Williamsport, Pa. — Dage Girault Albert of the course of 2021 has come to be the to start with Lycoming University university student to gain an undergraduate scholarship from the LAGRANT Basis. Girault Albert is just one 30 undergraduate students nationwide to generate the scholarship from the basis.

The LAGRANT Basis aims to raise the selection of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and advertising, and public relations by giving scholarships, job and experienced advancement workshops, mentors and internships. 

“I was fairly delighted and amazed,” he said whilst on a bus to his household in Newark, N.J., from his summer internship with Americorps in New York Metropolis.

“The target of the scholarship is on general public relations, advertising and marketing, promotion, and communications. One particular of the thoughts on the scholarship software was to faux you perform for a enterprise that sells a merchandise — a cooking system meant for higher education students. I experienced to get school pupils to obtain the product or service and convey to about how I would get to them and what steps would I take to get them captivated to the product or service in the initial spot.”

Girault Albert, a corporate interaction main from Newark, N.J., will receive a $2,500 scholarship. In ordinary a long time the scholarship arrives with a excursion to New York City, where by the scholarship winners participate in profession-setting up pursuits.

Owing to COVID-19, Girault Albert explained that the LAGRANT Foundation did much more things practically, including a Zoom connect with with all of the scholarship winners. The winners have also found every other in a GroupMe chat and on LinkedIn.

“There ended up some other steps to get us in contact with other businesses,” Girault Albert said. “We ended up still in a position to build associations with husband or wife businesses.”

Girault Albert reported that Lycoming’s corporate interaction program, specially the assist of Professor Emeritus Eugene Donati, was crucial not just in finding the scholarship, but also in producing his occupation aspirations.

“Professor Donati was my academic counselor,” he reported. “I went in just one day and was on the lookout for occupation advice and to pick his mind. He advisable I use for the LAGRANT Foundation and it sounded like a very good chance so I took his assistance and I received it. I think the operate that I have finished with Professor Donati aided me get the scholarship. His class served me due to the fact I was equipped to see how persons goal and get stuff out there to precise teams. I truly utilized it to the thoughts on the scholarship.”

As he heads into his senior year, Girault Albert said that the mix of his courses at Lycoming, the LAGRANT Foundation programming, and his internship have helped travel property what he wants to do in the potential.

“I want to be a communications director or supervisor,” he stated. “I want to be the human being who allows craft a company’s communications and general public graphic. I want to be the human being that tends to make sure a business does not place out offensive material or statements. That’s what I want to do in my job.”