near a gazebo on campus.

This story is a part of the “My Favorite Class” series. Today we feature Caitlyn Dickinson, a recent Public Relations and Advertising graduate from Toms River, NJ (Ocean County). Caitlyn is a first-generation college student and transfer student. What was the name of your favorite class at Rowan? Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) What department was the class […]

Senior Reflects: Public Relations and Advertising Double Major Marian Suganob

Marian poses in front of a bush with her graduation regalia.

Today we speak to recent graduate Marian Suganob, a Public Relations and Advertising double major with a minor in theatre. Marian, a first-generation college student from Mantua, NJ (Gloucester County), lived on campus all four years of her college career. Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a favorite experience in one […]

Alumni Success: Rowan Graduates Take Over the Eagle Theatre

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Angela Longo and Molly Jo Gifford graduated from Rowan University’s College of Performing Arts in 2017 and 2018, respectively. They hold positions at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ. Angela is Producing Executive Director; Molly Jo is Interim Artistic Director.  What has the journey been before your time at the Eagle? Angela took a semester […]

Passing the Torch: Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts Grads Reflect

Recent graduates from Rowan’s Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts (ECCCA) share their memories, tips and wisdom with future Profs. “Get involved with clubs like PRSSA and Ad Club because they let you build a community outside of class and you get to practice classroom skills with real clients! Start working internships as soon […]

Senior Reflects: Dyone Payne, PR Major, Reflects on the Joys of College

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Today we speak with Dyone Payne, who will be graduating this May with a degree in Public Relations and two minors in Journalism and Strategic Communication. Dyone is from Glassboro, NJ (Gloucester County) and is part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority.  Could you share your favorite moment with a faculty member or a […]

Cory Monroe: Graduating Public Relations Major and Mother

Cory sits with her son on the Rowan Proud chair.

Today we speak to Cory Monroe, a graduating Public Relations major and mom from Medford, NJ (Burlington County). Cory transferred to Rowan from Rowan College at Burlington College. Corey is a first-generation college student.   If you could paint a picture of your time here at Rowan, what would that look like? It would look like […]

#PROFspective: Public Relations and Advertising Major Madison Sweet

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Today, we speak to Public Relations & Advertising double major Madison Sweet! Madison is a transfer student from Raritan Valley Community College and is from Bridgewater, NJ (Somerset County). She shares with us what a typical day at is like for her and how she transitioned into Rowan. What is a typical Rowan day for you? […]

Leadership #PROFspective: Vanessa Livingstone, President of PRSSA

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Today we feature Vanessa Livingstone, a leader at Rowan University. Vanessa is the president of the Anthony J. Fulginiti Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). She is a senior, first-generation college student from Palmyra, NJ (Burlington County) who double majors in Public Relations and Advertising. This story is part of a […]

Leadership #PROFspective: Camryn Hadley, Choosing Her Own Legacy

Camryn kneeling outside near a house and bush.

Today we feature Camryn Hadley, a leader at Rowan University. Camryn is involved with many activities on campus like SUP (Student University Programmers), Student Government Association, PRaction, Residence Life and more. Camryn is a senior from Somerset, NJ (Somerset County) who double majors in Public Relations and Advertising with minors in Journalism and New Media […]

How the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication Will Benefit Rowan Students

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Today we speak to Dr. Julie Haynes, director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Rowan University. Dr. Haynes is also a professor of Communication Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Dr. Haynes, along with two students who intern at the Ric Edelman College of Communication and Creative Arts, tell us […]

Alumni Success: Teacher and Soror Kathleen Gordy-Mathis

Kathleen Gordy-Mathis, an alumna and current preschool teacher, tells us about her amazing experiences since graduating. Kathleen graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Communications with a specialization in Public Relations in 1990.  What was your experience like as an undergraduate at Glassboro State College? “As an undergrad, my experience was absolutely awesome. It […]

Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) at Rowan University [VIDEO]

