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Lauren Whetzel ’10
Public Relations Coordinator at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Harrisburg, Pa.

“As a communication major who has worked as a newspaper reporter and public relations coordinator for two profound organizations in Pennsylvania, Thiel’s communication program allowed me to dab into many different realms of communication careers such as journalism, broadcast news and public relations. Without the semester internship Thiel offered me in Washington, D.C. with the National Journalism Center and Washington Times, I would not have been able to learn from experts in the communication fields. I believe my Thiel education and internship is the reason why I landed a career in my field before I even graduated.”

  • Major: Communication Studies
  • Clubs & Organizations: Lambda Pi Eta (Communication honorary), Society of Collegiate Journalists, Chi Alpha Epsilon (History honorary), Thiel College Young Republicans, The Thielensian (campus newspaper) and TCTV (campus television station)


Thiel College’s three majors and two minors in communication specialties can and will prepare graduates for positions in media, such as the Internet, television, magazines, film/video, radio, and newspapers; and for positions in public relations, integrated marketing, human resources, and sales in both for-profit and nonprofit corporations and other organizations.

Graduates also will be highly prepared for graduate programs, whether in communication, business, law, or other fields.