We heard from Business Communication alum Michelle Larkin, who writes to us from Orlando about her most recent promotion:

“I found my way over to the Disney Corporate Alliance team supporting runDisney races as a permanent coordinator. We work as the go-between with our corporate sponsors and runDisney. On a normal day, I might have a brainstorming session with a company like Coca Cola about what cool things they could do at the next race or a logistic-focused event meeting with our runDisney partners. During my first week, our team flew out to Disneyland in California to work the Disneyland Half Marathon! I got to see a race firsthand from a Corporate Alliance standpoint and jump right into my new job.

From my understanding, I ultimately got this job thanks to my strong communication skills and having a strong, influential network of people backing me up. I strongly believe the skills I gained in college helped me get to where I am today. There were so many times where I didn’t want to learn how to network, because it’s not fun or easy. But it’s a huge part of how I got this job, and I’m really thankful that you pushed me to work on those skills. I’m excited to see what my future holds, and I will always keep you up-to-date on how business communication has set me up for success.”

Congratulations, Michelle! We are so proud of you and happy for your success doing what you love.