Alumni Spotlight

Meredith Mason '14

As a senior at Salve Regina, Meredith Mason '14 interned in the Office of University Relations, writing feature stories and monitoring media. Little did she know that she would translate that experience into a job at Bentley University after graduation.

Today, as news and communications coordinator at Bentley, Mason's duties include writing articles for the university's website, working with the media to raise the university's profile and managing Bentley's online newsroom. Given that her office is part of the university's marketing communications division, she also works closely with the marketing team when it comes to social media and other specialty areas like multimedia. "On a day-to-day basis I have the opportunity to work with colleagues across my department on projects such as social media campaigns, video production and brand awareness," Mason said.

That experience has been invaluable. "I am gaining experience in a lot of different aspects of communications, which I think is important in an industry that is changing so rapidly," Mason said.

In addition to working at Bentley, she is continuing her education at the university and is on track to earn her MBA with a concentration in marketing.

Mason credits Salve Regina with preparing her for her role at Bentley. Her senior-year internship allowed her to gain experience in a wide variety of communications, including social media, feature writing, media monitoring and event planning. Salve Regina's small size and its liberal arts curriculum were beneficial to her learning as well. "I felt that these courses really opened my mind to a different way of thinking and broadened my world view," Mason said.

She also credits her professors for being an important part of her success. "Throughout my four years at Salve, all of my professors made themselves available to help me both academically and professionally," she says. "When I began my job search after graduation, several of the professors in the English and Communications department connected me with alumni who could talk about their career paths and what made them successful in the communications industry."

After graduating from Salve Regina, Mason said that she felt prepared to enter the working world and post-graduate life. "I really credit the professors and staff at Salve for providing me the skills I needed to land a job in an industry I am passionate about," she added.

By Kitty Williams

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