Eyes set on the Big Apple

Eyes set on the Big Apple

Nick Mathis This summer, I am interning with BU's Office of Marketing and Communications working closely with all of the members of the public relations team writing press releases, media pitches and magazine stories.

Nick Mathis I also get the chance of sharpening my photography skills on various projects for BU's website and other university projects. My key responsibilities are conducting a PR campaign for BU’s TRiO Upward Bound summer program.

I will be promoting the program's accomplishments throughout the summer and promoting the programs goal of giving local high school students the possibility of coming to college.

In addition, I will document the university’s media coverage in the newspapers and on the web.

Nick Mathis

    Hometown: Philadelphia
    Major: Mass Communications/PR
    Future: A career in fashion
    iPod Rotation: Amy Winehouse

I chose mass communications/public relations as a major because of my passion for the communications field, and my ability to connect with people.

BU has provided me with the skills needed to excel in this profession and help guide me in the direction of success.

After the completion of this internship in August, I will move forward in my career in PR by applying for a notable PR firm, Ruder Finn, in New York City.

This academic internship will prepare me for a career in PR by strengthening my skills in comprehensive and analytical strategies used in PR.