Amanda Vasas is the public relations field experience coordinator for Michigan State University's College of Communication Arts and Sciences Department of Advertising + Public Relations. She is responsible for leading and developing MSU's PR Field Experience Program, through which all undergraduate public relations majors complete and track 250 required PR Field Experience hours, including for-credit and not-for-credit internships, PR research experiences and more. In this role, Vasas serves as a mentor and advocate for students in their journey to graduation and beyond. She oversees and coordinates approved enrollment, instruction and student evaluation of PR 493: Internship.
Vasas has served as faculty member for the Department of Advertising + Public Relations since 2014 and teaches writing for public relations, digital public relations storytelling, public relations strategy and crisis communications.
Prior to joining the department, Vasas served as communications manager for Marketing Communications at Michigan State University, where she was responsible for copywriting, editing and media relations for the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services. Her background includes work at John Bailey & Associates Inc. Public Relations, a full service national public relations agency where she contributed to more than 10 client accounts, ranging from nonprofit to health care to government.
Vasas is a volunteer with Michigan State University’s WKAR Radio Reading Service. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and public relations specialization from Michigan State University.