Meet #Rowan2025: Communication Studies and RTF Major Jared Mattio

RTF students work on a group project.

Meet #Rowan2025 student Jared Mattio! Jared is an incoming freshman Communication Studies and Radio/TV/Film major from Laurel Springs, NJ (Camden County). He shares what he’s looking forward to coming to college and why he chose Rowan.

Jared poses for a picture while wearing a blue suit and tie.

Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you are looking forward in college?

Meeting new people with the same interests.

What is one hobby, activity, sport or club you were a part of in high school that you’d like to continue in college?

Live-streaming school events!

Is there anything you’re hoping to discover about yourself in college? Grow a new skill? Try a new interest? Starting a new activity, sport, or club?

Getting involved with the Rowan Television Network.

What majors are you considering and why?

I’m interested in being a Communication Studies major.

Did you tour Rowan or attend any virtual events? If so, which ones, and what did you think?

My in-person tour was canceled in 2020. I looked at stuff online. I’m going to set up an in-person tour for this spring.

Do you have advice for other high school seniors who haven’t committed to a school yet?

See if your schools are offering in-person tours yet. Look at what types of activities the school has to offer in addition to academics.

Where are you going to live next year?

I’m commuting from home!

What is one thing about Rowan itself that you liked?

I really like the commute, and it offers a degree in the area I’m interested in — Communications. I can study Radio/TV/Film.

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Story by: Bianca Torres, senior music industry major