Events

The M.A. in Professional Communication program hosts many exciting, informative events that allow students and faculty to interact with professionals from various industries and each other to showcase their work and open doors to endless professional opportunities.

Upcoming Events

M.A. in Professional Communication webinar
Oct. 10, 2017, 4:30-5:30pm

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Past Events


Annual New Jersey Social Media Summit
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Master Project Presentations – May 2014

Each spring semester culminates with the M.A. in Professional Communication program’s master project presentations. Our 2014 graduating class presented the following topics to an audience of family, friends, faculty, staff, current students and alumni:

  • Jacqueline S. Anderson: “Gender Stereotyping and The Jersey Shore”
  • Kat Barnet: “Brand Loyalty and Online Brand Communities: Is Brand Loyalty being Strengthened through Social Media?”
  • Brian Fanning: “Are There Retention-Related Benefits to University Utilization of Social Media Platforms?”
  • Kristin Kuscin: “Social Media: A Marketing Tool for Sports Organizations”
  • Randi London: “Employer Perceptions and Employee Competencies: Are Employers Getting What They Want from Entry-Level Employees?”
  • Sima Monfared: “Avatar Appearance and Gender Identity in Second Life”
  • Kelly Moran: “An Examination of the Relationship Between Fashion Blogs and Consumer Purchasing Decisions”



2014 Social Media Expert Panel - March 2014

Distinguished faculty and students discussed various social media topics across multiple industries at the 2014 Social Media Expert Panel, held on the William Paterson campus. The panel included May 2014 graduates Kat Barnet and Kristin Kuscin, alumna Izabella DeSouza and Professional Communication faculty members, Dr. Matt Crick and Dr. Angie Yoo.










More than 50 students, faculty and staff attended the event to listen and engage with the presenters about multiple social media topics, like brand loyalty and sports marketing. For details on the event, view our program newsletter, CommMatters.




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