BizComm grad Alex Zeidler sent us a quick "checking-in" note. He writes: "We are about three weeks away from the Grand Opening of Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, and these past three months have probably been the most stressful but most exciting three months of my life. Juggling multiple projects and dealing with a deadline that isn't going away is one tough task, but BizComm taught me how to deal with these situations.
The BizComm department is thrilled to have three new interns this fall. Samantha Perillo, Nicolette Stoner and Tyler Turk will help with a number of initiatives, including the First-Year Seminar, the Internship Preparation class, research and data collection for the department, newsletter creation and event planning.
The interns will receive academic credit for their work. Here, in the photo on the left, is Samantha Perillo in Ireland, and on the right is Nicolette Stoner in her previous internship with the Spiritual Spectra.
BizComm alum Jess Dixon Bieber (2009) checked in with the news that she is soon to start a new job with the Fallston Group, a full-service public relations, marketing, strategic planning and brand management comany that specializes in "building, strengthening and defending reputations," according to the website. Jess' past experience with Jigsaw Marketing provided her with strong interpersonal skills, particularly in building and strengthening relationships. While at Stevenson, she was editor of The Villager and captain of Stevenson's NCAA women's lacrosse team, among other things.
Congratulations to Business Communication 2014 grad Travis Douglas, who stopped by the office to let us know he has accepted a job as an IT recruiter with Vision Technology Services, a company that "provides IT talent and project management services to help world-class companies lead," according to the website. Travis' strong interpersonal skills, coupled with his leadership abilities, helped him start along this career path. Here he is shown on the right during his internship next to his mentor, Jeff Dudley, at Corrigan Sports.
CBS/WJZ-TV news reporter and anchor Jessica Kartalija will be joining the BizComm faculty in the fall, teaching one secion of Introduction to Public Speaking.
Kartalija joined the Eyewitness News team in 2006, and now she co-anchors the 5 p.m. newscast daily, and the noon newscast on Mondays and Tuesdays.
She came to Baltimore from Albuquerque, N.M., anchoring and reporting for the News at Nine.
Kartalija graduated from Pennsylvania State University where she majored in broadcast journalism and minored in Spanish. While in college, she completed a semester abroad, living in Sevilla, Spain, and became fluent in the language.
Currently, she is involved with the House of Ruth Maryland, where she is a board member. She was recently named a Baltimore Rising Star from the Living Classrooms Foundation, and is also a member of the American News Women’s Club. She also had a role in the film "Transformers."