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President Michael Nash (Public Relations) and Vice President Chase Campbell (Advertising), both from Burlington County, share their accomplishments and goals surrounding the Men of Color Alliance. MOCA has had a great positive impact on both the club members’ personal lives and the community they aim to support. Like what you see? LEARN MORE Video by:Dean […]

Earning a Master’s in Strategic Communication Through a 4+1 Program

Today, we’ll hear from Maridel Tineo and David Rodriguez, who will earn their undergraduate and master’s degrees in five years and ultimately save money through Rowan’s 4+1 program in Strategic Communication.  Maridel Tineo is a senior from Camden, NJ (Camden County) who will graduate with bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Advertising this spring. Maridel is […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Jennifer McGraw, Finding a Fit in Public Relations

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Today we speak to junior Public Relations major Jennifer McGraw, who has a minor in Sports Communication and Media and an Honors Concentration. From Deepwater, NJ (Salem County), Jennifer is a transfer student from Salem Community College. She is a commuter student and a first-generation college student, and is involved with the Honors Murder Mysteries, […]

Beyond the Classroom: PR/Advertising Double Major Steven Saxon on How Volunteerism Ties into His Major

Steven poses outside by the Rec Center at Rowan.

Today we speak to senior Public Relations and Advertising double major and avid volunteer Steven Saxon. Steven is living off-campus in Glassboro, but he is from Haworth, NJ (Bergen County).  What got you interested in your intended field? As a kid, both my parents were involved in business, particularly public relations. My dad was a […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Aspiring Super Bowl Advertiser Kaela Moore

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Today we feature Kaela Moore, a sophomore double majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and minoring in sociology from Mount Laurel, NJ (Burlington County). She attended Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) for one year then Rowan College of Southern New Jersey (RCSJ) for one year through Rowan Choice before transferring to Rowan University. What do […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Public Relations, Advertising Double Major Alana Walker

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Today we speak to senior Alana Walker who double majors in Public Relations and Advertising. Alana is from Browns Mills, NJ (Burlington County) and transferred from Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC.) She is involved in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the student-run firm PRaction, and Women of Color Collective (WOCA). Why […]

The Best And Worst of Being A Collegiate Student-Athlete: Sophomore Women’s Lacrosse Natalie DePersia

Rowan's Women's Lacrosse players huddle on the field.

Today’s story is by sophomore Public Relations major Natalie DePersia. Natalie is from Cherry Hill, NJ (Camden County) and rents a house off-campus with friends. Interdependent, focused, and self-motivated.  These are just three adjectives that I believe describe a successful student-athlete. Being a student-athlete is hard, time-consuming, and mentally and physically draining. However, I would not […]

Best Advertisements of 2020, According to Ad Majors

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Today we feature senior advertising majors from Rowan. They tell us what they think the best advertisements of 2020 are. Melanie Gross Melanie, a senior advertising major with a strategic communications minor from Marlboro, NJ (Monmouth County), says that the best advertisement of 2020 is the Burger King-“Bullying Jr.” advertisement. She says, “In this Burger King […]

Shop Local? Shop Rowan Grad

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Shop Rowan Grad this winter! Today we feature Rowan alumni who have started their own businesses. Wider Awake Alumna Courtney Stevenson graduated from Rowan in 2008 with a B.A. in Printmaking & Illustration. She and her husband Justin, also a Rowan alum, own a printmaking company called Wider Awake. https://www.widerawake.com/ | Instagram @widerawakeprint “I learned […]

3 Easy Holiday Cookie Recipes College Students Can Make On Campus

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Today’s story is written by sophomore Communication Studies and Public Relations major Rachel Rumsby from River Edge, NJ (Bergen County). Rachel is an on-campus resident currently living in the Rowan Boulevard Apartments. Here, she shares with us some of her favorite, easy holiday cookies, and how she makes them in her apartment.  The holidays are […]

How Remote Students Are Staying Involved On Campus: PR Major Jenna Fischer

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Today, we speak to Jenna Fischer, a senior Public Relations major with a Strategic Communications minor who transferred from Middlesex County College. Jenna is studying remotely from her home in East Brunswick, NJ (Middlesex County) in light of COVID-19. She tells us more about how she’s staying involved on campus while living at home. “I […]

