Major: Mass Communication and Religion/Philosophy
Hometown: Crestwood, Ill.
High School: Mount Assisi Academy
Clubs and Acitivities
Campus Ministry, Radio/TV, Resident Assistant, Admissions Telecounselor
How did you hear about SJC?
I have a family friend whose husband and daughter both attended and graduated from SJC.
Are you getting financial aid and if so, what kind? How is it helping you to attend SJC?
I'm receiving a scholarship and some grants. I would not be able to attend SJC if I didn't have them.
Why did you choose SJC?
When I visited SJC, I discovered that the College was small, Catholic (which is important to me), and the people I met were really very friendly, including my admissions counselor, Randy Brooks, and the professor I met, Professor Fred Berger. Brooks and Berger played an important role in helping me choose SJC.
What experiences have you appreciated most in the SJC Department of Communication?
My major is very hands-on. I got to use audio and video equipment the very first day I stepped on campus. I have been on WPUM-FM and WPUM-TV and have had great teachers with tons of field experience who are ready and eager to teach.
What advice would you give to a prospective student looking to major in Mass Communication at SJC?
Get involved. We have the equipment, so dive in and learn how to use it. Be on the radio; be on camera. The major requires hands-on learning, so you just have to get in there and learn.
What are your plans for the future?
I'm not really sure what lies ahead for my future. I may try to combine my degrees and do Christian Radio or Christian TV, but I am just not sure yet.
The Core Program
Core teaches me about things outside of my major, like history and learning about other cultures. As a Mass Communication major, learning to communicate with other cultures is especially important, so knowing more about other cultures will definitely help me.
What has your experience been like as a student at SJC?
I've loved every minute of it. Thanks to amazing professors and mentors, I feel that I have really grown here.
How has Professor Fred Berger been helpful to you?
Fred is really just an awesome guy. He is a very positive person, so even when having a bad day, it is difficult to not be happy when I see Fred. He is also very eager to help me and my peers figure out where we see our future going. He knows what he is doing because he has been in the business and wants to help us learn. He has really become a strong mentor in my life and I know that I can go to him with anything that I need.
Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.
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The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.
You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.
Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.