Here's a shout out to 2015 Business Communication graduate Jen Rosenbloom, who recently relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida, in order to fulfill a dream of southern living. She has taken on a job as a national account manager at Wells Pharmacy Network, "a privately held nationwide compounding pharmacy specializing in wellness, anti-aging, weight management, urology, ophthalmology, and veterinary compounding solutions," according to its website. Jen's solid interpersonal and communication skills tipped the scales in her favor! In the photo, Jen is shown on the left during her internship with Carefirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
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Business Communication alum Kayla Wilson (at center in the photo taken during her internship) spent the summer working for the Office of the Attorney General and Secretary of State's Office in Maryland, helping to create a new flag protocol for fallen soldiers and assisting with the draft of a ballot question for the coming election. She was excited to meet so many professionals who have a passion for working in public service.
Kayla also traveled to Croatia for three weeks as a part of the Intellectual Property Study Abroad program offered at Michigan State University College of Law, where she is studying. Kayla writes, "There's a different dynamic among people over there compared to America, and it was very interesting to watch interactions among people and how they communicate with each other and with Americans."
She adds, "My degree in Business Communication remains invaluable. I am so glad that I took interpersonal and intercultural communication. Those classes really helped me communicate with the locals and understand some of their mannerisms and reactions to me."
Kayla is excited to return to school in the fall, for along with her other classes, she is participating in an externship with the National Labor Relations Board in Detroit this fall. Congratulations, Kayla, for such amazing success!
Business Communication grad Michelle Larkin (Stevenson University class of 2014) writes that she has accepted a new job at Disney. Currently an event coordinator at Walt Disney World, Michelle will be joining the Corporate Alliance team "supporting runDisney and all its sponsorship partners. And when there's a race weekend in California in two weeks, what would be the logical first assignment? The Disneyland Half Marathon, of course!"
According to Disney's website, the Corporate Alliance team works with a variety of companies so that all parties can mutually benefit each other "by using the other companies' abilities and strength." Congratulations, Michelle! Here she is in a photo with Minnie Mouse in Disney World.
As the seniors say goodbye to us at Commencement, we are hearing from them about what they'll be doing after graduation.
Annie McCoach (left) and Colleen Shipley have accepted positions with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company as marketing assistants. With offices nationwide, Whiting-Turner had made its mark in the construction industry since 1909.
Hayley Jacobs has taken a job with Endless Options as a Quality Assurance and Human Resources Assistant. She will use her communication skills to manage employees who work with clients with Autism.
Shane Messick, who has had a life-long desire to work in the entertainment industry, has relocated in a leap of faith to North Hollywood where he's busy searching for jobs that combine his love of the entertainment field with his background in PR.
Alison Smith accepted a job at Stanley Black & Decker as an associate product manager, where she will work with the brand Porter Cable, overseeing the process of creating new products from the beginning stages all the way to production.
Will Comotto and Andrew Grimm accepted job offers from All Risks, Ltd. in the company's marketing division in Hunt Valley, Md. All Risks is the largest independent privately held wholesale insurance broker in the country, with offices nationwide.
Zuryna Smith has secured a position with CareFirst/Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Owings Mills, Md.
Sydney Rebechi has accepted a position as a Business Developer at Element Fleet Management in Sparks, Md. She writes, "I have to say that I feel more prepared than other people in my position!"
Megan McSwain has joined the Chesapeake Conservancy to work with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay to develop public awareness of conservancy issues.
Ashley Mil has begun a career at Padonia Park Club as their events manager. Padonia Park Club is a 30-acre privately owned club in Baltimore county that offers year-round catering in addition to a swim club and day care facilities.
Kevin McDonough accepted a job as a marketing and communications specialist for the MD | DC Credit Union Association. The group advocates on behalf of credit unions in both Maryland and DC at a legislative level, serves as an industry resource and promotes credit union importance to the public. Kevin will help with media placements, internal and external communications, social media, events, and more.
Business Communication alum Morgan Buckingham has let us know that she started a new journey as the marketing coordinator for Federal Realty Investment Trust in November. She writes, "My project or main property is THE AVENUE at White Marsh. I work with the marketing manager, promoting THE AVENUE and our tenants on Facebook and Instagram. We also have a handful of events throughout the year that I help plan and organize. All our events are free and open to the public, and so far it has been an extremely rewarding experience." Congratulations, Morgan, on this exciting new career step! At left, she is shown during her internship at Stevenson University with John Buettner, the AVP of digital communications.