Seniors Share How They Have Grown From Their Freshman Year Mistakes

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Rowan seniors Stephania Bocanegra, Alexander Brown and Aaron Lee reveal how their freshmen year mistakes helped them grow into the student leaders they are today.   Stephania Bocanegra, a Civil and Environmental Engineering major from Cape May, NJ (Cape May County), currently lives on campus as a Resident Assistant at Victoria Apartments. Stephania started off at […]

Sophomore Reflects: Musical Theatre and Public Relations Double Major Erica Gerold

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Meet sophomore Erica Gerold, a Musical Theatre and Public Relations double major from Philadelphia. She’s also an on-campus resident who resided in Magnolia Hall this past year. Erica tells us more about what she enjoyed most about her first year at Rowan and shares advice for future freshmen. What did you most enjoy your freshman year […]

Beyond the Classroom: Katelyn Rapp’s PR, Foreign Language Skills Help Her Give Back to Her Community

Torch image in the lobby of Campbell Library.

Today, we feature Public Relations major and senior Katelyn Rapp, a commuter from Pennsville, NJ (Salem County) and first-generation college student. Katelyn recently started interning for the nonprofit organization Miracle for Mateo. She’s also on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using her Spanish translation skills, Katelyn helps out her area’s testing site. Here, she […]

20 Minute Radius: Fun Off-Campus Things New Transfers and Freshmen Should Check Out

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Today’s story is from Melanie Sbaraglio, a recent Public Relations and Advertising graduate from Nutley, NJ (Essex County). Melanie joined the Rowan Blog team to wrap up her remaining internship hours, after her internship with Ace Screen Printing in Glassboro was cut short due to COVID-19 affecting business.  If you are an incoming freshman or […]

Advice From An RA

Exterior drone photo of Chestnut Hall.

Meet Loredonna Fiore, junior Public Relations and Advertising double major with a minor in Communication Studies from Elk Township, NJ (Gloucester County). Loredonna was a Resident Assistant (RA) for Chestnut Hall this past year until COVID-19 shut down campus. She looks forward to being the Assistant Resident Director (ARD) of Mimosa Hall in the fall and shares […]

Public Relations and Advertising Double Major Olivia Clinkscale Shares Her Perspective on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Today we feature Olivia Clinkscale, a Public Relations and Advertising double major with a minor in Sports Communication and Media from Galloway, NJ (Atlantic County). Olivia is an on-campus resident.  What is the most amazing or interesting thing you’ve learned in your major this year? The most interesting thing I’ve learned in public relations and […]

#Rowan2020 Instagram Contest Winner Enzo Ronchi

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Meet recent graduate and #Rowan2020 Instagram Contest winner, Enzo Ronchi! Enzo graduated with a degree in Public Relations and is originally from Ventnor, NJ (Atlantic County). He transferred from Atlantic Cape Community College and has spent the past two years at Rowan University. He reflects on the past two years of his Rowan University journey! […]

Beyond The Classroom: an “Enchanted” PR and Marketing Internship

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Today’s story is from Devon Graf, a senior communications studies major self-distancing from her house in Camden County, NJ. Devon joined the Rowan Blog team to wrap up her remaining internship hours, after her internship with Enchanted Celebrations was cut short prematurely due to COVID-19 affecting business.  I had absolutely no idea where or what […]

Senior Reflects: Professional Skills Through Greek Life

Group photo of Alpha Sigma Tau.

