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Business Communication graduate Kait Kirkwood tells us that she recently accepted a full-time position at Discovery Inc. as the Global Talent Management and Operations Coordinator. She will be moving to the company's new operations headquarters in Knoxville, TN., to support the team that manages all of Discovery's on-air talent.

Kait writes to the department, "Being a BizCom major really prepared me to take on a role such as this one, where I will be completing a large variety of tasks. My position includes corporate gifting, talent & producer operations, financial work, social media analytics, and project coordination. Thank you all for your help and support --it has meant the world to me... I would not be able to say I have my dream job at 23 if it weren't for you!"

Kait will mentor network on-camera Talent, troubleshoot Talent issues, and focus on the business of Talent branding. She will also facilitate communications, operations, and logistics across many projects for global on-camera Talent. It's a big job but we know that Kait is up to it! (Photo from Kait Kirkwood's internship at Discovery, Inc.)

ENACTUS, the university's entrepreneurial and experiential learning club, and '47 House, Business Communication's full-service IMC club, recently collaborated on a three-hour event called "The VMAs" (Vendor Marketing Affairs) during which entrepreneurs (both students and outside vendors) could showcase their products and services. This was the first time these two groups have collaborated on an event.

The event was held in the Rockland Ballroom on Friday, September 14, for an interested crowd of students and faculty.

Members of '47 House gathered in the last photo at the registration table for the event.

Business Communication alum Caroline Izzi, who works for Tenable, Inc. Careers, was sent by her employer to Houston to coordinate social media at the Grace Hopper Celebration #GHC18, the world's largest gathering of women technologists.

Caroline writes on Facebook, "Over the past four months, I have been given hands-on opportunities to share the #OneTenable story, like designing these teal giveaway shirts for #girlswhocode! Tenable truly leads the industry with a people-focused mentality."

Keep up the great work, Caroline! You make us proud!

Two Business Communication faculty members and a former faculty member from the department helped to host a "Pancakes for Breakfast" event as part of Stevenson's "Faculty in the Halls" program. Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse were joined by Chris Noya on Saturday morning, Sept. 29, in the first-year quad as they served up pancakes, sausage, coffee, fruit and donuts to the residents of Western Run, Patapsco and Susquehanna Halls. They were joined by two other Faculty in the Halls members, Romas Laskauskus and Laurel Moody, as well as some of the First-Year Success Coaches.

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