Students explore careers at Communications and Media Camp

Misericordia University recently hosted rising high school juniors and seniors on campus for a series of seven Career Exploration Camps in order to provide them an opportunity to experience and learn more about exciting professions and residential life on a college campus.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. The university offers academic camps in biology, chemistry-biochemistry sciences, communications and media, literature, nursing, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology. Space is limited in each camp and registration is necessary.

The Communications and Media Camp offers rising high school juniors and seniors students the opportunity to thoroughly explore careers in the field. Students create a television magazine show, learn studio and field production techniques, write newspaper feature stories, and design a full-color newspaper. Afterward, they receive copies of their media products as the first entries into their pre-professional media portfolios. The camp is guided by members of the Misericordia University Department of Communications who have decades of professional experience in print and broadcast journalism. Faculty members also advise MU’s national and state award-winning media, including the television magazine show, “CougarCast,’’ and The Highlander student newspaper. For more information or to register for the 2015 camp, please contact Melissa Sgroi, Ed.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Communications, at (570) 674-6744 or at

For more information about Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or log on to Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 34 degree programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. Misericordia University ranks in the top tier of the Best Regional Universities – North category of U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges and was designated a 2014 Best Northeastern College by the Princeton Review.

Caption: FOR PUBLICAITON Communications Camp 1: Misericordia University recently hosted high school students on campus for the Communications and Media Career Exploration Camp in June. Participating in a tour of the WBRE-TV 28 studios in Wilkes-Barre, first row from left, are Karlee Kioske, Edwardsville, Pa.; Allyson Ruvolo, Newton, N.J.; Alexandra Burger, Franklin Park, N.J.; Jasmine Resendes, Warwick, R.I.; Courtney Garloff, Lebanon, Pa., camp counselor; Madison Oliver, Allentown, Pa.; Justina Hnatowicz, Palmerton, Pa.; Kelsey Smith, Archbald, Pa.; Colleen Grablick, Macungie, Pa.; Tabitha Hedge, Lititz, Pa.; Taryn Talacka, Dallas, Pa., camp counselor, and Daniella DeVivo, Lake Ariel, Pa., camp counselor.