COMS Alumna Lands Job in Washington D.C. Thanks to Hands on Learning

September 30, 2021
Jenna Valle-Riestra

Former Communication and Media Studies graduate, Jenna Valle-Riestra, lands a job as the press secretary for the U.S. Senate Committee for the Judiciary.

“I found that there were folks who went to more famous schools, Ivy league schools, who graduated with no work samples,” she said. “Because Coms is such an experiential program, I got to actually do the work, so when it came time to apply for these jobs, I had work experience, I had samples, I had done these things they were hiring for and these other students hadn’t.” -- Jenna Valle-Riestra