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Alyssa Arrevalo

Alyssa Arrevalo

Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina
Major: Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations and Marketing Communications; Minor in French
Class: 2009

Simmons activities: Public Relations Student Society of America, Alternative Spring Break for Habitat for Humanity, Student Activities and Advocacy Review Board representative, South Hall vice-president and resident adviser, 2009 class secretary, Simmons tour guide, French tutor

Resume builder: "During sophomore year, I received a call from NBC Boston affiliate WHDH Channel 7 News about an available internship. My experience as the station's summer health intern confirmed my passion for the television broadcasting industry. After that, I worked as a news intern for the ABC Boston affiliate, WCVB Channel 5 News."

Why Simmons: "I love Simmons's mission to prepare women for the professional world. As an alumna, I'll have access to resources such as the new library and to professional assistance from the Career Education Center, which gives me confidence to enter the professional world."

Favorite class: "Writing for Public Relations and Marketing Communications, taught by Professor Vonda Powell, was by far one of the most challenging courses I've taken. I gained a great deal of valuable writing experience."

Insider tip: "Boston is the best college town in America - from the Red Sox games to the Museum of Fine Arts, there's always something to do."

After Simmons: "I was accepted to Simmons's accelerated Master's in Communications Management (MCM) program, an opportunity that will allow me to earn a master's of science degree in less than a year after graduating with my bachelor's."

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