Preview: Ad/PR Alumni Panel: What I didn't learn in school


Advertising and public relations alumni will join Texas State Mass Comm Week on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. The panel will speak about what they didn’t learn in school and what their current jobs have taught them now. The event will be held in room 320 of Old Main on the Texas State University campus.

One of the panelists, Mike Vela, is a former Texas State student who holds a B.A. in Mass Communications focusing in Public Relations.  He is now the Senior Community Relations Coordinator at the Children’s Shelter in San Antonio. Vela worked with this private, non-profit, nationally accredited organization since September of 2007.  As a Senior Coordinator, his duties include assisting in the development of communication strategies, serving as a community and media spokesperson, managing special events and serving as a webmaster for the organization. Vela also acts as the editor for the donor and employee newsletters, “Our House” and “Shelter Talk”. 
Other panelists will include Emily Shaw from I&O Communication, Patrick Quinn from Reagan National Advertising and Qmunications Management and Katie Mullins Cook from the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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