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Department of Mass Communication Student Profiles

   

Kelly Bean, MCOM major

Kelly Bean

Focus:  Public Relations
Year:  Senior
Hometown:  Oakland, MD

Why Mass Communication?
I was always incredibly attracted to the major because the careers involved with Mass Communication are all so interesting and the major seemed like a lot of fun. I realized that majoring in Mass Communication was a way to help me enjoy going to my classes. The classes rock, the teachers are awesome, and students from this major graduate and go on to do big things in life.   

How I stay involved
I love being involved! My organizations have really shaped me as a person as well as gave me more of an idea as to what I want to do when I graduate. I have written for The Bottom Line, the independent university newspaper, and am currently working as the Public Relations Officer. I am also a Bobcat Ambassador, a member of the Student Alumni Association, a member of the Student Code of Conduct Panel, and was recently inducted into the President’s Leadership Circle.

I have also taken on an internship in the Office of Leadership and Experiential learning, where I work on planning events for student leaders on campus. I have found other various internships to gain valuable public relations experience, and am constantly asking my professors for advice on my internships and ideas for my future.

Life after FSU
When I graduate FSU, I plan to go into the Public Relations/Events Planning field. I believe I am still too young to truly know what I will do with the rest of my life, so I have a lineup of potential careers. I would eventually like to open up my own business being an event planner/travel agent. No matter what you choose to do with your life, make sure it is something that makes you happy, and don’t be afraid of change. 

Bo Condon

Bo Condon


Focus: Audio/Video Production
Year: Senior
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
 
Why Mass Communication?
Ever since a simple Scientific method project in 8th Grade chemistry, that required us to film our results and edit them together, I 've been fascinated with the career options in the Mass Communication field. I came to Frostburg knowing exactly what I was coming here to do; make movies. Of course, it's not that easy nor is it just about making movies. There is so much to the field. So many ways you can get creative juices to fill up in your head and spout from your ears. My father always told me, "if you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life." So Mass Communication just made sense for me. Especially in a time where so many "millennials" are graduating college and instantly scrounging for a job, it pays to be in a major that allows you to truly take control of your future. The possibilities here are endless if you simply put in the work, creativity, and commitment.
 
How I stay involved
In Mass Communication, I feel, it's more about what you do outside of the classroom than in. Studying, reading, taking notes will only get you so far. The real learning takes place out in the field. Getting your hands in on a production or work. This in mind, I am always looking for a production opportunity in the area, whether it be promotional videos, video advertisements, documentaries, short films, recording for radio, or performing music. Becoming involved in these type of out of class projects allows me to always increase my skill level and maintain a connection and interest to mass communication.
 
Life after FSU
This question is terrifying. Honestly, until I'm there, I have no idea where I'll be. I want to continue to work in film and audio production and will do everything in my power to align myself an opportunity post graduation.   Whether I'm writing, directing, acting, producing, griping, or coffee-fetching, I want it to be in the Mass Communication field. I'm building my portfolio now, making it thick with as much experience as possible so that when it does come time for "Life after FSU", I'm ready.
 
carla Romo

Carla Romo -  ALUMNI

Focus:  Video Production
Year:  Senior
Hometown:  Gaithersburg, MD

Why Mass Communication?
I chose Mass Communication as my major because I knew I wanted to work in TV. Given the classes and internship opportunities offered I felt that I was in the right major to jump-start my career.

How I stay involved
I have had three internships.  Most recently I interned through the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Hollywood, CA for RelativityREAL.  I have also interned with the Travel Channel and Fuse TV Network.  I founded Frostburg's very first production club, Moonlight Media Productions, and I am very involved in producing television shows for FSU 3 TV.

Life after FSU
When I graduate I hope to pursue a career in TV.  The best advice I can give anyone is that anything is possible, do not set your goals low.

 

 

 
Jessie Wismer

Jessie Wismer

 

Focus:  Events Planning
Year:  Senior
Hometown:  Davidsonville, MD

Why Mass Communication?
I chose to pursue a major in Mass Communication because I was looking to earn a degree that would help me further my goals of becoming a professional wedding planner. Mass Communication gives me a wide window of specialization in a ton of different areas to help promote my professional goals. These areas include lessons involving the media, film production, audio production, public relations, events planning and so much more. Mass Communication fit my needs perfectly.

How I stay involved
Since coming to FSU, I have become very involved with campus event planning and was hired as the Director of Special Events with the University Programming Council. I also have worked as a writer for the university newspaper, The Bottom Line, since coming in as a freshman.

For my senior year, I have been given the honor of being selected as a member of the President's Leadership Circle, an opportunity that puts me in regular contact with some of the many influential leaders of Frostburg State University, including the University President, Dr.
Gibralter.

Life after FSU

Upon graduation, it is my intention to gain a few years experience working in the event planning industry before opening my own wedding planning business. With my company, I hope to focus on weddings that are sustainable and "green", with a special focus on vegetarian and vegan catering.

 

 

 
Madison Martin

Madison Martin - Alumni
 

Current Career: Miss Sprint Cup

Focus:  Journalism
Year:  Graduated in 2012
Hometown:  Cumberland, MD

Why Mass Communication?
Mass Communication opens so many promising avenues for students after college -- that, paired with my passion for writing, made choosing to study Mass Comm. a no-brainer. I was able to create my own path at FSU, with professors who believed in me, and that was the best part of my college career.

How I stay involved
I'm originally from Cumberland, a small town very close to Frostburg, so every time I come home I try to stop by and visit in with my former professors. Plus, now that I am starting to become more financially secure on my own, I look forward to giving back to the institution that played a vital role in building my promising career.


Life after FSU Life after FSU for me has been a roller coaster ride -- in a good way. I was able to obtain my first job at a local television station shortly after graduation. Then, in December, I was officially announced as a Miss Sprint Cup, a spokesmodel for Sprint in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- a dream job for me. I spend most of my week on the road traveling with the NASCAR circuit, getting interviewed by local media outlets, interviewing drivers at the track, promoting Sprint products and more!

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