Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

Alexandra Senycia

See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

In today's economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs and positions in graduate and professional schools. Here are six members of Loyola's Class of 2017 who definitely stand out from the crowd.

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See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

Alexandra Senycia

Major: Art history, advertising and public relations
Post-graduate plans: Interning and work in social media

Talk a little about your post-graduation plans and what you’ll be doing.
I’ll be finishing up my internship at the Museum of Contemporary Art and will be there until June. After that, I’m starting an internship at a communications agency called Walker Sands where I’ll be doing all of their social media. Once I complete the internship, I’ll be hired on full-time. After getting experience at Walker Sands, hopefully I’ll be able to go back to a major art institution and be a more valuable employee.

What made you choose Walker Sands?
All of my experiences in the past have been with museums and galleries, which is absolutely my passion and where I want to work in the future, but I know it’s good to get that agency experience. I think it’s important for me to focus on social media and communications at a place that does just that.

How has your Loyola experience helped prepare you for the future?
Loyola has shaped my professional experiences and my future. I came into Loyola as a pre-med student and I signed up for an art history class as a core. I knew from day one of that course that this was it for me. I excelled in the class in a way I had never excelled in any other subject. From there, I interned with Loyola’s Fine Arts Department and was also a Ralph Arnold Gallery assistant. Both gave me the opportunity to explore my passion. I feel like Loyola’s faculty have really encouraged me and helped me get all of the opportunities I’ve had. I’ve always felt incredibly supported by the entire Fine Arts Department and I’m thankful for that community.