Alumni Tale: Meghan Orencole ’13

What did you study at UNH?

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

I was working as a Public Relations intern at Matter Communications in Newburyport, MA. I gained a vast experience in consumer public relations and supported multiple consumer accounts including CVS Pharmacy, Health Warrior and many more.

What are you doing now?

Currently, I am an Account Executive at Agency 451 in Boston – and love what I do! As a member of the national PR team, I focus on developing and executing integrated public relations campaigns for consumer clients. I have launched multiple partnerships and worked with a variety of influencers and local celebrities and other influencers, including New England’s QB1, Tom Brady. I’ve secured client coverage in national print, broadcast, radio, and regional publications including PopSugar, WCVB, E! Online, NECN, Slate, The Boston Globe, etc.

My passion for my industry extends beyond my daily work, as I also utilize my career skills as a volunteer to assist alumni and community programs. I currently am the Vice President of communications for the UNH Boston Alumni Network and I am on the committee for the annual Yankee Homecoming festival in my hometown of Newburyport. The professional experience I bring to these organizations helps to create engaging content, develop multiple social media channels, as well as to plan events for UNH alumni in the Greater Boston Area.

When I’m not working or volunteering, you can find me exploring all the rooftops in the city, boxing at TITLE, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

Did you have an international experience (study, research, internship or volunteer abroad) while at UNH?

I studied abroad my Junior year at Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence, Italy where I expanded my major with a fashion focus. This experience was truly life changing. To be able to learn about different cultures and explore new places almost every day was incredible. I believe that my time in Florence helped shape my future – and I hope that many more UNH students are fortunate enough to engage in such programs and spend time abroad.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

Being a UNH student, and now an alumna, helped me find my passion in the industry of public relations, provided me with lifetime friendships and given myself a place I can always call home because being a Wildcat is not just a 4-year experience.

Why do you believe in UNH?

UNH has provided so many students with a diversified yet applicable education and multitudes of opportunities. Once graduated, as alumni, students are so fortunate to enjoy a vast network of an alumni group that is supportive for all alumni beyond graduation and throughout building one’s career. The UNH alumni organization has a proud history of continuing the relationship between the University and its alumni, one of its greatest assets, for over 150 years. Our university, in my opinion, has some of the proudest and loudest alumni out there who make the legacy of our school great and inspire others every day to make a difference.

Meghan is on the steering committee for the Boston alumni network.