Awake in Sierra Leone

Awake in Sierra Leone

By Jack Russillo Waking up in humid Freetown can occur in a variety of ways. It could be simply by the weather; the sun brightening the curtain in your window, or the pounding of rain on the nearby zinc rooftops….

WE Communications Supports Students through Scholarship

WE Communications Supports Students through Scholarship

In 2018, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Inc. (WE Communications) established a new academic award to honor one of its founders, Pam Edstrom. A public relations industry pioneer, “Pam was passionate in everything she did,” explains Dawn Beauparlant, WE Communications’ Chief Client…

Why Journalism Still Matters at the UW

Why Journalism Still Matters at the UW

Our students, faculty, and alumni have heard it before: Journalism is dead. Not so, argues UW Communication Journalism lecturer, Caley Cook. In a recent podcast for YesCollege.com, Cook gave a rousing defense of the industry, both as a profession and…

On-Point Early-Career Advice from Career Kickstart

On-Point Early-Career Advice from Career Kickstart

Ellen Price, Marketing & Campus Programs with CampusPoint, visited the Department to highlight the various communication jobs and internships that the early-career recruiter often sees. She also provided student attendees with invaluable information on the competitive salaries offered by CampusPoint…

Wubba-Lubba-U-Dub: How to Successfully Interview a Comedy Genius in Front of 300 People

Wubba-Lubba-U-Dub: How to Successfully Interview a Comedy Genius in Front of 300 People

“I speak Geek.” It’s the shorthand I use when attempting to describe my deep and abiding affection for Pop Culture. I come from a “Star Wars” family, yet have watched a majority of “Star Trek”; I know that “Doctor Who”…

Seizing the Narrative: Louie Vital

Seizing the Narrative: Louie Vital

For recent COM graduate Louie Vital (B.A., 2016), public speaking is “the best way I can communicate my being to someone else.” Currently pursuing her MPA at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Vital says her experiences as…

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