Vanessa Jaklitsch: “In communications it is essential to leverage contacts from university”

The Spanish journalist, who is a correspondent and communications consultant in Washington DC, has given a workshop for students on the Degree in Communications to tell them about her relationship with President Donald Trump’s team, whom she has posed questions to on more than one occasion at his press conferences at the White House.

Students found Jaklitsch’s talk very interesting especially her advice on how to work in an international environment: “Networking, being proactive and the desire to work are very important. And, from what I see, this university offers a ground-breaking degree that is adapted the reality of the new job market. In my case, for example, I have worked as a communications specialist in Washington for the International Development Bank (IDB) and I have been combining it with working as a correspondent and teaching.”

Students asked her about her relationship with the White House Press Office, about the upcoming presidential elections and her day-to-day life in the capital United States. They made the most out of the opportunity to ask as much as they could about her insights on how to be so successful.

Vanessa Jaklitsch is a correspondent for Antena 3 and La Razón in Washington DC. She is also a pundit and presenter on the international television channel NTN24. Currently, she also coordinates press relations in Latin America the IDB’s private sector. As a journalist, Vanessa Jaklitsch has 15 years’ experience as a director, presenter and editor of television and radio programs such as Localia Canal 4, TV Azteca, Cadena Ser, Onda Cero and Antena 3 TV.

As a specialist in institutional and corporate communications, she headed the communications strategy for various areas and projects of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She has worked in Haiti in different posts and has published reports for The Washington Post and the magazines Momento in Mexico and LocalArt in Spain. Co-founder of the DCSpaniards.org platform, master of ceremonies for international events and volunteer for the Vicente Ferrer Association and the ORHF Foundation.

The Degree in Communications is taught in English and Spanish, it offers Study Abroad trips to four countries throughout the four years of the degree and sterling work placements from the moment students begin their studies at University Camilo José Cela.