“A fantastic foundation for the rest of my life.” — Gregg Schmidt '00
During SpartaNation, Road Crew had the opportunity to meet with Gregg Schmidt, a public relations major that graduated in 2000 from York College. He is now the head of external communications for Corteva Agriscience.
Gregg expressed his love for the professors in the mass communication major, specifically Professor Lowell Briggs. His crisis communication course made such an impact on him that he decided to do that for a living for several years of his life, and he said the way he succeeded in the PR world was by sticking with it. When others may think it is time to move on to something else, he stuck with it and has reaped the benefits.
Meeting and speaking with Gregg was an amazing opportunity, and he has sparked a lot of insight for my future. I will be sure to take what he said and use it in my life, and keep working when others may quit.