Every year the Department of Communication is astounded by the great accomplishments of the undergraduate students, many of whom are part of the UConn Communication Society. The Comm Society is an organization that allows students interested in Communication to network, explore future opportunities, and learn more about the subject as a whole. This year, the Comm Society is being lead by president Julie Pyrcz.
Julie is an outstanding member of the Communication Society, as well as a well-rounded student. She decided upon becoming a comm major because she loves listening and talking to people, and she also enjoys writing. Post graduation, Julie hopes to work in corporate communications, potentially in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility. She stated that she doesn’t know where she’ll end up, but her education from the Department of Communication has prepared her to excel in any opportunity that comes her way!
Over the course of her years at UConn, she stated that her favorite class this far has been Interpersonal Communication (COMM 3200) with Professor Amanda Denes. As one of her first upper level courses, she found it interesting because she learned an abundance of things that she could apply to how she communicates in her everyday interactions. Along with Professor Denes, she admires Professor Rory McGloin and Professor Shardé Davis. Julie stated that after working closely with Professor McGloin in the Comm Society, she has found that he truly cares about his students, and wants them to succeed both in and out of the classroom. She also stated that Professor Davis brings unparalleled enthusiasm to class every single day and never fails to get her students excited about and interested in a topic.
Outside of the classroom, Julie has gained a lot of her experience through internships. She received her first internship during her freshman year where she ran an ice cream shop’s social media. That lead her to a bigger role as an intern with Pratt & Whitney. For the past ten months she has been creating social media content, producing videos, planning events, writing articles and developing strategic communication campaigns for P&W. Julie feels that her internship experience thus far has been invaluable to her journey into becoming a seasoned communication professional, and she has learned more than she ever thought she could in the process.
Julie is one of the many students the Department of Communications feels goes above and beyond what is asked of them to excel as communication professionals. She strives to make COMM Society “a great resource for students to learn more about communications careers and network with other communication students. This club is a great opportunity to build your network and communication skills to prepare you for after graduation.” Her devotion to the Communication Society and internship shows that she has what it takes to succeed post graduation.
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