Compass is an online magazine produced by the School of Communication's Advanced Reporting and Photojournalism students at Loyola University Chicago. It profiles alumni who have successful careers in various communication fields including journalism, advertising, public relations and nonprofit organizations.
As the presidential primary season heats up, journalists can learn the latest skills to investigate and fact-check the political rhetoric at a free forum sponsored by the American Press Institute and Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication.
“Career Week is part of the ‘value-add’ you benefit from as a Loyola SOC student. Over three nights, right here on campus in Regents Hall of Lewis Tower, you have access to more than 40 industry professionals who are ready to meet, coach and help you.”
"It's a dream job. Every day I'm so excited to wake up. It's no lie. I can't wait to go to work." These are the words of a man who is particularly well suited to his profession. Lou Canellis (BA '87), the lead sports anchor at FOX 32 in Chicago, host of Chicago Bears television programming, and more, is a lifelong sports fan with years of experience in Chicago media.
Don Heider, the dean of the School of Communication, remarked: “Professor Gilda Parrella has been an amazing colleague who always brings tremendous integrity to whatever she does. She is well regarded by her colleagues, and for the past four decades has touched the lives of innumerable students.”
“I think both David and Scott really touched on the power of their work. This is a form of storytelling that no one really talks about,” said Meghan Ashbrock, who managed the event. “I think there’s a lot of power in imagery and I don’t know that political cartoonists always get that type of attention.”
“The work of the Loyola students greatly enhanced RHA’s online strategy for reaching our supporters,” said Joel Africk, the association’s president and chief executive officer. “Everyone from lung cancer patients to children with asthma will benefit from our work with Prof. Kruvand’s class.”
Daria Taylor wants to make movies, but not the shoot ’em up blockbusters that Hollywood churns out every year. Instead, she wants to work on projects that focus on social justice and ethical behavior. To that end, she’s creating a website that will help parents pick positive films for their kids to see—and hopefully, change how people view the movie-making industry.
“All the various categories that students were recognized in, that’s pretty telling about the program we have here at Loyola.” Goheen said. “It just reflects that’s it not just one area, but the whole school.” Out of the 92 schools that entered the competition, only a few won five or more awards.
“Three things made this opportunity irresistible: The School of Communication’s focus on media integrity in the digital age, the chance to integrate leadership skills and values into an already strong curriculum, and Loyola’s commitment to social justice."
The career fair provided an invaluable opportunity for students to meet with so many prospective employers at one time. By seeing former Loyola students behind employee tables who attended the career fair themselves, students were provided with real-life examples of how opportunities the SOC provides can be important first steps in starting a career.
2 week course explores how public relations is defined and practiced in an era of globalization. London is the perfect setting for the course because it is home to the European headquarters of one third of the world's largest companies and an international public relations hub.