Katherine Grygo '16
Communication, Culture & Technology
Graduate/Professional School, I got a job!
Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown University
Briefly describe your position and the degree you are pursuing.
"I am currently enrolled as a full-time Masters candidate in the Communication, Culture & Technology program at Georgetown University. In addition to my coursework, I work as a Communications Assistant at the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), which is Georgetown's innovative technology and learning institute. In my position, I research and write original web content about current trends in teaching, technology, and learning; edit and prepare blog posts contributed by CNDLS staff and Georgetown faculty, manage all social media accounts and run monthly analytics, and support event planning and meeting logistics."
How did you get connected to this opportunity?
"Upon my acceptance to Georgetown University, I was offered the position."
How did your SJU education impact your professional goals?
"I am consistently told by employers how they are desperately searching for job applicants with excellent writing and editing skills. My English major coursework helped me further hone these skills and helped me to become a better and more persuasive communicator. I also owe so much to the English professors who taught and advised me. Through their mentorship, I gained more confidence and would not be where I am today without their support."
Did you participate in any experiential learning activities while at SJU?
"The summer before my senior year, I interned in the Public Affairs department at the Aspen Institute which is a nonprofit think tank based in Washington, DC. In this internship, I was treated not like a intern but rather a vital member of the team."