My name is Ali Grillo, a Marketing and Mass Communications student at St. Cloud State University with an emphasis in Public Relations, earning a Bachelor of Science in December 2016. I am very passionate about public relations, advertising and event planning, with aspirations of incorporating all of these aspects into a career in strategic communications.

For the past three summers, I have interned with Sue McLean & Associates, an independent concert promoter in the Minneapolis. I am currently still working for them doing social media, hospitality and inventory management. I would love to continue working for Sue McLean & Associates after I graduate. Media relations is an area I would also enjoy working in for a Public Relations agency, a good fit for my career.

I am the Events Coordinator for the St. Cloud State chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. It’s very exciting to be taking on this executive board position to learn more skills, focusing this fall mostly on recruiting and building the SCSU chapter of PRSSA, to leave a solid group after I graduate. There is a PRSSA leadership conference that l will be attending in Minneapolis to gain more skills to be an effective leader, not only for PRSSA but also in a future career.

Fishing, interior design, baking, and rollerblading are a few of my hobbies. I also really enjoy spending time on Side Lake with my dog near Hibbing, and exploring the Twin Cities with my friends