November 16, 2018

As one of two full-time employees at EgoPo Classic Theater in Philadelphia, Shayna Freed ’11 does a little bit of everything—from marketing to fundraising to ticket sales to accounting.

Luckily, she can count on the skills she acquired at Susquehanna, where she was a communications and French major with a theatre minor.

“Though my theatre and communications experiences relate directly to my job, taking classes outside my field was also crucial to getting me where I am today,” she says.

“Having the freedom to take marketing, graphic design and accounting has given me the versatility to be able to take on the management of a smaller company, which requires all of the above,” Freed adds.

She came to Susquehanna as a communications major with a public relations focus because she enjoyed writing and speaking. She added a French major because she wanted to improve her skills and study abroad.

But her theatre minor, which she added after starting at Susquehanna, was what led her to her passion.

“I have always been drawn to the storytelling of theatre, but I also knew I did not want to be a professional actor. Once I realized that all industries require communications, I was able to envision a career doing communications for an industry that I am actually passionate about,” she says.