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Karm Syndia Augustin ‘13


Videoconference Coordinator at Partners Collaborative for Partners Healthcare

Executive Assistant at Motion Picture Association of Haiti

Owner of KS Dance Studio


Pine Manor College, Major in Communciation, Minor in Dance

West Roxbury High School, Roxbury, Massachusetts

Life after Graduation

After graduating from Pine Manor in 2013, Karm began working at Bay State Community, an outpatient clinic where she “worked as a front desk assistant for five months then was hired at Partners Collaborative Media, a part of Partners Healthcare, as coordination assistant for a year. I was recently promoted to Videoconference Coordinator.” In this position Karm coordinates events (streaming, recording, filming, audi visuel) for clients (doctors, lawyers, patients etc).

Karm also has been working with a non profit organization for 5 years, the Motion Picture Association of Haiti, where she was “promoted to Executive Assistant as the right hand person for the President and founder of the organization… I represent the organization at events such as the American Film Market. I communicate with film nominees, write event screen, coordinate programming, present TV shows, and produce commercials and short films.”

Karm also finds the time to run her own dance studio and has been teaching for 5 years. She continues to perform at multiple events such as fundraisers, political events, weddings etc., and has particpated in The Pine Manor dance show as well. Karm’s future goals are to “open multiple dance studios in the US and abroad…working on releasing my first feature film in 2016…would love to get my acting career to the next level.”

How PMC Helped Me

Karm decided to enroll at PMC because of “the Film option in the Communication Major, the Dance minor, the small community, the physical location, very beautiful campus and the English Language Foundational Program program for bilingual students.” Once here she found that our applied liberal arts curriculum allowed her “to explore my options, to develop my creativity and to become the person that I am today.”

The faculty “were with me every step of the way, were always available, and were looking out for my interests…the one-to-one meetings made a huge difference.” Sharon Montella, Adjunct Professor of Dance and Director of the Dance Ensemble, recalls that Karm “came into my danceclasses already having taught dancefor several years herself. In spite of this,she was eager to learn more abouttechnique and refine her artistry. While she worked to her utmost on her own performance in class, shewas alsokind and helpful tothose around her. As a member of Dance Ensemble, our student performing group,Karm was always a motivating force. No challenge was too great for her and no task too small. She was exceptionally proficient in teaching choreographyto others. Always preparedwhether dancing in a faculty piece or choreography of her own skillfuldesign, her artistry shone through both in the studio and on stage.”

Karm completed her senior internship at Boston Casting and took advantage of our exploratory internship program by having “an internship for almost every semester.” Associate Professor of Communication Eileen McLaughlin found that, “what set Karm apart from other students was the number and variety of internship experiences she took advantage of. Perhaps the highlight was that she had the opportunity to produce a feature for the WCVB-TV public affairs program CityLine. It was her willingness to try new things and her hard work that created that opportunity.”