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Dominican grad returns to Spain for worldwide PR agency

As summer jobs go, John Sansone’s is in an international destination for lifestyle and leisure and food and culture. The recent Dominican grad is doing business in Spain.
Dominican grad returns to Spain for worldwide PR agency

John Sansone (left) at Maurice Lacroix photo shoot at Spanish Federation of Basketball museum

Sansone is working in Madrid for Lewis PR, a multinational public relations communication agency with 25 offices worldwide specializing in building global brands with integrated PR and digital media campaigns for some the largest companies in the world including Samsung, Cisco, Audi, Salesforce, Maurice Lacroix, Citrix, Siemens, and FIBA. In May, Sansone graduated from Dominican with his BA in International Business and a Spanish minor with Cum Laude honors.

Last summer, as a Dominican senior majoring in Business Administration in the Barowsky School of Business, Sansone had an internship in the Risk Management department at Dow Jones in Barcelona.

“Being a student-athlete for four years at Dominican and having had a job since my sophomore year has taught me time management and a greater competitive drive,” said Sansone, who played soccer for the Penguins and is as member of the National College Athlete Honor Society Chi Alpha Sigma and a four-time member of the Pacific West Conference All-Academic team.

“The most rewarding thing about this opportunity is that I get to truly do what any international business major wants to do -- work in a different country and immersing yourself into a different culture. However, a great reward from this investment is the opportunity to boost your resume in a way that will differentiate me from other students. Working and living abroad has enormous benefits and the lessons you learn are indispensable. For me specifically it helps me improve my ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome whatever challenge I am faced with.”

At Dominican, Sansone, who also speaks fluent Italian, credited Radica Ostojic-Portello, Director of International Languages in the Department of Literature and Languages, and Dr. Henry Shriebman, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy in the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, for teaching him “how to look outside of the box and really understand how to differentiate facts from fiction.”

At Lewis PR, Sansone’s responsibilities are monitoring marketing campaigns; communicating with various companies that are in his portfolio of clients; translating Spanish press releases, media briefings and monthly reports to English; communicating with other sister companies of Lewis PR around the world; assisting with other communication and marketing tasks’ working alongside colleagues, managing social media accounts for clients and creating unique posts that apply directly to their target audiences and using various software programs to control and monitor all print and web content that surfaces about clients.

Sansone is in Spain until July 28 before going to Italy where, since his birth, he has visited family relatives every summer.


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