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Comm Week - April 10-13, 2023 - A week-long professional development program hosted by the School of Communication

Comm Week is a week-long professional development program for our students with events covering the following topics: job searching, networking, career exploration and panel discussions, resume and cover letter reviews, and more!

Comm Week is sponsored by the School of Communication’s nationally-affiliated student organizations: Lambda Pi Eta, Public Relations Student Society of America, & Society of Professional Journalists.

Monday, April 10

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Navigate Your Job Search
Shanks Hall, Room 180
  • Co-sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta and Career and Professional Development
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Mingle Like You Mean It
New Classroom Building, Room 250
  • Co-sponsored by Society of Professional Journalists and  Career and Professional Development

Tuesday, April 11

4:00 - 7:00 PM: Past, Present & Future: Athletics and Title IX at Virginia Tech
Moss Arts Center, The Cube - register here!
  • Students in Megan Duncan's JMC 4254: Sports Media & Gender have organized this event to celebrate more than 50 years of Title IX sports at Virginia Tech. Three sessions of the event include:
  • 4:00 - 5:00 PM. "The Past." A roundtable featuring:
    • Lynne Krulich, first athletic scholarship for a women’s team at Tech (class of 1981)
    • Anne Jones, first athletic scholarship for a women’s team at Tech (class of 1981); first full-time women’s tennis coach (1985-2000); Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame inductee
    • Lisa Karlisch, volleyball athlete (class of 1992); second woman to have jersey retired by Tech; NCAA All-American; Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame inductee
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM. "The Present." A roundtable featuring:
    • Kenny Brooks, women’s basketball head coach
    • Georgia Amoore, women’s basketball athlete
    • Lily Espino, co-founder of women’s ice hockey team and athlete
    • Reyna Gilbert-Lowry, senior associate athletics director for inclusive excellence and alumni engagement
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM. "The Future." A mixer with student multimedia showcase including:
    • Oral histories of women’s varsity and club sports at Tech
    • Profiles of athletes & coaches who broke records and barriers
    • Curated collections of historical photographs and documents that reveal the forgotten history of Tech’s women’s athletes
    • Interviews with current athletes & experts about the current issues in collegiate sports
5:00 - 6:00 PM: Take the Lead — Careers in Communication
Via Zoom — register here!
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Guests include: 
    • Haley Wilkerson (Communication, Class of 2011) Senior Employer Brand Manager at Amazon Entertainment
    • Carlos D. Waters (Multimedia Journalism, Class of 2014), Producer at CNBC Digital 
    • Brooke Leonard (Multimedia Journalism, Class of 2018), Sports Reporter for WSLS
Comm Week - 2023 Take the Lead Panel - April 11th at 5pm

Wednesday, April 12

12:00 - 2:00 PM: Resume Review Drop-In
Shanks Hall Atrium
  • Career and Professional Development
7:00 - 8:00 PM: What Can You Do With a Communication Degree?
New Classroom Building, Room 250
  • Public Relations Student Society of America

Thursday, April 13

9:30-10:45 AM: Guest Speaker — Gail Dent (Associate Director of Communications, NCAA)
Brush Mountain A, Squires Center