School of Communication Studies Applied Communication Major to Present at National Honor Conference

Senior applied communication studies student Megan Carrasco will be presenting her thesis work, “The Ideal Millennial Working Woman: A Thematic Analysis of How Professional Identity, Image and Career are Constructed Online,” at the upcoming National Honors Conference. The conference is scheduled for April 1-3 in in Richmond, Indiana at Indiana University East.

The conference is an opportunity for Honors students from the Mid-East Honors region to share their research. For Carrasco, the presentation will be a result of work from the past two years.

“I have been writing my thesis for the past two years; it is a culmination of my work in the Honors College,” Carrasco said.

Her endeavor began as she came across an online article that piqued her interest called “Forbes Top 100 Sites for Millennial Women.” She was able to elaborate on possible research questions for the thesis with the help of her advisor, Dr. Suzy D’Enbeau, an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies.

Carrasco feels it's important to present her work because she finds her research to be important.

"Millennial women are at such an interesting crossroads of technology, generation and societal expectations,” she said. “This study allowed me to learn about what I could potentially face in the workplace, and presenting at this conference allows me to share that with others.”

In addition to sharing her work, she is looking forward to seeing other students’ presentation as well as touring historic Richmond!

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 02:53 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 02:53 PM