2022 Golin Fellows

Five Roosevelt University students will build a foundation for rewarding careers in public relations, media and marketing as the newest class of Golin Fellows.

Through the partnership with Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin, named for its founder and Roosevelt alum Al Golin, students will meet with senior PR executives and learn about the industry.

"I am more than honored to have been chosen as a fellow,” said Roosevelt senior Raneen El-Barbarawi. “I am excited to gain valuable skills and professional development from experienced PR specialists.”

Golin is a global public relations agency that helps companies create change that matters by discovering powerful human truths that bind us, create with bravery and collaborate inclusively and obsessively. In 2022, Golin was named PRWeek's Global Agency of the Year and AMEC’s Communication Measurement Team – both for the Year for the third year in a row.

The Golin Fellows program is a runway for motivated Roosevelt students to take flight in the field. Students can practice networking, hone workplace skills and interview for a summer internship. Fellows also receive a $4,500 cash stipend.

With the skills mastered in the fellowship, students can find a foothold in a competitive industry. Past fellows have landed full-time roles at Golin, while others have gone on to agencies like McDonald’s, Weber Shandwick and Schafer Condon Carter and Spark Foundry.

Meet the 2022 Al Golin Fellows:

  • Raneen El-Barbarawi from Northlake, Ill., BA in Journalism and International Studies
  • Jessica Sara Nunn from Madison, Wis., BA in International Studies
  • Tiffany Reid from Chicago, Ill., MS in Marketing Communications
  • Selica Rico from Plano, Ill., BA in Psychology, Minor in Digital Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
  • Olivia Salazar from Berwyn, Ill., BA in Political Science

“The dedication that I have seen so far from the Golin agency and committee has allowed me to feel extremely welcomed,” said El-Barbarawi. “I am looking forward to learning how I can incorporate the skills that I am taught by these professionals in my future as a lawyer and media journalist."

In the 1950s, Al Golin cold-called McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc to pitch his public relations services. The call ignited a decades-long partnership that helped grow McDonald’s from a one-location hamburger restaurant into a global phenomenon.

As his PR agency grew more successful, Golin remained deeply involved with his alma mater. He created a Roosevelt scholarship and served on the Board of Trustees for 16 years.

About the BA in Digital Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising

At Roosevelt University, students are prepared to meet the marketing and communication challenges of 21st-century organizations. Hands-on assignments in the classroom are modeled after actual industry work. Our experienced faculty ensure students are up to date with the latest trends. Learn more.


About Golin
Golin is a global public relations agency that helps companies create change that matters. Together, we discover powerful human truths that bind us, create with bravery and collaborate inclusively and obsessively. Golin’s 1700 global employees operate across 50+ offices worldwide, allowing us to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions for multi-market, regional and global communications programs. Golin was named PRWeek’s 2021, 2020 and 2019 Global Agency of the Year, AMEC’s 2021, 2020 and 2019 Communications Research + Measurement Team of the Year, PRovoke Media’s 2021 North America Large Agency of the Year, a 2021 Chicago Tribune Top Workplace and is the first-ever PR agency to be credited with “ideation,” when the firm took home Gold and Silver Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity

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