Catch Up with #Fisher2021: Recent Alumna Credits Media and Communication Department for Successful Career Start
In a few short months, Riley Moscicki, a 2021 media management graduate from Batavia, New York, progressed from president of St. John Fisher College’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter to assistant account executive at Porter Novelli, a global leader in public relations.
Moscicki said that a significant part of her success comes from the professors in the Department of Media and Communication. “The professors in the department were such great mentors who truly helped guide me through the scary process of becoming a ‘real’ adult and getting my first job out of college,” she said.
Additionally, Moscicki is grateful for the opportunities she had for real world and hands-on experience. “Planning events, working with real clients, and networking with various PR professionals in PRIMA and PRSSA has been very impactful for me,” Moscicki explained.
Moscicki started at Porter Novelli as an assistant account executive in September on their innovation portfolio. Her roles include working on media relations and event management for three consumer and technology clients. “I have really enjoyed working for a big, fast-paced agency because it has allowed me to meet so many great people, strengthen my writing skills, and work on really big projects,” she said.
Moscicki loves her current agency because of the agency’s belief that the art of communication could advance society and, in the future, she hopes to focus more on philanthropy and making an impact on meaningful causes that align with her values. She credits her experience at the College for laying that foundation.
“My Fisher education has been instrumental in molding me into the person I am today. The College has such a welcoming community that constantly advocates for every student and opens so many doors to help us start our career,” she said. “I can truly say that without my Fisher education and the wonderful faculty and staff on campus, I would not be where I am today.”