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Public relations to pop culture: Spotlight on Christopher Rosa

Christopher Rosa took full advantage of internships while studying at USC, combining his passion for mass communications with his love for pop culture. 

The public relations senior spent the last two summers interning with Viacom Media Networks, which owns brands such as VH1, MTV and Nickelodeon.  He’s covered topics from Hollywood happenings to pop music and blockbuster films for several of VH1’s and MTV’s websites.  His work has also been featured in Glamour magazine.  Here in Columbia, he currently serves as editor-in-chief of The Garnet and Black magazine.

Chris believes his opportunities have resulted from all he’s learned at USC. “The J-school has been invaluable in giving me the tools to excel in the national entertainment media realm. Above anything, my classes have taught me how to write clearly, concisely and with purpose. No matter what media discipline one enters, this is a must-have skill.  The professors are experts in their fields and will help you become a more effective communicator — a skill that translates to several professions. I thank the school wholeheartedly for what it has given me.”

To see samples of Chris’ work, check out his online portfolio.