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May, 2014, graduate Michelle Larkin, woking in sunny Orlando, Florida, at Walt Disney World, writes to us:

I just wanted to let you know that life is great here in sunny Florida. I still have a hard time believing it is already October, especially when it is still 90 degrees outside. I was offered an extension of my internship recently for another six months, which I've accepted. I'd love to stay with Walt Disney World, and I know a full year in my internship will allow me to network and meet the right people to help make that happen.

Michelle helps to create "Eyes and Ears," a full-color bi-weekly magazine published at the resort for the staff there. You can read her blog at and here's a photo of her having just run a 5K with Minnie.

(Photo from Michelle Larkin)

The next "Lunch Lessons" offered by the department of Business Communication will include three very near and dear alums: Julia Pettingill Webster, CPSM, Lauren Humphries, and Jake Quimby. They will visit the university for the event on Oct. 16, 2014.

Webster, who graduated in 2001,  is the senior marketing coordinator at Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, for which she manages and coordinates the writing of large company must-win transportation proposals and qualification packages. RK&K is an engineering form specializing in the transportation, environmental, construction and utilities fields.


Humphries, a 2008 graduate, recently took on a new career as she became the marketing manager for the LUNGevity Foundation, a non-profit close to her heart. Previously, she served for nearly four years in marketing and special events for campus recreation services at Towson University.



Jake Quimby made a start right here at Stevenson University after graduating. He works in the Admissions Office specifically with publications, and has even served as a mentor to other BizComm interns. He will share a narrative about transitioning from student to employee at Stevenson.

Ten BizComm students and the faculty in the department will join the two for the event.

The Networking and Etiquette Dinner, so-sponsored by Career Services and M.I.L.E., offered students a great chance to learn about proper meal etiquette while gathering tips for conversation, networking, and small talk. Here, BizComm senior Tara Shishmanian, who was one of the attendees, enjoys the meal service. (Photo from SU Flickr)



BizComm Alaina Peterson, who is studying abroad this semester at the National University of Ireland in Galway, writes to us of her experiences thus far:

My friend Marisa from Drexel University and I have been living in Galway for about a month now and it has already been such an amazing experience so far. NUIG is about a 20-25 minute walk from our apartment and only 6 minutes from Eyre Square!

Transitioning, as you can imagine, has been little challenging, but it gets better each day. I went from having 20 people in my classes at Stevenson to having 50-150 students in my five lecture classes I'm taking here in Ireland! Adapting to a bigger environment can be overwhelming at times but it has already helped me to overcome some of my fears, which has allowed me to become more adventurous and assertive. I have made some amazing friends so far, not to mention the fact everyone in Ireland loves Americans which makes it that much easier.

Take care, Alaina, and stay in touch!

Andrew Boyer,  BizComm 2014, writes to us:

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done for me over the past four years. I'm currently an admissions assistant at St. Elizabeth High School in Delaware, the same high school I graduated from! I'm also helping coach the boys soccer team at St. E's. I love every day I come into work and feel like Business Communication has prepared me for the world after college.

Hope all is well and I miss you all. I can't wait to stop by to see you. Once again, thanks!

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