When public relations major Christina Bruno ’18 reflects on her time at Quinnipiac, she realizes that her most important experiences were the ones that led to her professional niche — entertainment.
”That is my passion,“ Bruno said. ”The entertainment industry is where I want to be.“
That passion was evident on campus, where Bruno used every available medium to express herself. Her show at Quinnipiac‘s radio station, WQAQ 98.1 FM, won ”Best Radio Talk Show“ for 2016–17. Off the air, she portrayed some of her favorite characters in various productions for The Fourth Wall Theatre, including a role that required her to learn Spanish.
However, Bruno gained her most valuable experience during her internship at The Paley Center for Media, a nonprofit organization that bridges the gap between society and the media industry.
Bruno did outreach work, networked with members of the press and regularly worked beside talent during red-carpet events. She also developed a digital marketing strategy to attract a millennial audience to The Paley Center, which the organization plans to implement in the next year.
“My media systems and planning class really helped me,” Bruno said. ”It taught me all of the marketing tactics I used when developing my business proposal.”
While her immediate plans are to apply her public relations education in the entertainment or fashion industries, Bruno’s ultimate goal is to use her PR savvy, personality and voice on her own talk show.
”It’s important to dream big,” she said. ”Dreaming big gives you something to strive for and I believe that can drive success.”