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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hofstra chapter.

Stephanie Yanok

Year of graduation: 2017

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Major: Public Relations


1. What is your major and intended graduation date?

I am a graduate student in the Public Relations program here at Hofstra, and I will be graduating in 2017.

2. Where did you go for undergrad, and what made you choose Hofstra for your graduate degree?

I attended the University of Maryland, College Park for undergrad. I decided to come to Hofstra for grad school because of their awesome Public Relations program.

3. How long have you been involved in pageants?

This past pageant i participated in was actually my first one. Most of the girls I met during the Miss Maryland USA pageant weekend were first timers too. Some of the girls had been there 2 or 3 times before.

4. How did you get involved?

I actually saw a post about it on Facebook, and I called one of my friends to tell her she should sign up. She ended up not doing it, but she encouraged me to send in an application. After about a month  I was called for a phone interview and that’s pretty much how it all started. I’m so happy I went through the process I met really great people.

5. What would you say your dream job is?

Eventually I would like to have my own public relations firm, but that’s years down the line. For now, my goal is to work for a public relations agency that has a wide array of clientele so I can see what it’s like handling PR with different industries.

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Coming from a small town in Connecticut, Hailey is a recent graduate of Hofstra University. She spent her time in school working as the Campus Correspondent for the Hofstra chapter of Her Campus where she led the chapter to a pink level status every semester she oversaw the chapter. She also served as the Personnel Director for Marconi Award Winning station WRHU-FM. While holding multiple positions at Hofstra, she was a communications intern at Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, the company that oversees Barclays Center and Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.