Department of Communications | April 2019
COMM Week promoted on local radio stations
COMM students Tawni Nguyen and Joanna Lariz, along with professor Waleed Rashidi, visited several Los Angeles radio stations in order to promote Cal State Fullerton’s annual COMM week event as part of a KIIS FM “Community Council” interview. The stations that interviewed them include KLAC AM 570, KYSR FM, KIIS FM and KRRL FM.
“It was an incredible experience to represent our event and COMM department as a whole, as Comm Week is hosted by CSUF’s College of Communications,” said Lariz, who also serves as the Public Affairs Liaison for COMM week. “. It was so fun! My hope in participating in the interview, was for listeners find interest in our conference and make a note to attend one of our presentations or panels; it’s not just for COMM students, Comm Week is a free event that is open to our communities to help celebrate the importance of communication in life and in one’s career.”
Lariz, Nguyen (COMM week Chief Financial Officer) and Dr. Rashidi (COMM Week advisor) got to speak to “DJ EJ” about the inner-workings of the student-run event, how they balance school with work and life while planning the event. They also mentioned how they’re bringing the event to life in just under 12 weeks of planning.
“This event provides attendees with the opportunities and resources to build their networks, gain insights, and hopefully leave inspired to seek a career in the many Communications-based disciplines that are presented,” says Lariz. “You might end up finding interest in a career-path that you hadn’t necessarily considered before. As a prospective PR Representative, this was quality, hands on experience for me and, for that, I am so appreciative of this class and event. Comm Week has provided me with many newly acquired skills and the opportunity to apply them in interactive and intensive atmospheres. students of the 497T Event Planning and Management course, it’s a truly special experience to get to plan, coordinate, manage, and promote an event as large as Comm Week.”