Meghavarty Suresh G’15

June 2, 2016

“The new media management program was the perfect foundation to understanding how digital works in today’s publishing world. I was well equipped going into my job when it came to understanding how different platforms worked.”

Meghavarty Suresh G’15 graduated with a master’s of science degree in New Media Management. Suresh currently works as a brand engagement specialist at The Guardian in New York City. 

How did you obtain your current position?

Networking. I met someone who works at the company and through (that person) I applied for an internship.

What are your responsibilities?

I handle parts of content and social strategy as well as work toward understanding who The Guardian’s audience is through research and insights. 

How do you feel Newhouse prepared you for your current job?

The New Media Management program was the perfect foundation to understanding how digital works in today’s publishing world. I was well equipped going into my job when it came to understanding how different platforms worked.

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Meghavarty Suresh G’15

Why did you select Newhouse for graduate studies?

The structure of the New Media Management program was the main reason I chose Newhouse. Added to this was the school’s reputation and proximity to New York City where I wanted to eventually work.

What is unique about your graduate program?

The program is very relevant to today’s developments in the digital world. It covers topics not just from the content perspective but more so from a technology and business perspective. It’s a course where if you apply yourself, you will walk out with tangible skills that can be used in the real world.

Describe your most valuable/significant experience at Newhouse.

I think the most valuable experience at Newhouse was being given the opportunity to explore beyond just the courses of your master’s program. You have the opportunity to work around campus and meet people from different paths, which to me, was the most valuable.

Is there a professor or class that you would recommend?

I would say definitively that professor Stephen Masiclat, who is the program director of NMM, truly changed the way I look at course material. His teaching inspires and makes you a curious individual. His classes are something that will always remain a fond memory for me in addition to the fact that they equipped me for the job I do today.

Best on-campus memory or activity?

I worked at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) during my year at SU and my experience there forms part of some of my best memories.

What advice do you have for current or incoming students?

All I would say is be sure of what you want from the program and make the best of all the resources that the university gives you.

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