Name: Lauren Sullivan
Graduation Year: 2017
Major(s)/Minor(s): Marketing and Public Relations
Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey
For the last four years, Lauren Sullivan ‘17 has made Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management her homes away from home. According to Sullivan, the opportunities at Syracuse have been instrumental in her career development.
“Whitman has taught me so much about working in teams and the importance of building strong relationships,” said Sullivan. “You learn so much and real life is going to call for constant collaboration.”
At Whitman and Newhouse, Sullivan was encouraged to seek internships that combine her passion for public relations and marketing with the knowledge she gained from her coursework.
After her freshmen year, Sullivan served as a public relations intern at ‘The Fresh Air Fund’, a New York City based non-profit that helps inner city children go to camps or suburban areas during the summer. Sullivan wanted to make a difference and help society in some way. Her internship experience helped solidify her interest in the communications industry. During the summers of her sophomore and junior year, she interned at Starcom Mediavest and Kaplow Public Relations.
On campus, Sullivan was involved with Hill Communications, a student-run public relations firm, she worked with the Whitman digital team and assisted the Dean’s office in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
“I would choose Syracuse University again 100 times over,” said Sullivan. “I chose Syracuse University for so many reasons. The school spirit, the sports, the drive of the students and professors, the beautiful campus buildings, the notable communications and business programs, the wonderful people and more.”
To Sullivan, the memories, friendships and connections she has made at Whitman and Syracuse University will remain with her forever. Sullivan will be joining Kaplow PR in New York City this summer.