Christian Pierre-Louis ‘17, and Darwin Osias ‘14, students pursuing their M.A. in Strategic Communication, a Graduate Studies program within the College of Communication and the Arts, recently secured internship positions as student associates at Madison Square Garden.
Pierre-Louis, of Manalapan, New Jersey, is a first-year graduate student who recently earned his B.A. in Journalism with a minor in broadcasting and visual media from the College. As a child, Pierre-Louis knew he wanted to work in the sport industry and incorporated his passion for writing into his academic and career goals. During his undergraduate program, he took advantage of many on-campus opportunities, including working as a communication student assistant for Athletics and serving as a broadcaster and producer for WSOU-FM. He currently serves as a graduate assistant for the women’s basketball team.
He credits the College’s networking opportunities and educational experience with allowing him to attain and succeed at coveted internships at the New York Giants and Madison Square Garden. “The M.A. in Strategic Communication program has taught me the critical thinking and assessment skills needed to be able to collaborate and lead a group successfully,” said Pierre-Louis. “Through my internships, I have learned that you need to be patient with those you work with and that collaboration is all about understanding each other’s strengths and weaknesses to support teamwork.”
As a Madison Square Garden student associate, Pierre-Louis supported the New York Liberty. His responsibilities included developing strategies for different types of communication plans, collaborating with social media influencers, creating highlight packages using video software, and overseeing various social media accounts.
Similar to Pierre-Louis, Osias, of West Orange, New Jersey, received his B.A. in Broadcasting and Visual Media from the University and currently serves as a College graduate assistant and student associate with Madison Square Garden. He previously completed an internship with the New York Giants as a broadcast production intern for the 2016-17 season. One of four Pirates in his family, he hopes to work in the sport communication industry after graduation.
“Attending Seton Hall has provided me with the opportunity to intern for many prestigious organizations,” said Osias. “I find courses like Communication Research, Intro to Organizational Communication, and Crisis Communication to be notably helpful in providing me with skills and different perspectives of communication that I can apply in the workplace. I know my experiences inside and outside the classroom will allow me to achieve my dreams after graduation.”
At Madison Square Garden, Osias builds content for the programming and production department. He holds an array of responsibilities, including assisting in the film production and editing of games and coaches’ shows, conducting sport-related research, and other corporate tasks.
The College currently offers three Master's-level programs, including Museum Professions, Strategic Communication, and Public Relations. In addition, four dual-degree options, including three accelerated B.A./M.A. programs and a dual M.A. degree with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations are offered. A Ph.D. program is currently under development.
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