Job searching and networking are challenging, even when there’s no pandemic. In this roundtable discussion on the why, when and how on networking, Daily Collegian Assistant Marketing Director Mikayla Brennan interviews panelists Robyn Radomski, principal in the RLR Advisory Group and retired CMO of several large professional services firms; Karen Pallotta, retired executive vice president, Fannie Mae, corporate board member and consultant; and Jordan Hyman, SVP, Content Sales, for NBCUniversal’s Content Innovation Agency.
I started my journalism career at The Daily Collegian, where I covered cops, "radicals and minorities," and served as editorial page editor. After graduation, I worked as a reporter and feature writer for two community papers, The Tribune-Review and the Beaver County Times, before being hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I worked for the Post-Gazette for 27 years as a reporter, assistant city editor and editorial page writer. For a decade I covered issues regarding children and families, and a series of stories I wrote, along with a court case I persuaded the Post-Gazette to pursue, led to an order opening to the press and public dependency hearings in Pennsylvania juvenile court. In 2007, I began working as a blog writer for the United Steelworkers Union, composing blogs and op-eds that were published in the name of the union's international president. I am now retired and working as a consultant for The Pittsburgh Foundation's communications department.