Alyssa LuskyCommunication/Journalism, Class of 2012
Why did you choose Lasell College?
I chose Lasell based on the small class sizes. I knew if I attended a larger college or university, I knew I wouldn’t have as many opportunities to make my mark and get the most out of my education.
What is your favorite part of your major?
My favorite part of my major is connecting what I learn in the classroom about Communication and applying it to my work with the newspaper and my on-campus job. It’s rewarding to know that what I’m learning in the classroom is something that I know I can apply to life after graduation.
Do you have a favorite professor? Why?
I do have a favorite professor, and that professor would be Marie Franklin. She was one of the first professors I met during orientation and she has become my “mother on campus” and beloved advisor who has helped mold me into the student I am today.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
One of my favorite spots on campus would be my office that I share with my staff. It’s a quiet place that I know I can always escape. Another one of my favorite spots on campus would be my dorm. Since I came to Lasell, I’ve always lived in the Victorian houses on campus and I’ve really enjoyed that experience.
What is one of your favorite memories so far at Lasell?
My favorite memory from Lasell has been joining the campus newspaper and meeting some of the best people that have become some of my closest friends.
What kinds of clubs and activities are you involved in?
I’m a member of the Honors program, as well as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of The 1851 Chronicle.
What is an example of Connected Learning that you have experienced?
The best example of connected learning that I’ve experience on campus was through my Writing for Public Relations course with Professor Erin Vicente. We worked with an outside organization (Cradles to Crayons) and created media kits to aid their public relations team. It provided me with great hands-on experience that I’ve used as a reference many times throughout my college career.
What has been your favorite on-campus event?
One of my favorite on-campus events would be the Midnight Breakfast event that is held each semester. During finals week it helps ease the stress of last minute papers, projects, and studying for exams.
What kinds of things do you like to do on-campus?
On-campus I’m heavily involved with the newspaper, and much of my time is devoted to it. Despite the amount of hours it takes to get a monthly newspaper on campus, I enjoy every second of it. My on-campus job with the CCBL as their Communications Associate is also something I enjoy; I get to work on marketing and communications projects that benefit the center.
What kinds of things do you like to do off-campus?
Going into Boston to shop and walk around with friends is something I’ve definitely enjoyed since coming to Lasell in 2008. I also enjoy skating in my free time at the rink in Watertown.
What is an internship or volunteer experience that you have completed?
For my last semester at Lasell, I’m interning at Design New England, an interior design magazine that is owned by the Boston Globe Media Company. I’m beyond excited, as working with magazines is something I’ve always wanted to do.
How has Lasell prepared you for the future?
Lasell has prepared me for my future by providing me with opportunities to get involved with extracurricular activities. Through my involvement with the campus newspaper, The 1851 Chronicle, I’ve acquired innumerable skills that have taught me reporting techniques, leadership qualities, and how publications are run.
What is something you would tell a student who is considering coming to Lasell College?
I would tell them that if they’re looking for a customized education where they’ll receive one-on-one help from their professors, Lasell is their best choice. The Connected Learning initiative was what sold me, and I would urge others to take advantage of that.