Seton Hill University’s Communication Honor Society, Phi Gamma hosted a panel discussion on March 24, 2010. The event was held in the Greensburg Room and two Seton Hill alumnae were the panelists for the evening. Carol Scanga and Lindsey Antolic spoke on their experiences as students at Seton Hill and how an education at Seton Hill prepared them for the workforce.

Lindsey Antolic earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hill in 2009. She majored in graphic design and minored in communication. Antolic discussed how a minor in communication prepared her for her career in graphic design.

“I always had a passion for art which is why I chose graphic design as my major but choosing to minor in communication was one of the best choices I ever made,” said Antolic. “A minor in communication gave me a strong background in knowing my target audiences and learning exactly how to market to them. It was something I needed to know in my field of work.”

After speaking to students, Antolic displayed some of the work she has recently completed at her current job. She now works at Infinity Concepts as a graphic designer.

Carol Scanga earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Seton Hill University in 1988. She majored in communication. Scanga shared her experience as a Seton Hill student and advice on courses. Scanga discussed the importance of having a good relationship with an academic advisor

“It is so important to have a strong relationship with your academic advisor. Their guidance and wisdom will help you through so much as you prepare to graduate and enter into graduate school or the workforce,” said Scanga.

Scanga urged students to network as they attend job fairs and interviews.

“Making connections is very important. When you go to a job fair or an interview be sure to network and get to know people. You never know when you’ll need a reference in the future,” said Scanga.

Seton Hill University’s Phi Gamma Chapter of the National Communication Association’s Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, was established in 2006. Lambda Pi Eta has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide.

The goals of the Phi Gamma are to: recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulate interest in the field of communication; promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and to explore options for graduate education in communication studies.