Andrew Giordano '12
Tottenville High School, Staten Island, NY
Andrew Giordano’s dream is one day to become a radio host. As a senior Communication major at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, he’s already well on his path to realizing that dream.
“I made the choice to come here because they have such a great program. Freshman year, I met Dr. Fitzgerald, the head of the Communication Department who later became my academic advisor. He is so committed and has been with me every step of the way, helping me to pick the right classes and to build my experience in radio.”
As president of the CMSV Media Club, student leader and four-year cross country runner, Andrew is glad he has taken advantage of so many extracurricular activities offered at the Mount.
“Because it’s a small school, there is so much potential – everyone can try a lot of different things and see what they like. The majority of activities I’ve enjoyed here I might not have been able to do if I had gone anywhere else. Students here really appreciate the feeling that together we’re all making the school a better place.”
Andrew credits the school’s close proximity to Manhattan as one of its greatest assets.
“For a communication major, being so close to the city is a dream,” he says. “New York is home to national radio and television programming, and the top advertising and public relations agencies in the country, so the internship opportunities available to students at the Mount are unbelievable. Last semester, I interned for SiriusXM – and because my commute was so short, I was able to work more hours and therefore had added responsibilities. It was an amazing experience.”
Looking to the next phase in his life, Andrew feels prepared and ready for what’s to come.
“When I enter the real world in just a few months, I know that I will do well because I have the passion, commitment, and the experience to pursue a career in radio,” he says. “I have gotten the best education and gained the quality hands-on experience necessary to do well. I only wish Dr. Fitzgerald could continue guiding me throughout my career and in life because he has always helped me to make the right choices. As a faculty advisor, it just doesn’t get any better than him."