Public Relations Coordinator

Madison McConnell

madison.mcconnell@drake.edu

My name is Madison McConnell and I’m a senior, public relations major with a concentration in leadership education and development (LEAD.) I’m originally from Duluth Minnesota a city right on Lake Superior about two and a half hours north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. I applied for this position as a way to broaden my portfolio. I hope to work in entertainment PR after graduation but realized that the best course of action for senior year was to broaden my horizons career-wise and find other areas of interest. I also felt that as my last year at Drake was approaching, this was a wonderful way for me to use the skills I’ve honed in my academic program to give back to the University that’s given me so much. In my role as the Public Relations Coordinator for Student Senate, I have my hands in a lot of projects. I work with each of the Senators individually with social media, some simple graphic design and other projects they have that they

In my role as the Public Relations Coordinator for Student Senate, I have my hands in a lot of projects. I work with each of the Senators individually with social media, some simple graphic design and other projects that they want to have shared with the campus community. I started the year creating a PR plan for Senate to make the organization more functional and make sure that the bridge between students and Senators is well established as I move into the next phase of my career! If students have questions about different Senate events, Senator roles, or simply who to contact with more specific questions I can be of service!

My email is madison.mcconnell@drake.edu and if I’m not working with Senate, I can usually be found working with Public Relations Student Society of America as their mentorship and professional development chair or with one of my two internships with Above + Beyond Cancer and the Downtown Chamber of Commerce.