The Delphian and the Department of Communications are holding their annual Media Career Expo for communications, journalism, English and business students.

Students will get a chance to interact with working representatives from the print, TV, film, web, radio, marketing and publicity fields to talk about the job marketplace and learn more about breaking in as an intern or future employee. All the speakers have graduated from Adelphi University in the last 10 years, so they can give you a first-hand, up-to-date representation of the job market today.

Every student who attends will be automatically entered in a drawing for two prizes! This is a free event.

Join via Zoom


Liza N. Burby is a senior adjunct professor in the Adelphi Communications Department, as well as a faculty advisor for The Delphian. She is also an editor and freelance journalist, working in project-based management for organizations and companies like Stony Brook Hospital and Working Mother magazine. She is the founder and publisher of Long Island Parent magazine and an award-winning freelance journalist and author of 43 books.


Jess Campitiello ’19 has worked since her graduation on the Strategic Communications team at Cornell Tech, Cornell University’s Manhattan-based graduate campus for technology, business, law and design. As the campus’ Digital Communications Assistant, she manages and maintains everything from the Cornell Tech website, blog, newsletters, graphics, photography and social media to overseeing campus merchandising, advertising, videography, brand usage, online analytics and department finances. Previously, she was a PR intern for the Huntington Arts Council, a content migrator for the Adelphi web team and a freelance PR coordinator for a bicycle company. While at Adelphi, she earned her Honors College BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and Public Relations, magna cum laude, as well as the Frank Leonard Award and membership to Lambda Pi Eta.

Gabrielle Deonath ’18 is a Guyanese-American Muslim writer and editor who earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Adelphi. First published at age 16, she started her career penning personal essays on her experiences as a Muslim American teenager. She served as an assistant editor at Brown Girl Magazine for five years and is co-editor of the company’s first-ever print anthology, untold: defining moments of the uprooted. After graduation, she went on to work for Global Citizen and is currently an associate writer for Girl Scouts of the USA. Gabrielle hopes to continue to give a voice to those without a platform and create authentic representations of minorities and marginalized communities through storytelling. Her next book venture, titled Shukr: An Inspirational Dua and Gratitude Journal for Women, is coming to a bookstore near you in spring 2022

Samantha Hollinde ’14 has worked since her graduation with multiple production companies and brands, working most recently with TYR Sport, an Olympic Swimwear/Sports apparel company. As their primary videographer and editor, she shoots/edits a variety of marketing-material utilizing gimbals, drones and underwater videography. Previously, she was a videographer/editor for the Town of North Hempstead’s Television Station NHTV, a videographer/editor for Public Access Television PATV Long Island, a production intern for Jarrett Creative and a freelance videographer/editor. While at Adelphi, she earned her BA in Communications with a concentration in Visual Imaging, summa cum laude, as well as a minor in Studio Art and membership with Lambda Pi Eta.

Gabriella Marra ’19 is currently a campaign manager at Flashtalking. She specializes in digital advertising operations for Flashtalking’s ad tech platform. Throughout her day-to-day work, Gabriella assists with client communication, campaign setup and execution, as well as troubleshooting and reporting. Through the Flashtalking platform, clients can advertise their promotions through display and video ads and have the ability to retarget consumers based on what they have viewed or purchased. Gabriella works closely with agencies that represent brands such as Microsoft, Bare Minerals, FedEx and Cubesmart. She graduated from Adelphi with her BS in marketing and minor in Communications

Andrew Ryan ’16, is an Emmy award-winning news photographer, editor and truck operator for News 12 Long Island. He’s responsible for filming and editing various news content for day-of-air and feature televised broadcasts across the News 12 brand. He has worked in the television news industry for six years and has experience with interviewing state and local politicians, covering breaking news stories, communicating with reporters and producers in the field, and programming live shots. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications, then applied for and held a position as a Videographer and Editor for Verizon Fios1 News in 2016.

For more information, please contact Liza Burby at

Should you, or your guests, require an accommodation based on a disability, or need to request an ASL interpreter, please contact the Student Access Office by phone at 516.877.3145 or email at Please allow for a reasonable time frame prior to the event; we suggest a minimum of five business days.

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