Nick Marcatelli is a first-year graduate student from Italy. Before entering this program, Marcatelli was a freelance journalist at the newspaper Il Resto del Carlino. He also interned in Milan at Sky Sport 24 and Tgcom 24 which is a popular news website in Italy. Based on his past experience as a journalist, he is now a contributor for the student newspaper, The Ithacan.
Outside of class, Marcatelli serves as a graduate assistant for Robert Regan. Regan coordinates the Executive Master’s in Communications Innovation program and is the director of the Dr. John Keshishoglou Center for Global Communications Innovation. Marcatelli works on various projects for Regan including a "sizzle reel" that served as a lecture introduction for Chad Hurley, the cofounder of YouTube.
Marcatelli also worked on a video package that was used as part of Regan’s presentation at the National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C. highlighting the School's signature Media for Social Responsibility course.
“This program is very practical, and IC taught me how to brand myself in the most effective way,” Marcatelli states. “I have the opportunity to attend guest speaker lectures, join student organizations, and meet professors to enhance my knowledge in communications.”