The Communication Studies Department is excited to introduce a series of Alumni Spotlights that will be featured here on the blog! With the help from members from our Accent on PR group, Communication Studies alumni were contacted to share their experiences after graduation. Stacey Pettigrew…you’re up first!
Name: Stacey Pettigrew
Class Level: Class of 2010
Current Job Position: Graduate Assistant- Competitive Sports and Camps
Company/Organization: Cleveland State University Campus Recreation Services
What is your favorite part of your job?: I love how every day is different. I have so many different responsibilities with overseeing intramural sports, community leagues, club sports, and youth programming that every day brings a new and exciting challenge.
What does a typical day entail at your place of employment?: Even though every day is different for me, a typical day usually entails communicating with club officers to help with club sport scheduling or purchasing issues, training and supervising intramural officials for individual sports, assisting with youth programming and instruction, and implementing risk management policies and procedures.
How did the Communication Studies Department prepare you to succeed after college in the communication field?: The Communication Studies Department at Ashland University has helped me succeed in many ways with my current position at Cleveland State University. My day to day verbal communication skills are vital to dealing with all types of people from concerned parents, to young children, to unruly intramural participants. I also am responsible for various club sport and intramural advertisements and publications, where I utilize written communication skills learned at Ashland. Plus the hands on experiences of practicum hours with the Collegian and the Sports Information Office allowed me to already have knowledge of the organization and promotion of sporting events and tournaments, which I handle on the intramural, club, and community levels.