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Posted on October 8, 2012

The California University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Meteorology Club at California University will be hosting guest speaker Dr. Vankita Brown on Cal U’s campus on Oct. 17 and 18. Dr. Brown will speak to students about her experiences with the National Weather Service (NWS), her experience in public relations, and professionalism during a resume and cover letter workshop.

Dr. Brown is a social scientist, who earned her doctorate degree in mass communications and media studies from Howard University. Along the way, Dr. Brown also worked for NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through her great achievements, she has been involved in many organizations such as, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Popular Cultural Association, CORO Women in Leadership, and American Meteorological Society.

Dr. Brown will address students both in classes and during the common hour on Oct. 18 in Eberly, Room 110.

She will also conduct a resume and professionalism workshop for students with an interest in social science. at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 17 in Eberly, Room 255.  For a full schedule of events, contact Dr. Susan Jasko at

Workshop schedule:

Oct. 17

"Resume Writing, Interviewing, and Professionalism Workshop"

  • Eberly Room 255
  • 5:15 p.m.

Oct. 18

"NWS (National Weather Service) Assessment team Workshop"

  • Eberly, Room 110
  • 11 a.m.