Name: Maura Olek ’17

Concentration: Advertising/Public Relations

I chose Marywood because I was originally an early childhood education major looking to switch into the communication field and Marywood was close to home.

I am majoring in Comm Arts because I have a huge interest in pop culture and sports. I want to do something like social media management or publicity for a celebrity or sports team. I switched into the Comm Arts major after two years of being in the education field, and I couldn’t be happier.

When I’m not in class I’m probably watching Netflix. I also love to travel so you can find me planning my next adventure.

My favorite class is Italian 101. I love my Comm Arts classes, but I do love to travel. Learning a new language is fun.

The coolest thing I’ve done so far was study abroad! I studied in London, England, in the fall of 2015, and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. I got to travel to some of the most beautiful places and meet some incredible people.

When I graduate I want to work for BuzzFeed. I love what they do and would love to be part of that organization. I would also love to do publicity or PR for a celebrity or artist or sports team.

I’d recommend the Comm Arts program at Marywood because of the people. When I first transferred here, I immediately noticed the people on campus in general were friendly and helpful. There is a lot to get involved with in the Comm Arts Department and so many ways to learn and get experience.