Today’s story is from Melanie Sbaraglio, a senior public relations and advertising double major social-distancing from her house in Nutley, NJ (Essex County). Melanie joined the Rowan Blog team to wrap up her remaining internship hours, after her internship with Ace Screen Printing in Glassboro was cut short due to COVID-19 affecting business.  Many people […]

Senior Reflects: PR Grad Jasmine Dennis Shares Her Favorite Rowan Memories

Exterior shot of Holly Pointe Commons, where Jasmine Dennis was a resident assistant

Today we feature Jasmine Dennis, a 2020 graduate who earned her degree in Public Relations with minors in Communication Studies and Strategic Communication. Jasmine is from Sayreville, NJ (Middlesex County), and lived on campus all four years. The experiences and memories I’ve made at Rowan will last a lifetime. To begin a new life in […]

Celebrating Earth Day | 10 Ways to Reduce Your Environmental Impact

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Today’s story is from Dominique Fiorentino, a junior public relations major from Washington Township, NJ (Gloucester County) who rents a house off-campus with friends. Living a greener lifestyle is something everyone should aspire to become better at. Reducing your carbon impact, creating less waste, and focusing on sustainability – all of this is much easier […]

Pandemic Profs: Yoga at Home

Yoga outside on my back deck.

Today’s story is from Melanie Sbaraglio, a senior public relations and advertising major social-distancing from her house in Nutley, NJ (Essex County). Melanie joined the Rowan Blog team to wrap up her remaining internship hours, after her internship with Ace Screen Printing in Glassboro was cut short due to COVID-19 affecting business.  Stuck inside, gyms […]

Learn How This Transfer Student Graduated Debt Free

The top of Bunce Hall on a sunny day.

Meet Natalia Panfilova, a 2017 graduate from the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts. Natalia earned her bachelor’s in Public Relations without paying a single dollar for her degree. According to Marketplace, roughly 70% of American students end up taking out loans to go to college. It was estimated that the average student […]

Public Relations Major Lands Full-Time Job After Internship

Ciara Sikking stands in front of Rowan Art Gallery at 301 High St.

Meet Ciara Sikking, senior Public Relations and Mathematics double major, from Buena, NJ (Atlantic County). She shares how her summer internship at Holman turned into a full-time position post-graduation. In October of last year I sat down with my public relations advisor, Lori Block, to discuss class registration. I did not expect this very routine […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: PR Major Jenna Fischer

Outside shot of 301 High St.

Today, we hear from Jenna Fischer, a junior Public Relations major who recently transferred to Rowan from Middlesex County College. Read Jenna’s account of her first few months on campus.  If someone told my quiet self in high school three years ago I would be striving as a public relations major and living on campus […]

#PROFspective: Public Relations Major Serina Gonzalez

Rowan public relations major Serina Gonzalez

Today, we speak with Serina Gonzalez, a senior Public Relations major and Strategic Communication minor from Little Ferry, NJ (Bergen County) who lives on-campus. Serina will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she’s getting the most out of her college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: Serina Gonzalez […]

#PROFspective: Public Relations and Advertising Dual Major Griffin Gallagher

Public Relations and Advertising major Griffin Gallagher is featured in this PROFspective

Today, we speak with Griffin Gallagher, a senior Public Relations and Advertising major from Middleton, NJ (Monmouth County) who lives in a house off-campus. Griffin will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: […]

Where is She Now? PCI Alumna and PR Grad Troi Barnes

Meet Pre-College Institute (PCI) alumna Troi Barnes, a 2017 graduate from the department of Public Relations and Advertising. She is from Williamstown, NJ (Gloucester County). Today, Troi will share with us what she’s up to now and how PCI helped her prepare for Rowan. What are you currently doing? “I am a public relations account […]

Communication Grad to CEO

Rowan alumna Denise Vitola with her team at her agency

Meet alumna Denise Vitola, a 1997 College of Communication and Creative Arts graduate. Originally from Howell, NJ (Monmouth County) and now residing in Myrtle Beach, SC, she is cofounder/CEO of Vitola Strategies. Today, she will share with us how Rowan helped her find her passion for public relations and what inspired her to open her […]

How to Help Your Student Adjust to “Adulting”

Students studying and playing on a field

Helping your child adjust to “adulting” is easier than you think. Today we hear from Ferdoushe Laizu, mother of rising Rowan senior Mohammed Fuad (journalism); Brunilda Gomez, mother of rising Rowan senior Miguel Martinez (radio/tv/film); and Kathy Vause, mother of recent Rowan graduate Vanessa Vause (public relations and advertising). They will share their tips on […]