Austin Galovski ’16 | @OurSyracuseU

Austin Galovski ’16 is from Pittsford, NY and is majoring in Public Relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

What is your favorite thing/part about Syracuse?

Nothing can compare to SU’s student culture. There is unbelievable energy and camaraderie on this campus. There are certain experiences, like Marshall Street on game day, Walnut Park on the first real day of spring, and South Campus packed with people before Juice Jam, that don’t exist anywhere else, and I consider myself very lucky to have chosen this school.

What is your favorite class to date?

I took a public relations ethics class with Professor Michael Meath during my junior year, and I think it taught me more than any other class I’ve ever taken. It was all about applying your skills to real life situations (which, I learned, are far messier than textbook examples) and preserving your integrity and morality while still being an effective working professional in the public relations world.

If you could tell a new or incoming student just ONE thing about SU, what it would be?

Talk to everyone, and do as much as you can. Some of the best opportunities come out of the weirdest places, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a single job through a traditional application process.